Rehoming volunteer

The British Hen Welfare Trust currently has almost 1,000 volunteers across the country, but we always need more! There are many different ways you can help, from hosting a rehoming site for us to dealing with admin on the day.

Rehoming days are often long and tiring and take place roughly every four to six weeks, but my goodness are they rewarding. You’ll most likely end up tired, but you’ll know you’ve helped send hundreds if not thousands of hens on their way to a free-range retirement.

Here’s what one of our rehomers said about our volunteers: “I wanted to thank you so much for our wonderful new hens! And I particularly wanted to let you know how lovely and professional everyone was from start to finish and how caring we could tell you all are. Thank you again and keep up the great work!”

We want to hear from volunteers from all parts of the country. So, whether you’ve got a spare stable and could host a rehoming day or a van which could help transport hens to their new homes, we’d love to hear from you. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

To find out more, read about each role below.

Current vacancies

  • York: We need more volunteers to help load up hens at farms and deliver to Wombleton on rehoming days. Please get in touch if you can help.
  • DRIVERS NEEDED: We are in urgent need of drivers, either with a tow bar to enable them to pull a trailer, or a vehicle and trailer combination / van. This is required in Dorset, Sussex, Lancashire (Wigan area) and Lincolnshire.
  • POORLY CARERS: We’re in need of poorly carers across the country so please get in touch.
  • HOST SITES: If you’re in Bristol, Perth, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and have a barn / stable set up, plus parking, we’d love to hear from you!