Helping Cavy Corner

How you can help…

We know adopting a pet isn’t right for everyone but there are many other ways to help.
Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary is self funding and we gratefully welcome donations of money, items or your time to volunteer and appreciate your support of our events and fundraising activities. Sponsoring a guinea, making a standing order or Easy Fundraising and Pets at Home VIP club are great ways to help too.

Items we ALWAYS need:
Bottle Brushes, Hand Sanitizer
Hay based Treats and Toys
New items we can raffle or use on our Tombola
Kitchen Rolls & Puppy Pads,
Money donations help to pay vets bills and buy fresh daily vegetables for the guineas in our care.

Volunteers Sam & Ellie  with Squeaky Pig
Volunteers Sam & Ellie with Squeaky Pig



Cavy Corner is 100% volunteer run – no one is paid. The team of dedicated volunteers spans all ages and includes people from all walks of life.  Volunteers help with everything from guinea care and cage cleaning to washing water bottles, fundraising, assisting at events and attending educational visits.

Our young volunteers gain skills that will help them later in life including teamworking, communicating with members of the public and responsibility and confidence. Cavy Corner is a happy place for people and piggies. We don’t insist people commit to a set number of hours or days and understand that to be successful Volunteering has to fit around other commitments.

Currently we have vacanices for adult volunteers to assist with forthcoming public events. Please contact us for more information or informal chat.

What some of the Volunteers say:

“I’ve improved my teamwork skills and really enjoy the satisfaction that comes after everyone’s sorted the guineas out” 

“I love it and you learn a lot, you also get to know likeminded people”

“I volunteer as often as I can because guineas have a huge place in my heart – I’ve learnt a lot I didn’t know”

“Volunteering gave me practical experience and good references that helped me get a job”

” Cavy Corner is my happy place”



Teenage Volunteers Lauren, Ellie, Rochelle and Melissa helping at the November 2014 Fun Show


Pets at Home customers with VIP club cards from Doncaster Thorne Road branch or Pontefract store can choose Cavy Corner as the recipient of their VIP Lifelines. Meaning you can help us to help needy guineas without it costing you a penny.

Pets At Home VIP Account Benefits

Simply sign up, then go to Choose Charity page which asks:

Which charity would you like to donate your VIP Lifelines to?
Please choose which national or store nominated local charity you’d like to donate them to. Click to name your Home store then scroll for Cavy Corner
Home store: Choose Doncaster Thorne or Pontefract
Charity: Cavy Corner Guinea Sanctuary

When you swipe your VIP card, you’ll collect Lifelines and Cavy Corner will benefit when you shop.

It takes a lot of Veg' to feed the guineas at Cavy Corner
It takes a lot of Veg’ to feed the guineas at Cavy Corner


easyfundraising-Cavy Corner poster

Ask us about other Volunteering Opportunities at Cavy Corner


Thank You for your support


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