People volunteer across our wide network of branches, regional animal centres and wildlife hospitals, so there is bound to be a suitable opportunity near you.
What will I gain?
Volunteering with the RSPCA is a great way to meet like minded people who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare. In addition there are lots of other benefits, 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.
How do I volunteer?
If you would like to find out more please contact your local RSPCA branch or centre and find out more about getting involved.
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?
You don’t have to be able to give lots of time to help us make a difference to animal welfare.
There are many ways in which 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.
Our volunteers help in many different ways, giving varying amounts of their valuable time – there is a volunteer role to suit every kind of lifestyle. Search our volunteer vacancies to find your perfect volunteer role - your time can make a real difference to animal welfare.