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Would you like to volunteer at Springwood?

Come and enjoy the tranquility of Springwood Sanctuary in return for helping out on the land. A willingness for engaging in practical work outdoors is all that is required. No previous horse experience is necessary as there is no traditional horse management work. When you visit you will be introduced to our way of being so that you can interact with the herd and develop peaceful, trusting relationships with them in a unique way.  This connection is heart opening and will live with you forever.  

We encourage all our volunteers to mindfully immerse in nature and to respectfully enjoy the peacefulness of the herd roaming freely whilst we quietly work around them. We do not use machinery which enables us to enjoy engaging with the land in a gentle, peaceful way. For this reason we offer one-to-one and two-to-one time on the land with us. We are not open to the public, and therefore require a prior appointment to be made. 

Join us for a regular day or a one off - you choose.

What our volunteers say about Springwood

Catherine Smith

I have watched the land bloom under the care of all at Springwood.  I have watched the herd let go of past traumas and avail themselves of the peace and freedom offered here. I love every moment I spend here.

Claire Letang

I love volunteering at Springwood. There is something totally magical about being in amongst the beautiful horses and donkeys that are now able to live in a place of safety and peace. I can feel myself start to relax almost as soon as I arrive and being able to be so close to them is a real privilege.

Margaret Hook

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jacqui, David, Ollie and the herd, they came into my life at the time I needed them. I now volunteer at Springwood and can't wait for Tuesday morning when I go over there.

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Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary CIC

near Petworth, West Sussex

United Kingdom

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