The below is taken directly from the volunteering pages of the RSPCA website.
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Our volunteers make a huge contribution to the work we do to prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.
With such a wide range of volunteering roles available across our network of branches and animal and wildlife centres, there is bound to be a suitable opportunity near you.
Volunteering with us is a great way to meet like minded people who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare. There are lots of other benefits too, such as:
– gaining new skills or developing existing ones
– the chance to try out something new
– doing something useful and rewarding
– gaining a sense of achievement
– putting something back into the community
– developing your personal skills and confidence
Anyone can volunteer. We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community.
Unfortunately though there are limited opportunities for anyone who is under 16 years of age and some restrictions apply in relation to opportunities for under 18’s. If you can’t find a volunteering opportunity why not consider having some fun fundraising for us instead.
If you’d like to find out more please contact your local RSPCA branch or centre and find out more about getting involved. Or take a look at our events search to find local events in your area.
Before you join us as a volunteer, you will be asked to complete a volunteer application form, attend an informal interview and provide referees for us to contact (depending upon the role you are applying for). When you start as a volunteer you will be provided with an induction programme and any training you may need to carry out the role.
There are many ways you can help us make a difference, no matter how much time you have available or the level of commitment you can afford to give.