Work Experience Programme 2023

With the growth of our organisation and our recent success with our Summer Internships, we have recently introduced our Work Experience Programme, for people who are looking to gain valuable, accredited experience for their field of studies and to progress themselves further in their line of work.

This is an exciting opportunity, particularly for those who are taking a break before continuing further education, for those who are travelling but want to incorporate experience to return back to work or for those who simply want to become more passionate about their job and learn life-long lessons to springboard themselves in their future career.

It’s all too common that nowadays no matter how well trained you are, many employers will want work experience before they offer you a role, and here at Tenerife Horse Rescue we can provide you all the hands on work, coaching and support you need, a fantastic resume and reference from a registered charity to take away with you, and a lifetime of amazing memories from your time spent with the incredible animals and volunteers here at the sanctuary.

Community Life.

While we have some positions available for those living locally and coming in daily, most of our volunteers on work experience will be living on-site at the finca. This may be a very different sort of life to what you may be accustomed to! Rule number one; this is an animal sanctuary and this is their home first. If you don’t like animals, random animal noises, and dogs and cats in your living room, kitchen and workspace, then this is probably not the place for you! Check out our page community living to see what to expect here.

Current roles.

While we have a lot of specific roles (and some transient roles) at the finca, there are a select few positions where you will always have the guidance of a senior volunteer to support you and help you learn and progress throughout your time here.

1; Building Team Supporter.
For health and safety reasons you must have some basic experience and understanding in this field, and the ideal person would stay with us for a minimum of 2 months. Your work will include but not be limited to;

  • Plumbing
  • Electric
  • Carpenter
  • General building

2; Office Team Assistant
For this exciting role, at least basic knowledge of technology, how to use a computer and a willingness to learn and work hard, is essential. Further understanding of IT and office life, and owning a personal laptop or tablet is preferred. Minimum stay of 2 months. Tasks will be including but not limited to;

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Social media management
  • Video making
  • Content creating
  • Content writing
  • Graphic design

3; Horse Team Supporter
For the safety of both our horses and the volunteers, you MUST have experience with horses, be comfortable around them and a good understanding of the challenges faced with equines that have suffered abuse and neglect. Minimum stay of 3 months, and your work will include but not limited to;

  • Feeding
  • Exercising/Walking
  • Giving medications
  • Cleaning/grooming
  • Force free training
  • Hoof Care

4; Gardener/permaculture worker.
The ideal candidate will have basic experience in the cultivation and care of basic crops and decorative gardens, will be willing to learn our sustainable ways of gardening, and will be staying for a minimum of 3 months.

  • Watering and sustaining
  • Growing food
  • Repair and maintenance of watering systems and irrigation
  • System Development
  • Rescuing plants
  • landscaping

We are currently not offering work experience positions with cooking or smaller animal care, though these positions may be available later in the season.

To be part of this fantastic programme and give a silver lining to your CV, apply here in the application below. Do please note that due to a large number of applications we may not be able to respond to everyone quickly. The more information you can provide that is relevant to the position that you want, the quicker we will be able to process your application.

Best of luck!