Horse Welfare Team - various locations

Volunteer Horse Welfare Team Home Visitor

Volunteer Horse Welfare Team Home Visitor















Are you experienced with horses and would like an opportunity to help one of the countries leading pet charities? Would you like to volunteer but cannot give a regular commitment? Blue Cross is looking for knowledgeable people with great communication skills to help us by carrying out home visits to horses in their new homes and potential new owners in the local area.


We would love you to join us and help us help more pets in need


You’ll learn new skills and gain valuable experience for your CV, while meeting new people and having fun!


The hours are flexible and there is no minimum time commitment to be a volunteer.


This opportunity is available in the following locations: Northamptonshire and Berkshire.


The role of a volunteer Home Visitor

Tasks include:


  • Carrying out home visits for horses on loan from the Blue Cross.
  • Providing advice to borrowers on a range of horse care issues.
  • Completing relevant visit forms.
  • Reporting back to the Horse Welfare Coordinator on the outcome of home visits by phone or e-mail.
  • Carrying out home visits for potential new borrowers of Blue Cross horses and ponies.



To be a volunteer Home Visitor

You will need:

  • Equine Industry experience is essential; a BHS stage 3 qualification is desirable
  • Experience working with and caring for a wide range of horses is essential for this role.
  • A good knowledge of horse care issues.
  • The ability to work in a team or alone.
  • A willingness to follow Blue Cross policy
  • A reasonable fitness level
  • A confident approach with an ability to deal politely and respectfully with borrowers
  • A full current driving licence and vehicle.
  • A personable and friendly manner.


 Why volunteer?

  • Develop skills and enhance your CV
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • All travel costs will be covered
  • You’ll be helping horses to have happy, healthy lives
  • Gain practical skills, experience and a training programme



We would love you to join us and help us help more pets in need. If you have any questions then you can email us on or give us a call on 0300 777 1980.


We would love to hear from you.