Animal Care Assistant - Volunteer

Job Description

If you’re looking to get involved in an enthusiastic team, to meet new people or to improve your historical knowledge, why not get involved with Powderham Castle’s first ever volunteer team? We have lots of opportunities available in multiple areas of the business, all working towards providing our visitors with the best experience possible and to keep this iconic family home available to all. Whether one area takes your fancy or you’d like to lend a hand in multiple areas, we can find something to fit you!

What you'll be doing as an Animal Care Assistant:

  • Providing all visitors with a warm welcome to the Secret Garden
  • Engaging with visitors and relaying information and interesting facts about the animals/answering any questions visitors may have
  • Maintaining a high standard of care and welfare for each animal. Animal husbandry duties include: cleaning of animal pens, feeding, monitoring and keeping records of health, grooming
  • Ensuring all visitor areas are kept clean and tidy. Daily duties include: litter picking, path sweeping and checking the play equipment

The things we are looking for in you:

  • A warm and friendly attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An enthusiasm and passion for caring for animals
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills

What we can offer you:

  • An opportunity to meet new people and become part of a dedicated team
  • A supportive and encouraging environment to grow your skills and knowledge
  • A place to learn and experience new things
  • Discount in the Courtyard Cafe and Farm Shop
  • Tickets to events at the Castle 


Contact: Naomi Hunt

Contact Email: [email protected]