The Big Cat Sanctuary’s staff are all dedicated and passionate about their work; however, there is a limit to what each individual can achieve in a day which is why the organisation is supported by a committed group of volunteers, who provide a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience.

Volunteers undertake a range of roles, including supporting the work of our gardening and maintenance teams, customer services, fundraising, delivering site tours and experiences, along with supporting our keeping team.

Due to the varied nature of the tasks a flexible and adaptable attitude is essential to make this role a success. Ideally you will be able to commit to a minimum of one day per fortnight.

The size of the team fluctuates in accordance with site needs; thus we hold a waiting list when expressions of interest exceed (seasonal) requirements.

Please note:

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

Volunteering is not the same as a work experience placement (see Work Experience)

There is no regular public transport serving The Big Cat Sanctuary


Please complete an expression of interest form and return it via email to: Volunteering

Post: Lainey Sillett, Customer Services Manager, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Smarden, Ashford  TN27 8PJ