Thank you for your interest in working for us.  A career here at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary can be a most rewarding experience and we also have professional volunteering and work experience opportunities.

We exist because: 

  • We love and value horses and ponies. As sentient beings, they deserve our kindness and care. Unfortunately, there is still a need to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and ponies – and to educate people about how to care for them. 
  • We have lived experience of how horses have made a difference to our lives. We know how to make a difference to other people’s lives through horses. 
  • Caring for horses and ponies and being outside with them in nature is good for our health, happiness and wellbeing too. 

Our core values are Kindness, Care and Knowledge. 

Our current vacancies

97% of staff said they understand how their role contributes to the success of the charity in a recent survey.

Professional Volunteering

Click on the following links to find out more about our trustee, volunteer and work experience opportunities.

Work Experience

Working in partnership with Duchy and Bicton Collegesnow known collectively as Cornwall College, the Mare and Foal Sanctuary welcomes equine, animal and veterinary students for work experience at our farms. 

If you’re interested in studying at Bicton or Duchy to work with horses or ponies please click on the following links: 



For more information about work experience, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kerri Luke for further information by emailing volunteers@mareandfoal.org or call 01626 355969.