An animal sanctuary in the USA is looking for volunteers to cuddle pigs

If you love animals and enjoy giving them cuddles, then this volunteer role could be perfect for you (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you love animals and enjoy giving them cuddles, then this volunteer role could be perfect for you.

An animal sanctuary needs volunteers to both cuddle pigs and feed them cookies, and is currently hunting for people to help.

What will the volunteers be doing?

The volunteers will simply be spending time with the pigs, showing them some much deserved love and attention, whether it be belly rubs or feeding them cookies.

They just love hanging out with humans and having people talk to them.

Where is the sanctuary?

The downside to this role for UK residents is that it’s at Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary in South Carolina, USA.

But if you’re ever in that neck of the woods on a trip, or know anyone that lives in that area, it’s still worth keeping in mind.

An animal sanctuary needs volunteers to both cuddle pigs and feed them cookies, and is currently hunting for people to help (Photo: Shutterstock)

Sharing on social media

The sanctuary shared their search for volunteers on a Facebook post, writing, "Do you want to help make a huge difference in the lives of the pigs of Cotton Branch?

"Come help socialize our adoptable residents so they can move into our adoption program with ease! Belly scratches, cookies, sitting with them and even just talking to our pig friends can get them ready for their new home."

The sanctuary usually looks after around 100 pigs at any time, alongside a range of other animals.

The post went viral on social media, with hundreds of people liking and sharing the farm’s post, with some even saying that they’ll be signing up to get involved.

A recent Facebook post from the farm, after their original volunteer plea went viral, said, “WOW! That's what our team here at CB is saying! This past week has been incredible and we are so thankful so many want to volunteer with us!

“Just today, we are seeing such a difference in our unsocialized pigs after our first full day of Cuddlers! Your contribution means so much to them and us!

“We have some good news! We know it's been a challenge to grab a spot recently and we are working on expanding the schedule as we speak. We encourage our followers to check the volunteer schedule and see what opens up. New spots in April have just been added. We also have had many cancellations that allow for people to volunteer with us!

“Check the schedule here and click on the "Piggy Cuddler" link: cottonbranch.org/volunteer.”

The farm also offers Open House Tour dates, which are open to a wide range of ages, and allow guests to be “given the opportunity to feed, interact with, and learn about our rescued residents,” explains one of the Sanctuary’s recent Facebook posts.