We welcome all kinds of people – of all ages (please note that if you are under 16 years old you will need be accompanied by a parent or guardian), backgrounds and abilities – to volunteer with our charity. Our starting point is that you share our love and respect for the animals in our care.
Whatever your skills, if you would like to offer your time to the charity please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. We will be delighted to hear from you!
During her time with us she has gained valuable experience in all aspects of animal care from cleaning out, grooming, feeding all the different species of animals we have as well as walking our dogs. She used this experience to impress at the interview stage for her university course.
She feels certain that the confidence she picked up from her voluntary roles was the key to her successful application to study her chosen course.
We wish her every success for the future and look forward to seeing her again soon.
This is James. He has been volunteering here for over two years now!
James is a valued member of the volunteer team and is here come rain or shine. He comes to the centre with his carer as he is on the autistic spectrum. He is particularly keen on working at the Warren which is where we keep our rabbits and guinea pigs.
We know that when James is in he will do a thorough job of cleaning, grooming, feeding and stroking the small furries we have.
Apart from volunteering here James enjoys many other activities and is a busy man! Speaking to James, his carers and his parents, we know that he gets a tremendous feeling of worth through helping us at the centre. He certainly has an affinity with our smaller animals and tends to prefer to stick with what he knows. This suits us just fine as everybody has skills that we can use.
Meet Alan. He’s been volunteering with us for a year and a half now.
He is retired (doesn’t look old enough!) and was looking for something to do with his time. As well as other hobbies and interests Alan has always been surrounded by animals as pets and looking after friends’ animals from time to time.
His last dog sadly passed away a couple of years ago and as Alan had got him from a rescue centre in Greece he understands the important work that we do. He decided that he would give us a ring and shortly afterwards became a valued member of the team.
Alan has always said that he gets more from volunteering here than he puts in as he really enjoys helping the animals and spending time with them. So if you have some spare time and love being around dogs, cats and small furries why don’t you pick up the phone? And you too could get the same feeling of satisfaction that he does!
(Please note that as a very small charity, our facilities and resources may sometimes limit our ability to accept young or severely disabled helpers, but we strive to be as inclusive as our facilities allow.)
Please contact us by email (email@example.com) if you would like to learn more about volunteering with the charity.