Animal Welfare Volunteering

If you are looking to volunteer your time in animal welfare it is very likely we have an opportunity for you.

Animal Fosterers (Urgently needed)

Looking after Cats, Dogs, Kittens and Puppies in your own home

The branch urgently needs dedicated animal carers who would be prepared to foster adult cats or dogs who are recovering from illness, who have been injured accidentally or by their previous owners or who are simply waiting to find that very special family to call their own.

This will not involve any personal expense but could involve some sleepless nights. All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed, all bedding, food, medication and associated veterinary expenses will be met by the branch.

Dog Walkers

Dog walking opportunities are very limited, due to circumstances beyond our control and volunteers will need their own transport

Cat Socialisers

There are no vacancies for cat socialisers at present.

Veterinary Liaison

Post currently held by Irene Platt.

  • Liaising with local veterinary surgeons
  • Issuing vouchers
  • Discussing problems which may “crop up” from time to time
  • Ensuring that the branch continues its good relationship with the veterinary surgeons in the area which has been built up over many years.

Kennel and Cattery Liaison

Post currently held by Gail Hilton

Works closely with Inspectors, Animal Collection Officers and the private boarding kennels caring for branch dogs prior to adoption.

Assistant Kennel Liaison (Vacant)

Working closely with and reporting to our current Kennel Liason Coordinator you will help to deal with the acceptance, private boarding and rehoming of dogs in branch care. 

Assistant Cattery Liaison (Vacant)

Working closely with and reporting to our current Cattery Liaison Coordinator you will help to deal with the acceptance, private boarding and rehoming of cats in branch care. 

Home Visitors (Vacancies)

Prior to any animal leaving the boarding establishment the prospective adopters are visited by a branch volunteer to ensure their suitability for the type of animal concerned and to discuss any concerns the adopters may have.  We are always looking for volunteers to join our team

Qualities needed:

  • A calm confident manner.
  • Able to get along with people.
  • Have some knowledge of caring for animals.

Travel and telephone expenses are reimbursed.

Home Visiting Co-ordinators work closely with his/her team of home visitors to ensure the RSPCA rehoming policy is carried out.

Drivers (Vacant)

We need volunteer drivers to  transport animals to and from the veterinary surgery from the boarding cattery and our fosterers. 

Driver need to be available during the day, once or twice a week for the occasional few hours.

Drivers need their own vehicle and all mileage expenses will be reimbursed.