Can you lend a helping paw? Then why not join our volunteer team!
Our volunteers are such a valuable part of our team and ensure that our animals have as much fun as possible during their stay at the JSPCA.
Becoming a JSPCA volunteer will help you support your local animal shelter and work alongside our dedicated Kennel and Clinic staff members.
The JSPCA recruits volunteers from 14 years old.
What will I do as a volunteer?
Our morning volunteers get stuck in and help with the cleaning routine, this includes scrubbing dog kennels, cleaning cat kennels, cleaning and setting up rabbit and small animal enclosures, walking dogs etc.
Once everyone is fed and cleaned then it’s time for TLC which includes grooming animals, walking dogs, helping with dog training, playing with our cats or maybe just sitting with some of our more nervous animals.
Some volunteers spend time with our smaller animals such as rabbits, hamsters, chinchillas and rats. Socialising and giving them attention helps the animals become used to handling before they go to their new homes.
Having volunteers assisting our staff on a daily basis ensures that our animals receive lots of extra attention and fuss. This is so important to make their kennel experience less stressful and as enjoyable as possible.
What hours are involved?
We are flexible with your work / school commitments and appreciate you offering a few hours per week. Our volunteers work between the hours of 8am to 5pm – Monday – Sunday.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer volunteering before 8am and after 5pm. Therefore, if you are unable to help during the week, maybe a weekend would be suitable?
Please note that weekend positions are extremely popular, therefore you may not start volunteering for a few months but we will be in contact when there is availability.
Become an Event Volunteer!
Can’t volunteer regularly but would still love to be involved, then come and help support our Fundraising events.
Volunteers are crucial for the success of an event. They help events run smoothly and ensure that all of our supporters have a great time.
Every year the JSPCA holds numerous fundraisers and with your help we can attend more events and meet the local community.
Event volunteers help to set up for events, help throughout the day or even just a few hours, pack away at the end of the event.
Come and join our team!
If you would like the opportunity to volunteer at the JSPCA Animals’ Shelter, please complete the attached application form. Our volunteer Co-Ordinator Babs Keywood will be in touch with you shortly.
Download our volunteer application form here