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Volunteering

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Here at Mudchute, much of our work relies on the support of our wonderful team of volunteers. We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers and work experience placements. Unfortunately we can only take on volunteers who are 16 or older. If you are interested in volunteering with us as a corporate group, please see our section on corporate volunteering.

Ways to volunteer

There are many ways to support Mudchute through volunteering. Your role as a volunteer depends on the amount of time you have to volunteer and your skills and interests.

Volunteering opportunities at Mudchute are diverse and can include anything from:

  • helping our Equestrian Centre
  • washing up in our restaurant, Mudchute Kitchen
  • assisting with fundraising activities
  • mucking out and caring for the animals
  • helping in the after schools club
  • planning and marketing events

For more information on the various volunteering roles we offer, please refer to the Volunteer Job Descriptions.

Benefits and rewards

Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding and help you give back to the community. But volunteering can also provide you with many other benefits including:

  • the chance to have fun doing something you've never tried before
  • increased confidence
  • a sense of satisfaction and achievement
  • the opportunity to make new friends and contacts with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • increased job and career prospects and new skills

How to become a volunteer

First of all, decide how much time you have to give and in what area you would like to volunteer your skill. Looking after animals can be hard, physically demanding work so think about the level of commitment you are willing to provide. To find out more about becoming a volunteer, please review our volunteering job roles and download our prospective volunteers application form and send your completed application form to our volunteer coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Overseas volunteers

Overseas volunteers should send the completed the overseas volunteers applicaton form to our volunteer coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Work Experience

For information about our work experience programme, please click here.

Volunteering enquiries

If you are over 16 years of age and have a particular skill to offer or simply want to help, please review our volunteering job roles and download our prospective volunteers application form and send your completed application form to our volunteer coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We look forward to hearing from you!