General Volunteering

Applications are open for: Saturdays and School Holidays (our programme is very popular so you may be added to our waiting list and contacted when a space becomes available).

Please read the information below before applying.

In order to be accepted as a volunteer at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm you must be:

  • 13 years old or older
  • hardworking, polite, enthusiastic and ready to get stuck in!
  • eager to gain skills with a wide variety of animals


Before being offered a volunteering place at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, you will be required to:

  • complete a trial day


Volunteering at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is varied and involves assisting with some of the following:

  • daily husbandry of domestic and farm animals
  • helping zoo keepers with food preparation
  • preparation of food and water
  • cleaning out animal pens and enclosures
  • maintenance of animal enclosures
  • animal enrichment
  • animal handling and animal shows
  • fun days, stands and other events around site


Joining our programme offers a unique opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals and join an enthusiastic team. The work is physically demanding, so you will be expected to work hard, whatever the weather. However, it is also fun, and many of the activities are enjoyable and rewarding.

Please note there is a £10 admin fee which covers the induction process. Uniform in the form of a t-shirt is required and will be provided. We ask for facial piercings to be removed before work for health and safety reasons. Please note, the zoo is a no smoking area.

How to apply

To apply for a volunteering place with us, please download the application form below and send it to our Work Experience Coordinator, Charlotte Greaves.

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