Jobs & Volunteering

We are a small friendly and passionate team who are all devoted to the mission of the Sanctuary. Our staff love working at the Sanctuary so much that we rarely have vacancies to advertise, but from time to time there are situations vacant, these will be advertised below.

We also rely heavily on the support of a network of volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities available please click here to find out more information on becoming a Holly Hedge Volunteer.


Volunteer Animal Care Assistants

This role is to assist our kennel staff with the morning cleaning, feeding, walking and socialisation for a whole day 8.30am – 4pm. This will be for a minimum of one set day per week for a minimum of 6 months due to the level of training required. We have positions for both cats and dogs, but applicants should be aware of  the physical nature of the role and have the confidence to work unsupervised.

Volunteer Weekend Coordinator

As the weekends can be our busiest time with visiting public we would love a volunteer to help our staff liaise with volunteer dog walkers, helping to choose dogs to walk, confidently harness and then collect from reception. Applicants will need to be confident with dogs and able to harness using our positive training methods. As above this will be a committed role for either a Saturday or Sunday
for a minimum of 6 months.

Volunteer Reception Assistants

Our phone lines and reception area can be a really busy place. To help us achieve  a faster rehoming process, tohelp assist the public with inquiries to the sanctuary and to assist in fundraising, we are looking for confident charismatic people who would like to volunteer for a minimum of one set day per week in our
reception. This is an exciting and varied role which would suitsomeone with previous office experience, however full training will be
given. The ability to use a computer and simple database will be essential.

Volunteering can be a brilliant gateway into the animal care industry and is ideal for those wishing to gain experience for a future career or to gain references for their CV. We are a lovely friendly team and those wishing to go beyond and help us in other ways will be rewarded with knowing what a huge difference your help will be to us and all our furry residents.

Applicants should email me at to arrange an informal interview and learn about the roles and what they would entail.