There are always jobs to do around the Ark, so we always need more people to help out. Whatever your expertise, be it DIY, gardening, odd jobs, washing up, dog-walking, socialising with the animals, please get in touch. It doesn’t matter whether you can offer just an hour here and there or whole days, we’d be grateful for any help you can give. You can find out more about volunteering opportunities below.We are looking for volunteers who can fulfill the following duties. If you are interested in any of these roles please contact us.
Horse lovers: We need volunteers to help in the stables at the Ark, any horsey folk to do mucking out, filling haynets, grooming etc. All welcome, please either ring 01507 358140 or visit in mornings only. Must be over 16 unless accompanied by an adult.
Painters: We are looking for people, possibly retirees who would be able to do some painting around the site to spruce us up for the spring and summer.
Gardeners: We are currently looking for gardeners to help with grass cutting and keeping our grounds neat and tidy.
Collectors: We need more people to help us collect donations from our various collection points and also from private individuals. This would be on an as needed basis so would ideally suit a retired person. We are looking for people from around the county but our busiest area in need at the moment is the Louth/Mablethorpe/Alford area.
We also need somebody to take over weekly collections from the donation bins at Morrisons, Grimsby Road, Laceby on a regular basis on either Weds pm, Thursdsays or Friday am to complement the collections done on a Monday am and then take it to the Ark at regular intervals, possibly 1-3 weekly.
Fundraisers: We need a team of people who can take over the job of fund-raising for us as we don’t have anybody who can co-ordinate this vital part of the work. We want to arrange a sponsored dog walk and an open day during the summer months, as well as arrange car boot sales, collection days in supermarkets and anything else that will bring in much needed money.
Dog Socialisers: We like our dogs to get as much exercise as possible so always need offers of people to help exercise them. We particularly need help with the larger dogs as everybody can manage the small ones but not all can cope with the bigger breeds. We currently aren’t walking the dogs but exercising them in our various exercise fields with toys as well as doing lead and recall practice and some basic training. This is proving much more beneficial to the dogs and we need people willing to help with this.