Job Vacancies

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Animal Care Volunteers (no weekend availability)

We're looking for dedicated volunteers who are passionate about animals to help within our busy sanctuary in Essex. Hopefield has been running for 28 years, and we currently have over 500 rescue residents in our care, from horses, goats, pigs, and rabbits, to more exotic animals like raccoons, reindeer, reptiles, and meerkats.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable experience with animals, and of course, help a local charity.

We're a short walking distance from Brentwood High Street, so easily accessible by public transport.

  • You will be helping with the day-to-day animal care. This will include cleaning, watering, feeding, grooming and maintaining animal enclosures.
  • You may be required to assist with treating sickly animals and assisting when the vet comes.
  • You will be responsible for keeping your work areas clean and tidy, especially when we're open to the public.

Please note that it is an essential health & safety requirement that all volunteers wear steel toe cap boots or shoes.

Volunteers must be age 16+

Animal Care Volunteer Application Form

College Placements

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is glad to offer work placements for Animal Care / Management college courses.

Please be aware that we cannot confirm placements until you receive your timetable and know what day you'll be released from college, however, we encourage you to complete and send in an application form in the meantime. Once your release day has been confirmed, please get in touch with us immediately - placements will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

College Work Placement Application Form to be sent to

For all enquiries regarding volunteering, please email