Sponsor an animal

Give a thoughtful gift that will really make a difference. Our sponsor an animal opportunities are ideal for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, and just to show someone you care.

Every effort goes into ensuring the highest standard of welfare and care is given to our animals, and our animals play an important role in the work we do with disadvantaged young people. Throughout their time with us, our young people learn the skills needed to look after the animals and gain confidence from taking responsibility for the animals. For many of our young people, the opportunity to interact with animals is completely new.

By sponsoring one of our animals, you will help us continue this work.

It costs us £154 per day to feed and care for the animals at our Farm. If you sponsor an animal, your money will be used to pay for:

  • Veterinary care to keep our animals healthy
  • Food, bedding and enrichment
  • Maintenance of our animal housing

How much should I donate?

Donkeys, Ponies & Alpacas please donate £50

Pigs, Goats, & Sheep please donate £30

Wee Furry Beasties and Pet Birds please donate £20

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. Please tell us if you are a UK taxpayer and we can claim 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate to help our charitable work.

What is included?

You will receive:

  • Your Sponsorship Certificate
  • A Fact Sheet about your chosen animal
  • A free online newsletter

Become a

Friend of the Farm

As an independent charity, we rely on the generosity of companies and individuals making donations to us so that we can continue our work helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people and providing a countryside sanctuary for all to enjoy.

  • £50 could pay for bedding to keep our animals nice and warm
  • £100 could pay for new tools to help disadvantaged young people develop work related skills
  • £250 could pay for new gardening equipment to help maintain our countryside sanctuary
  • £500 could pay for new fencing to improve our animal paddocks
  • £1,000 could pay to help young people excluded from school to achieve a qualification
  • £2,500 could pay for new outdoor play equipment 

Help us to continue our life-changing work by making a regular donation and becoming a Friend of the Farm.


Donate £10 a month and know you are helping us to feed our animals and keep them safe and well.


Donate £20 a month to help pay for equipment to teach our young people vital skills to help them at a critical time in their lives.


Donate £30 a month and help us ensure our Farm can remain open, as a safe sanctuary for our young people, and a home for our animals.

As a thank you for supporting our Farm all Friends of the Farm members will receive a free newsletter to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on at the Farm, and a special invitation to our VIP event held every July to celebrate the achievements of disadvantaged young people at the Farm.

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate
Please tell us if you are a UK taxpayer and then we can claim 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate to help our charitable work.

Volunteer at Amelia Trust

Individual volunteering.

With 160 acres of farm and woodland along with lots of buildings and of course our beautiful animals to care for, the Amelia Trust Farm requires a lot of help to ensure that we run smoothly.  Our volunteer opportunities are diverse ranging from assisting with animal care, carrying out site maintenance, looking after our grounds, gardening, helping us with fundraising, and helping out with marketing, events and administration.

If you would like to apply to become an individual volunteer at the Farm please download and complete our short application form telling us the role you’d like to apply for, and we’ll be in touch with you soon.  Please send completed forms to general@ameliatrust.org.uk.

Please note: Because of the nature of the work we do with vulnerable young people, all volunteers must be over the age of 18 years. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Check.  Volunteers are asked to contribute £10 towards the administration cost of the check.

Volunteer Vacancies

Animal Care

Do you LOVE animals? We need enthusiastic people to help us look after all of our fantastic animals to keep them in tip top condition.

You would be responsible for:

  • Feeding and caring for the Farm animals and pets
  • Cleaning the animal housing and farm areas
  • Ensuring that bio-security is maintained
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Animal Care Volunteer Profile


Are you handy with a paint brush? Do you enjoy DIY? Perhaps you’ve got green fingers, or you’re magic with a mower?

We need help keeping our buildings and grounds looking neat and tidy.

You would be responsible for:

  • Helping out with basic repair, painting and decorating to the infrastructure of the site including buildings, animal pens and paddocks, public areas, and pathways
  • Maintaining the grounds and fencing in the memorial garden, play areas and labyrinth
  • Removing weeds, nettles and litter
  • Cutting grass and overgrown bushes
  • Assisting with the replacement of new memorial plaques
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Maintenance Volunteer Profile

Events & Fundraising

Are you creative and full of ideas? Do you enjoy chatting to new people?

Come and help us run events and boost our fundraising!

You would be responsible for:

  • Helping with events including decorating the Farm in preparation for event days
  • Helping run activities and events for children
  • Greeting visitors and telling them all about Amelia Trust
  • Assisting the administration team with office based tasks
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Events & Fundraising Volunteer Profile

Woodland Management

Do you have an interest in nature, wildlife, and the natural environment?

We are incredibly lucky to have a beautiful semi-ancient woodland at Amelia Trust and we want to ensure it continues to be a natural asset for the community and wildlife.

Could you join us and become one of our community woodland management volunteers?

You would:

  • Help maintain the woodlands in accordance with the Woodland Management plan
  • Support and encourage biodiversity within the woodland
  • Create and maintain walking routes through the woodland
  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 on Trust premises
  • Undertake any other such tasks as may be required

Download the Woodland Management Volunteer Profile.


Do you have some spare time to help support our young people?  Do you enjoy helping people?  We are looking for people to help us deliver alternative education to young people on placement at the Farm.

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing support with basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Helping to support young people with the completion of written
    work for assessments
  • Supporting young people with writing CVs
  • Helping young people complete application forms, writing letters and developing interview skills
  • Work in compliance with our Health and Safety procedures
  • Undertake any other such tasks as maybe required

Download the GROW Volunteer Profile

Corporate Team Building

Team building days have never been so important.

With many staff working from home or hybrid working, there are fewer opportunities to bring your team closer together.

Team building at Amelia Trust Farm will:

  • Improve productivity among colleagues
  • Create better communication channels
  • Allow colleagues to get to know each other in a more informal setting
  • Provide a well-being opportunity for staff

Of course, team building days are also the ideal chance to:

  • Give back to your local community
  • Support causes that are important to your business
  • Promote your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy
  • Create links with your local charity

For more information about our Team Building Opportunities and the type of activities we can offer, please download our Team Building Brochure.

Fundraise for us!

We rely on donations and fundraising for the work we do to support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, so we are always keen to hear from people who would like to do some fundraising for us.

Fundraising ideas.

  • Challenge yourself by doing a sponsored bike ride
  • Sky dive
  • Hold a cake sale in your place of work
  • Organise a coffee morning
  • Non-uniform days or dress down days
  • Keep in shape with a sponsored walk or dog walk
  • Organise a car washing day
  • Pack bags for us at a local supermarket
  • Paintball event
  • Have a sweepstake for the Six Nations or other sporting event
  • Organise a skittles evening
  • Hold a car boot sale or have a boot at a sale and donate the proceeds

Corporate Projects.

Companies can choose to undertake a specific project to help us develop our infrastructure.  Undertaking a project normally involves the company donating everything needed to complete the project including materials and people power.  A recent example of this was the support we received from local construction company Carillion. Carillion donated all the materials and people power to build our new donkey sanctuary.  The new sanctuary has given much needed new accommodation to our two donkeys, Merlin and Arthur and has enabled us to give homes to two additional donkeys, Madoc and Cocoa.  Donkeys are highly intelligent animals and they help us to deliver our therapeutic learning programme to our young people.

Equipment & materials.

We have a Wish List that contains tools and equipment that will be used around the Farm. For more information about supporting us with our Wish List, please get in touch!

Sporting events.

Why not chose us as a charity if you are taking part in a sporting event. Raise money and get fit at the same time!

If you want to arrange you own fundraising activity on our behalf then we would love to hear from you!

Corporate giving.

There are many ways in companies and organisations can support the work we do with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

Specialist support.

Often companies are able to help us with specialist support.  Examples of specialist support we have benefited from includes veterinary care, pest control and carpet cleaning.

Adopt us as your charity of the year.

Many companies are bombarded with requests for support from a range of charities and it is often difficult to know which one to choose. That is why some companies decide to adopt one local charity for a year and focus their efforts on supporting that charity. How about adopting the Amelia Trust Farm as your local charity for a year?

Thank you!


Vets for Pets, Barry

Lloyds Bank Cardiff

Marks and Spencer

The Screwfix Foundation

Bags of Help, Tesco

Children In Need

Garfield Weston Foundation

Admiral Loans
Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group
Barry Round Table
Barry Town Council
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Fairwood Trust
AXMinster Tools and Machinery
CDK Global
Bridgend College
Cardiff and The Vale College


We understand that family and loved ones are likely to come first when you prepare your will. However by leaving a gift to Amelia Trust Farm in your will, you can help us to continue our work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people now and into the future.

If you choose to leave a gift to us you will need to tell the professional advisor preparing your will the following information:

  • Our name: Amelia Trust Farm
  • Our address: Five Mile Lane, Barry, CF62 3AS
  • Our registered charity number: 1053468

We are grateful for every gift we receive and every penny will make a big difference to our work.

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