Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 23rd June from 630pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
The GSPCA are delighted that we will be holding the second volunteer induction of 2022 after a 2 year break due to covid.
The volunteer age for inductions is now from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA.
The evening starts 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 asked to complete a volunteer induction form before Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager will have a chat to each attendee about the next steps.
To download the form please click here
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Next Induction dates set are:
630pm Thursday 23rd June 2022
630pm Thursday 4th August 2022
630pm Thursday 29th September 2022
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 “It was wonderful to hold our first volunteer induction evening last month after more than a 2 year break.”
“We changed the process for volunteering during covid and it was great to restart the in person inductions once again.”
“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.”
“We have set more dates over the coming months and no need to book just come along on the evening such as the second induction of 2022 taking place this Thursday at 630pm.”
“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 .”
Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -
Volunteer Induction Evening 630pm Thursday 23rd June 2022
Take Your Dog To Work Day 25th June
Association of Guernsey Charities Government House Charity Fete Sunday 26th June
Scarecrow Festival 23rd/24th July where we will have an entry.
Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 4th August 2022
West Show Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th August
North Show Wednesday 24th – Thursday 25th August
GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday now planned for the 12th September - https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/animal-welfare-sea-front-sunday
Volunteer Induction Evening Thursday 630pm 29th September
Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 9th November 2021 - Ref - Dog 9/11
Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 30th November 2021 - Ref – Cat30/11
Steve continued “There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.”
“With over 65 hedgehogs, 4 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.”
“If you would like to support our Amazon Wish List and see lists of items that we use every day and things that we are appealing for.”
“If would like to help with wish list items you can call us on 01481 25721 or email email@example.com or the easy way to see many items we are in need is by going to our Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList .”
“We do promote buying items locally but shopping online can help raise funds at the same time as if you select the GSPCA through easy fund raising part of the amount through 1000’s of online retailers comes back to the GSPCA and it has raised over £2500.”
“To sign up to do this please visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/guernseyspca/?u=1CHID8 .”
“Sadly Amazon Smile doesn’t allow Guernsey charities to sign up but you can go through easy fund raising to achieve the same donation.”
“As mentioned you can always chose to donate via local stores and the Amazon Wish List is a shop front showing some of the items we need but there are many others and we have published these on our Wish List page http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list .”
“A gift of a tiny bowl costing less than a £1 to a £600 intensive care unit, every donation is hugely appreciated and really makes the team smile that there are those that care and want to support our work.”
“Another amazing way to support our work is by just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .”
“To make a donation you can go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) .”
“Something for your diaries in 2023 we are running a Puffin Parade and to sponsor a 4 foot puffin with the GSPCA and Autism Guernsey go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/2023-autism-guernsey-and-gspca-will-bring-puffin-parade-guernsey-%E2%80%93-could-you-sponsor-and-paint- “
“We couldn’t do so much without your support.”