Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch
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Helping the Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch

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Fund raisers

Can you spare a couple of hours from time to time? Join our fund raising register and we will notify you of future events and collections. If you can spare time for particular events, you just let us know. Every hour from every volunteer makes a difference for local animals.

  • Join our fund raising register (see contact details below). We will send you information about events and collections and if you can spare a couple of hours ... great. Not everyone can help at every event, so it is essential we have a good number of fund raising volunteers to call on. Just one hour of fund raising will make a difference to local animals!
  • Organise an event in your local community, at your workplace or at your college. We can provide advice and guidance.
  • Choose your local RSPCA branch as your workplace charity of the year or month.
  • Leave a legacy to our branch in your will. To ensure your kind donation reaches
    local animals, include a reference to our branch name and charity number in the will.
    RSPCA Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch, charity number 205294.

Shop volunteers

Shops are the main source of branch fund raising for the vital animal welfare work. We are in need of volunteers to help serve customers, to sort out stock as it arrives from generous donations. A half day would be fantastic, but if you can give more time, all the better! We have  shops in St Ives and March.

 Please ring 01354 653164 (answer-phone service) for more information about volunteering or email cambs.mid.east.rspca@btconnect.com

Volunteering is good for your health (and the animals!)

One of the best ways that you can help local animals in need is by volunteering for your local RSPCA branch. We rely on volunteers to fund raise, run the shop and provide vital backroom tasks such as publicity, administration and even keeping this website up to date.

As well as making a difference for local animals in need, you will definitely benefit yourself from volunteering for the RSPCA. Here are some of the big plus points that our own volunteers talk about:

  • Making new friends and having fun with a like minded bunch of people
  • Fulfilling your retirement
  • Strengthening your CV when job hunting
  • Supporting your career development at work
  • Giving you added confidence
  • Learning new skills (training for volunteers is free)

Two research studies confirm that volunteers are happier and even live a longer life!

In the 2004 CSV and Barclays joint ICM research, nearly two thirds of respondents reported that they felt less stressed or that volunteering helped to combat depression. Half of the volunteers agreed that volunteering had improved their physical health and fitness.

The study commissioned by Volunteering England found that volunteering had a range of health benefits and even can prolong the lives of volunteers. The research also discovered that volunteering boosts confidence and self-esteem, reduces hospital visits and equips people better to fight stress and illness.

So you see, it is not only the local animals in need that benefit from you volunteering! We welcome anyone over the age of 18 for as many or as few hours as you can lend. Why not give it a go and see if you like it?

Want to help ? Please visit our volunteer section to find out more about what you can do.

View volunteering opportunities at Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch

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