Help at a vegan Animal Sanctuary and get to know our animals in Wells, UK

  • United Kingdom
  • Favourited 982 times
  • Last activity: 13 May 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description



    We are a vegan Animal Sanctuary for rescued farm animals, situated in the gorgeous countryside of Somerset, South West England. We currently have over 100 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, horses, hens, ferrets and others, who have come to us from horrible backgrounds, and who will now live out the rest of their lives in peace. We manage the sanctuary ourselves, with the help of our incredible workawayers, and a few regular local volunteers.

    Animal lovers only!

    Please note :
    - we are only looking for volunteers who can stay for 2 months or longer
    - we are extremely busy with the animals on the sanctuary and we don't have much time for admin!! We therefore cannot reply to all of the messages we receive. If you do not get a response, we are really sorry but we cannot host you at this time. Thank you for understanding

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have a unique insight into life in Somerset, a beautiful part of England. The land here is really peaceful, calming and special. Many people who come to visit us leave with a lasting sense of relaxation.

    You also get the chance to hang out with and get to know all of our beautiful animals!

  • UK chairty

    Registered charity

    This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.

  • Help


    We need workawayers to help us with the daily routine here on the sanctuary. Getting to know the animals, bringing them out of their stables each morning, cleaning out their stables, general maintenance around the place...and when you get the chance, spending time playing and socialising with the animals. There is always something to be done here!!

    Please note that this is a very independent role. We are always here to support and provide full training, but this is not a place for those who are looking to socialise a lot with humans - however, there are lots and lots animals to spend as much time with as you like!!

    We also have 5 energetic dogs, who are always asking for a ball to be thrown...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workaway accommodation is a small converted barn with a fridge and electricity. There is a shower and toilet available to use in the house.

    For summer months we also have a small caravan within the sanctuary grounds, with a little kitchen including a gas cooker, a fridge and electricity. There is also the possibility of camping in a bell tent.

    You will be provided with a food budget to prepare your own meals.

    Please note - we are a vegan household and do not allow any meat or dairy onto the sanctuary, in respect of the animals who live here

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is in a rural location, about 5 minutes drive from Wells. We are more than happy to pick you up and take you to Wells when needed. We also have bicycles to borrow if you want. From there you can visit Glastonbury, a really unique, spiritual and fantastic town! There is also a bus to the city of Bristol, which has lots of culture and great nightlife. There are lots of amazing walks around the area too.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for those with their own vans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 147292527944

Feedback (16)


These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (4.9)

Communication: (5.0)

Help in the house and on the land, at our off-grid home in the Snowdonia foothills near Machynlleth, Wales
Enjoy the wide open space and beauty the area offers here in John O Groats, Scotland, UK