Vegan Sanctuary Foundation Volunteering

Volunteers have been an integral part of the Santuario Vegan team since the organisation started in 2011 and make a key contribution to the project moving forward.

Any action you take will improve the lives of animals and help us carry out our mission to protect farm animals, inspire change in the way society views and treats animals, and promote veganism.

To be part of the team of volunteers you must be committed to the goals and vision of Fundación Santuario Vegan .

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Animal sanctuary volunteers

Volunteering helping animals

Do you like the idea of spending time outdoors, meeting like-minded people for a worthy cause and hanging out with adorable farm animals on the same day? Then register and take part in our activities.

We are located in the Sierra Oeste de Madrid, 40 kilometres from Madrid city. 

Time commitment required

A six-hour shift with a regular commitment of at least one day per month.


No previous experience is necessary.

Exceptions to the age requirements

Volunteers will be considered to be over 16 years of age, together with permission from their guardians.


Assist with the cleaning of the Facilities and other grounds maintenance work as determined on a daily basis according to the most urgent needs.

Tasks may include, among others, cleaning the dormitories and parks, repairing or building fences, raking or scrubbing and cleaning feeders and water troughs. These tasks are not glamorous and can be physically demanding and repetitive, however, each task helps us in our mission to rescue and care for animals in need.


Ability to work in all weather conditions, ability to perform strenuous physical work and commitment to the objectives of Santuario Vegan.

Any special skills such as carpentry, construction tasks, etc. note them on the application.

You should start with experienced people or attend training. Once you have gained experience you can volunteer on the days that best suit your schedule as long as you notify us in advance. The volunteer shift starts at 08:30 am and ends at 14:30 pm.

If you can't make it to one of the locations such as the Shelter (you can organise with others who come to the centre) or events to volunteer from there you can still help us from other locations. Opportunities for this type of volunteering vary throughout the year and include the donation of professional services that can be done from home. Please complete the form below and let us know how you can contribute to helping the animals.

Applications are reviewed and responded to on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability to volunteer.

Please provide all the information requested in the form: these questions are designed to provide us with the right information to get you started with the Santuario Vegan team.

For further information you can contact our volunteer coordinator at voluntariado@santuariovegan.org