Smalls Volunteer

Waiting List
- we are not currently recruiting for this role, however you are still welcome to apply now to register your interest. Your application will be added to our waiting list and we will contact you (if suitable) should a vacancy arise.

This volunteer role at Danaher Animal Home will provide vital support to the smalls staff. It is an excellent opportunity to gain practical and theoretical knowledge of animal behaviour and training. This is an essential role at the Home, which will make a difference to the lives of the hundreds of small animals that pass through our doors each year and help them in their journey to reach their new home.

Role Purpose

To assist animal care assistant staff in ensuring Danaher small animals have the appropriate care

Main Activities/Tasks

  • To assist staff/volunteers with the care, husbandry and socialisation of small animals

Experience/Skills/Knowledge required

  • Experience of handling Small Animals, and a confident and sensible approach to animals
  • A flexible approach to work and ability to take instruction
  • Adhering to the policies of Danaher Animal Home
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and have a positive attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to show empathy and understanding when dealing with others
  • A strong interest in animal welfare, and an empathy and understanding of animals within a rescue environment

Support and training provided

Health and Safety training will be given by the Volunteer Coordinator as part of an induction programme, support and instruction will be provide by the animal care assistant team and experienced volunteers.


Volunteering will take place in the Smalls Barn at The Danaher Animal Home, Weatherfield, North Braintree, Essex, CM7 4EQ

Additional Information

Volunteers will need to:-

  • Attend a scheduled induction -┬áThis will take place one your application form has been received and processed
  • Purchase at least a Polo T Shirt and ensure its worn at all times while on site

Interested in helping with this role? Fill out an Application Form today!