Who can volunteer?
Anyone over 18 years can volunteer at our animal centre or one of our shops. We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community.
We often have families who volunteer by fostering animals, helping out at events or making enrichment for the animals. If you are looking at ways in which you can get involved then please get in touch.
How much time will you need to committ?
Animal Centre Volunteers are required to commit to the same day and time each week for a minimum of three months. Each role tends to require at least two to three hours per shift. If you need a week off this is absolutely fine, just let us know in advance where possible.
We ask Retail Volunteers to commit to a minimum of two hours, weekly or fortnightly on a set day of the week – but some shops may be able to offer more flexibility.
The role of Trustee is more flexible, schedule when you review reports, conduct research or complete project work you have elected to do. Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month (virtually and in-person) and there is an expectation that you attend a minimum of 6 per year.
How to apply?
Please tell us which volunteer role you are interested in, the day(s) and times you are available and we will let you know what vacancies we have.
Before joining as a volunteer you will be asked to complete a volunteer application form. If you are volunteering on the animal side and have companion animals in your home (cats, dogs, rabbits or ferrets) you will be asked to provide proof of annual vaccinations (unless advised otherwise by a vet).
Each volunteer will be provided with Health & Safety awareness training, an onsite induction and any training you may need to carry out the role.
We welcome engagement with people from across the community and proactively embrace equality, diversity and inclusion, so if you would like to join the team please be rest assured you will be welcomed with open arms. We are open to learning how we can adapt our workplaces and include more people to support us with the vital work that we do.
We aim to:
Treated everyone with dignity and respect
Respond positively to different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their potential