Big Opportunities for 2019

If you follow us on social media, then you may be aware of a recent announcement we made regarding volunteering at Tower Hill Stables.

As you may be aware, we have never been open to the public and this isn’t going to change as there are too many risks involved for animals and people alike. However, we are looking at opening up the Tower Hill Stables site in Asheldham site to trusted volunteers who would like to stay over and help out around the sanctuary with every day jobs such as sweeping, cleaning up the hard standing areas, mucking out the stables, feeding the animals and helping with any other jobs that pop up during your stay (because nothing is the same week to week in sanctuary life) in exchange for a donation to help with the feed costs

Why volunteer?

There are a number of reasons why people enjoy volunteering. Sometimes it can be a good break away from you regular day to day activities and job, a chance to get out in the (somewhat) fresh air and spend time with the animals.

For people who are very active in the vegan movement (cubes, vigils, disruptions) it can be reassuring to see that some animals do get to live out their lives in peace. Activists can be prone to burn out, so staying at a sanctuary and seeing first hand some of the good in the world can be soothing for the soul.

How can you get involved?

Whilst we are still fine tuning the volunteering experience and going through the kinks, we are talking to people about booking for next year. We have a specific email set up for volunteer requests: All we ask is for a donation to be made to the sanctuary, £30PP per night or £150pp for a week. All of the money will go towards the ever increasing feed costs for the 450 rescued animals which is now in excess of £10,000 per month..

What will you need to bring?

There are no nearby shops, so making sure you have enough food with you is important. You will have use of the kitchen and all its facilities so it will be easy enough to cook yourself a meal during the stay. You also need to make sure you bring enough layers with you, UK weather can be very temperamental so making sure you have enough clothes to get through your visit will be important. Layers should include thermals, long sleeves, jumpers, leggings, joggers, coat and water proof boots! (This is a must). During the summer months it’s not as bad but it’s always handy to have extra clothes when doing mucky work.

As stated above, if you do want any more information on volunteering, feel free to email: and we will get back to use as soon as the animals will allow us.

Hope to see you soon!

Fiona Oakes