Animals Asia Foundation - Office Volunteer

Animals Asia Foundation

Name: Animals Asia Foundation - Office Volunteer
Organisation: Animals Asia Foundation
Location: 17 Mary Seacole Road, The Millfields, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3JY
Type: Part Time
We are looking for people who want to volunteer one or more days per week on an ongoing basis, but would also consider half-or full-time volunteers who will commit to helping for a minimum of six weeks.


Committed volunteers needed to help with administrative duties on site in busy friendly Plymouth office. 1+ days weekly on an ongoing basis or for a minimum of six weeks. Help us end bear bile farming in China and Vietnam!

Duties are mainly administrative and will include use of computers and data entry. Professional and comfortable telephone manner preferred.

We ask for a commitment of one or more day per week on an ongoing basis. However, we would also be interested to hear from volunteers who could commit to either a morning or an afternoon, as well as those who can commit to full days.The work must be carried out in our Plymouth Office, which is a friendly but busy place, complete with dog!

Your work will help support a globally respected charity.

Practical Considerations

In the long term volunteers may need to have a DBS check due to dealing with personal data and sensitive information.

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Organisation Description

Founded in 1998, Animals Asia Foundation (charity no: 1086903) is a registered charity devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout the Asian continent. Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change.

Our mission is to improve the lives of all animals in Asia, end cruelty and restore respect for animals Asia-wide. Particular emphasis is focused on ending bear bile farming and the eating of dogs and cats.

We work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, about 1,200 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross border export of "meat dogs" in Asia.

We are committed to forging constructive solutions to the seemingly insurmountable problems which the animals face.

In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia, and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

We cultivate communication and cooperation with governments to open the door to solutions while creating grass roots programmes within the community, which spark far reaching change.

Our UK Office is located in Plymouth.


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Cause / Interests

  • Animals
  • Environment

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Finance Work
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


The ability to work in a busy environment and basic computer literacy are requirements. Some experience of databases and Excel spreadsheets are essential. Professional, comfortable telephone manner is preferred.


Administrative experience, the understanding of how a charity operates, the satisfaction of knowing that they've helped fight animal cruelty by supporting a wonderful charity.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: Public Liability Insurance
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period