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Volunteer for us

Volunteering for us is one enjoyable way of helping animal welfare and can be very rewarding, as our short film above shows.


We can't do it without you 

Group of RSPCA volunteers, supporters and staff © Joe Murphy / RSPCA Photolibrary

Our volunteers make a huge contribution to the work we do to prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.

With such a wide range of volunteering roles available across our network of branches and animal and wildlife centres, there is bound to be a suitable opportunity near you.


What will I gain?

Volunteering with us is a great way to meet like minded people who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare. There are lots of other benefits too, such as:

  • gaining new skills or developing existing ones
  • the chance to try out something new
  • doing something useful and rewarding
  • gaining a sense of achievement
  • putting something back into the community
  • developing your personal skills and confidence


As a volunteer you can gain important transferable skills in fundraising, campaigning, finance, team building, management, computers, administration – the list is endless.


Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer. We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community. 


Unfortunately though there are limited opportunities for anyone who is under 16 years of age and some restrictions apply in relation to opportunities for under 18's. If you can't find a volunteering opportunity why not consider having some fun fundraising for us instead.


How do I volunteer?

If you’d like to find out more please contact your local RSPCA branch or centre and find out more about getting involved. Or take a look at our events search to find local events in your area.


Before you join us as a volunteer, you will be asked to complete a volunteer application form, attend an informal interview and provide referees for us to contact (depending upon the role you are applying for). When you start as a volunteer you will be provided with an induction programme and any training you may need to carry out the role.


How much time will I have to give?

There are many ways you can help us make a difference, no matter how much time you have available or the level of commitment you can afford to give.


Search our volunteer opportunities to find your perfect volunteer role - your time can make a real difference to animal welfare.

 
 

Find a volunteering opportunity near you

A few hours of your time would make a huge difference to the animals in our care.

See what you might be able to help with.

Countdown to cruelty

We're counting down the days to a cruel and brutal Christmas.

Brooke after rescue looking emaciated with her head down © RSPCA

Animals like Brooke urgently need your help. Will you donate to save them this Christmas?