Skills and experience required:

  • Enthusiastic and pro-active
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good DIY skills
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable but not necessary

How this helps the SAA:

The SAA operates from a large site which requires lots of regular maintenance from grass cutting to minor repairs. In addition to help us raise much needed funds, and promote our work to the local community, we organise regular fundraising events onsite and our maintainance volunteers help prepare for the events.

What does this role involve?

  • Grass cutting and other landscaping maintenance
  • Minor DIY tasks around site
  • Fixing event equipment, such as tables or game equipment
  • Ensuring the barbeque is clean, in working order and has full gas canisters
  • Setting up gazebos, tables and other equipment the day prior to an event
  • Sweeping and tidying the outbuildings and other public areas 

Time commitment required:

Some volunteers help every day, some once a week and some once a month. All we ask is that once you confirm your availability, you honour that commitment to enable us to ensure the rota is adequately filled. We can be flexible and accommodate shift workers who may have differing days off each week.

Onsite fundraising events take place once a month between March and November, always on a Sunday. Details of these events are available in our Events Diary or on our website and we ask for support in the days leading upto the event.

How will we support you:

Your contact will be the Office Administrator , who will provide you with full information, guidance and direction. Tools and equipment will be provided. You will also be introduced to other volunteers, who you may be working with to.

What you can gain from volunteering with the SAA:

  • Meeting and working with new people
  • Develop existing skills or gain new skills
  • The experience of using your skills and abilities to help the SAA, supporting the animals in our care.