Farm hand

Support farm staff and volunteers to look after the animals and the farmyard

Manor Farm is not currently accepting new volunteers at this time. Please check back here in the future for updates.

About the opportunity

Some of our Visitor Attractions have many animals, including pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and rabbits for visitors to enjoy and learn about.  This role will support farm staff and volunteers to look after the animals and the farmyard. 

Tasks and duties

There are a range of tasks and duties that are needed to look after the animals, many of which must be completed on a daily basis

  • Feeding and providing water
  • Mucking out of shelters and enclosures
  • Dealing with enquiries from members of the public who are looking to buy an animal
  • General farm yard duties

Volunteers with previous experience of certain types of animal husbandry may have the chance to be involved with

  • Foot trimming
  • Dagging
  • Shearing
  • Drenching


No previous experience is needed as many of the tasks can be shown to the volunteer by existing staff and volunteers.
Volunteers with previous experience of animal husbandry tasks such as foot trimming, dagging, basic medical procedures are also needed.
For long term volunteers training is available and can include First Aid, practical tool use and Leadership Skills. 

Who we are looking for

 You will

  • be confident working closely with and handling animals 
  • enjoy working outdoors
  • have a basic level of fitness
  • have good interpersonal skills

Volunteers with all levels of skills and knowledge of animal husbandry are welcome.

Manor Farm, Pylands Lane, Bursledon Nr Southampton SO31 1BH

Staunton Farm Middle Park Way Havant PO9 5HB

Staunton Farm

How to apply

This role may require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.