As animal care volunteer you could work for an animal welfare charity or rescue centre. Tasks would include looking after the health and well being of the animals in the centre such as feeding, grooming, exercising and making sure the animals are fit and healthy. Animal welfare centres are always looking for volunteers and also sometimes paid help to run their rescue or care centres.
No specific qualifications are needed, on the job training will be given. An apprenticeship in animal care is available at levels 2 and 3 and would benefit this, and other related and salaried roles.
- A very keen interest in working with and caring for animals
- The ability to handle animals that may be timid or nervous