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Surrey Docks Farm
Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm that aims to educate people about where their food comes from and to enable people to become actively involved in all aspects of farming.

Surrey Docks Farm is a working farm that rears a range of livestock to demonstrate where our food comes from and to promote animal welfare. Produce from the animals, including meat and eggs, is sold through the farm shop when available.


Livestock volunteers assist with all aspects of animal care. Daily duties include helping with feeding, mucking out enclosures, sweeping the yard and paths, collecting eggs, exercising and putting the animals away at night.

Please be aware we have a small staff team with only one Livestock staff member per day and as such volunteer supervision is very limited. We do provide on-the-job training, but expect volunteers to be capable of working independently to complete a set task.

Time commitment

We’re now recruiting for new volunteers, we have vacancies on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday for weekly morning or afternoon sessions. Livestock volunteers need to commit to a set morning (9am-1pm), afternoon (2pm-5pm) attending on a weekly basis, ideally for a minimum of three months. Set times are important, so that we can stick to routine times for the animals we’re caring for and know we’ll have enough help.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.