Pets' Corner Volunteer Keeper

Pets Corner is a city farm that is accessible to everyone, situated right in the heart of Newcastle. A much-loved visitor attraction, Pets Corner has been in Jesmond Dene for over 60 years. It gives members of the public the opportunity to experience a slice of the countryside without leaving the city.

By getting involved you will:

  • Gain skills and experience working with animals
  • Help others to learn about the array of animals kept at Pets Corner
  • Develop your knowledge of visitor experience and working with members of the public
  • Be a part of a brand-new charity that is breathing new life into Newcastle's parks and allotments

What's involved?

Pets Corner is a busy working farm and visitor attraction that is open to the general public. As a volunteer you will get stuck in with our staff team and take on various tasks throughout the day, including:

  • Assisting with the care and welfare of animals at Pets Corner - Supported by our staff you will take on the routine tasks of animal care, complete healthcare checks and assist with medication for animals, help with handling and restraining of animals when needed, develop new ideas to provide animal enrichment and of course keep the animals clean, fed and watered
  • Engaging with members of the public - As a visitor attraction we want to engage the public with our work and encourage their interest in the range of animals that we have on site. This might involve chatting with the public whilst you are going about your duties, explaining what you are doing and answering questions about the animals that you are interacting with. You might also be able to get involved in events, school visits and workshops
  • General site maintenance and repair - Making sure that the enclosures are secure and safe for both the public and animals is a vital part of the work of our Pets Corner team


We are a small team, so we're looking for volunteers with a can-do attitude, a sense of fun, and a willingness to get muddy! Our ideal volunteer would be someone:

  • With relevant experience in working with animals - Pets Corner has a range of animals from farm livestock to domestic pets and birds. We would love to hear from people who have prior experience in working in this environment. This experience is not necessarily essential, but a love of animals is!
  • Working towards training or qualification in Animal Care - There are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop new skills and we can support you with qualifications that you might be undertaking
  • Happy to work hard whatever the weather - We work in all weathers throughout the year, from mucking out pens to fixing fences this is a physically demanding role. We want people who aren't afraid to get stuck in!


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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/05/2022

End Date: 01/06/2023

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Pets' Corner,
Jesmond Dene,
Red Walk
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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