Livestock watcher volunteer

Livestock watcher volunteer


Hebridean sheep at Warburg Nature Reserve by Kelly Hedges

The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust has grazing animals on many of it's sites. Volunteers help to keep an eye on the animals; helping monitor their health and welfare.

Position details


Any Day

Stockwatchers are required to check the correct number of livestock are present, carry out a visual health check of the animals (training provided), ensure they have adequate water and grazing and check the integrity of fences and gates. They are also expected to report issues of any other type to BBOWT staff.

No experience necessary, but an interest in animal welfare is important. Training will be provided. This is a solo role, so a willingness to carry out duties unsupervised is essential.

Stock are checked every day. Volunteer Stockwatchers are requested to make a commitment to cover a particular day each week, preferably checking in the morning or at lunchtime to give us time to respond should there be a problem.