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Jobs & Volunteering

I volunteer to help to make a difference and to make new friends. There’s plenty of variety of jobs and you can acquire new skills.
Neil Hoffmann, volunteer at Sacrewell


Running Sacrewell is a labour of love; but it takes a lot of time, commitment and effort.

To apply for any of the job roles listed below, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining why you are suitable for the post to jobs@sacrewell.org.uk, including the job title as the subject e.g. “Farm Assistant Application”.

Please note; due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so early application is advised. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the closing date (if applicable, if not four weeks from receiving your application), please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Dig in and muck out at Sacrewell as part of our team of volunteers. As a charitable trust, we rely heavily on volunteers to keep the site and the animals looking their best all year round and provide our visitors with a memorable experience. Whether you’re a gardener looking for a new project, a handyman with time on your hands or a budding historian with a thirst for living history, there may be the perfect voluntary role to suit you.

We accept volunteers aged 18 and above, so if you have a skill or some time that you’d like to contribute, please do send an email to us with “Volunteering” in the subject line.

Group Volunteering

Sacrewell is proud to work with a number of special needs schools and organisations as a community outreach centre. We also welcome corporate volunteer groups and youth groups, who have assisted in conservation tasks such as planting trees, building fences and creating a new willow coppice. If you lead a group who would like to donate their time, get in touch with “Group Volunteering” in the subject line.

Work Experience

We accept work experience students aged 15 and above for placements up to two weeks. Please do send an email to us with “Work Experience” in the subject line and let us know what you’re interested in. In the past we’ve offered placements with a focus on marketing, animal husbandry or with a mix of everything that goes on here at Sacrewell. Please note that we have filled our animal husbandry placements for 2018.

Events Volunteer

Make our events even more special for our visitors by providing a personal touch. Assist with delivering events such as outdoor theatre, Christmas and sheep shearing.

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Education Volunteer

Inspire children to have an interest in food, farming and our countryside. Assist with schools visits, education events and regular clubs.

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