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Your Local RSPCA Charity
WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT.
WE HAD PLANNED TO OPEN THE DOORS AGAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL, BUT THIS HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED OWING THE CORONA / COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS APPLY ONLY FOR WHEN RECRUITMENT IS REOPENED.
We rely upon the dedication and support of our volunteers to assist in the care of our animals.
Please note that all our volunteers must be aged 18 or over and we prefer that you reside within our catchment area. Please click here to see if your postcode is listed within our catchment area. For all roles, you must also complete a short induction before you start. Further instructions will be given during the electronic application process.
Practical animal care
This involves assisting staff to clean, feed, groom and socialise the animals at the Animal Centre. You will need to be motivated and reasonably physically fit, as the work can be strenuous. You will also need to be vaccinated against tetanus.
Please note that we will only be able to offer you specific days and you will be expected to commit to attending on a consistent and regular basis. Voluntary hours for a full day will be from 08:30 to 17:00, or can be individually agreed for morning or afternoon if such vacancies are available.
We are also looking for dog walkers to help out everyday. Dog walking is normally from 11:00am onwards and you can come as often as you like. You must also be reasonably physically fit and need to be vaccinated against tetanus.
The role of the home visitor is to visit the homes of potential adopters of animals to ensure their suitability. Normally we would expect you to have undertaken other voluntary roles for the Branch before being promoted to this position. You must already be an experienced pet owner and have your own transport. We rehome dogs, cats, and a small number of other ‘small furries’. You will be asked to attend a two hour training course at the animal centre and then to shadow an experienced home visitor before going out on your own.
Charity shop work
Our charity shop can be found on Eastbank Street in Southport. The work usually involves working on the till, steaming the clothes, pricing and labelling items, sorting items, and changing window displays. On the job training will be given.
Helping out at open days and other events at the Animal Centre. Helping to collect money in supermarkets eg during ‘RSPCA week’. Helping to organise fundraising events. Or you might like to undertake a sponsored event for us. We can provide you with sponsor forms.
With an Animal Centre and a Charity Shop to maintain, we would welcome new volunteers to help with jobs large and small. We need both expert and general help. If you feel you could help or would like further details please complete an online application form by following the link below.
Please note that you will be required to attend an induction course before volunteering, which may involve passing an online test. Support Workers and Carers will also need to complete a volunteer application form and later, associated medical questionnaires and induction training. If several support workers or Carers have been assigned to you, they should all complete the same induction process in order to safely support or care for you. Both you and primary Support Worker / Carer will be invited to the Animal Centre to discuss what sort of support / care you will need to enable you to fulfil the proposed volunteering activities. Please note that this discussion will enable our risk assessments to be dynamically tailored to your needs, or may also require the proposed volunteering activities to be varied.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE VACANCIES FOR WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO ONE OF THESE DAYS.