Application Form



Retail Assistants – Volunteers

You don’t need a reason to help animals, so why not volunteer in one of our charity shops today!

Want to improve your CV, meet new people and have fun whilst supporting the work of Ferne Animal Sanctuary? Why not consider becoming a Ferne retail volunteer?

Our Crewkerne, Chard, Honiton & Ilminster charity shops, and on-site gift shop, are looking for retail assistants. Our charity shops sell a range of donated clothing, accessories and childrens toys, with our lovely little gift shop selling an array of carefully selected products and produce. We need volunteers to help us sell these fantastic products to our customers and local supporters.

As little as four hours a week volunteering in one of our retail stores could make a real difference to the lives of the animals in our care, as well as bringing fulfilment and enjoyment to you.

Please download the below Volunteer Application Form and email to or alternatively post to Volunteering Department, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH.

 F.A.S Volunteer Application Form Issue 1.2 Jan 2019



Ferne Animal Sanctuary was established in 1939 to care for the animals of people who went away to war. After the war many of the owners sadly did not return and Ferne took care of the animals left with them for the rest of their lives.

Today Ferne provides sanctuary for over 300 animals at its home in Somerset. We also re-home approximately 500 cats and dogs each year.

We are looking for people who have the experience to work at Board level and we encourage applications from all backgrounds, genders and ethnic groups.

We are looking to appoint a Trustee with a legal background. Preferably with experience of working in the charity sector, however, we would welcome applications from individuals with legal expertise in any field.

If you would like to receive an information pack and details on how to apply then please email