Are you a hen lover with spare time on your hands? If you answered “yes”, then we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteering with us is incredibly rewarding, and there are many ways you can help. Whether you’re hands on with hens, helping us fundraise, or teaching the younger generation about our feathered friends, you’ll be making an invaluable contribution to the BHWT and helping save even more lives.

There are 2 main areas in which we require volunteers: Rehoming* and Education**. Find out more about the roles and what they involve below.

You can also read A Day in the Life of a Coordinator to learn more about what volunteering with us involves.

* If you are applying to become a rehoming volunteer, we are currently accepting applications, but may not be able to immediately place you within one of our rehoming teams, as many already have waiting lists.

**Currently we are not enrolling education volunteers. Please check back often though as this changes.

We always love to hear from people passionate about helping hens, so please apply as there may be lots of other ways you can help!

Volunteers August 2020

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.

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.

Educational Workshops

Education volunteer

The British Hen Welfare Trust has volunteers to support its education programme for schools and other educational and care settings across the UK. Education volunteers will lead workshops to help primary school pupils (aged 4 – 11) explore egg production and animal welfare topics and gain the knowledge and skills to make food choices that are healthy for both themselves and for farmed animals. To find out more click here.

Our education volunteers have their own hens and be willing to take one or two of them to schools to meet the pupils.

Rehoming Volunteers With Face Masks

Current opportunities

We're currently looking for drivers as well as other roles. View full details and the complete list of current opportunities here.

Current vacancies

We are looking for volunteer drivers for the following teams:

  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall (Redruth)
  • Dorset (Blandford Forum)
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Kent
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Northumberland
  • Scotland (Denny, Huntly)
  • Somerset
  • Suffolk (Stanton)
  • West Sussex
  • East Sussex
  • Wales (Boncath)
  • Worcestershire
Find out what this role involves and if you can help, apply via the form below.

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