First GSPCA Volunteer Induction evening since February 2020 and Volunteering age now from 16 years and up
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
After more than 2 years the GSPCA has the first Volunteer Induction Evening planned on Thursday 26th May at the GSPCA in St Andrews starting at 630pm.
The volunteer age from this induction will be from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA.
The evening will start with introductions followed by an induction into our work, the opportunities and cover all aspects of health and safety to enable the new volunteers to understand the operations and what we do at the GSPCA.
Each new volunteer will be asked to complete the following form on r before attending and Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager will then chat to each attendee about the next steps. To download the form please click here
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We are currently looking for volunteers 16 years and over and here are some of the roles –
Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Dog%20Walking%20Task%20Role%202019.pdf
Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Cat%20Socialising%20Task%20Role%202019_0.pdf
Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 300 animals in our care there is lots of cleaning to do in the morning and through the day. Please complete a form and return it to the Shelter if you would like to help care for the animals at the Shelter.
Wildlife Volunteer - Our wildlife unit always has high numbers of birds and a growing number of hedgehogs that require caring for. We need volunteers to help us with this unit and if you would like to help please complete a form below and return it to the Shelter. The main part of this role is between 8am and 12pm 7 days a week and we are trying to put a rota together to help assist the wildlife staff.
Reception and helping answer calls - We are looking to build a team of volunteers to assist the reception staff in their duties to help respond to the inquiries and welfare calls.
Administration - We are a very busy Animal Welfare organisation and if you could help in the office please fill in the form below and get in touch.
Gardening & Grounds Work - We have a lovely rural site that we always need help to care for.
Maintenance & Painting - Many of our buildings have been standing for some time and need TLC.
Fostering / Hand Rearing - The main animals we hand rear at the GSPCA are young birds and hoglets. We do on occasions look for foster homes for pet animals and please follow this link to see our Fostering page http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/fostering-scheme
Fund Raising - we are always looking for volunteers to help with our many fund raising events. If you can help please fill in an application below and return it to the Shelter. If you would like to see some of our fund raising events please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA.
Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night. For more details and see some of our wardens please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens
We are asking volunteers to complete the application form with the days and times they are available so we can rota them in to help in the various work that we do.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are excited to announce that not only are we holding our first Volunteer Induction Evening since the 12th February 2020, but we are also lowering the volunteer age at the GSPCA to 1 years of age.”
“We changed the process for volunteering during covid and as we increase volunteer numbers back at the GSPCA we are looking forward hearing from all those 16 and over wanting to help.”
“We have a huge array of roles and opportunities and especially keen to hear from those wanting to walk and help in our kennels whether it be for a few hours or full days each week.”
“Volunteering is an amazing experience which has so many benefits from helping the animals and our work to improving your CV, meeting new people to learning new skills.”
“So the date for the first Volunteer Induction Evening is Thursday 26th May at 630pm.”
“No need to register, just pop along and they normally take around 90 minutes or so to find out all about us and have a chat, depending on numbers.”
“For more information you can call 257261 or email me email@example.com .”
“Without our team and volunteers we couldn’t do so much for the animals of Guernsey and our community.”
"We also love to hear from those that can offer specific skills or their team at their group or business."
“We will look to set other dates later in the year.”
“There are many ways to get involved and to find out just a few ideas check out this link http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship or as mentioned contact me firstname.lastname@example.org .”