Without our volunteers, we couldn't exist!
We need YOU! Could you spare an hour or two to help local animals?
Our branch is run entirely by volunteers. We couldn’t do the work we do without the wonderful people who give their time for local animals by running and supporting the branch.
Volunteering is really rewarding. You'll be contributing to the care and welfare of local animals and it's a great way of meeting like-minded people. There are a variety of roles available - not all are working directly with the animals, but all are very important for their care.
Volunteering opportunities with the Branch are currently constrained by the current lockdown restriction. Although you are welcome to apply, please understand that we may not be able to offer you your preferred volunteering role. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the volunteering roles shown below (all volunteers must be aged 18 years or over to meet our insurance requirements):
- Join our virtual fundraising group, Unleash your potential and raise money for the animals you love! Join our fundraising group and take up one of our most sociable volunteer roles - it's a great way to meet people! Give as much or as little time as you can spare, helping us organise and staff fundraising events and activities. Although you may not be working directly with the animals, the work you do will help more animals than any other type of volunteer work. As a self-financing charity, the more money we can raise, the more animals we can help.
- Become a Branch Trustee. Our Branch is managed by a committee of between 7 and 14 trustees who are elected annually. Without a sufficient number of trustees, there would be no Branch, so they are very, very important. The trustees meet on a regular (usually monthly) basis to discuss the management of the Branch and its activities. They take agreed actions forward between meetings, communicating and supporting each other by email and phone. We are always keen to recruit new trustees to support the Branch and ensure its continuing existence. There is no financial commitment required. We would particularly benefit from people with experience in business management, fundraising, or media/public relations who can help us raise public awareness and operate efficiently - but anyone interested in supporting and organising the work that we do is welcome. All trustees must be members of the national RSPCA - you can join online.
Unfortunately, as a volunteer-run branch, we are not able to offer work experience.
You could also have a look at the volunteer pages on the national website if you would like to explore volunteering for the RSPCA more generally.