Second GSPCA Volunteer Evening greets 18 new volunteers

Submitted by Steve on 19:25, 12th Feb, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA are delighted to announce the second volunteer induction of 2019 was another huge success with 18 new volunteers attending taken it to 39 volunteers inducted between the two evenings this year.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We had a fantastic night last Monday and inducted 18 new volunteers all wanting to help out at the GSPCA."

“With 21 new volunteers inducted last month that takes the total to 39 through the induction evenings so far this year.”


Saturday Scout Badge Event at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:02, 19th Oct, 2018 | 0

On Saturday 13th October 2018, Scouts from the 3rd St. Martins Cub Scout group came to the GSPCA to help out at the Shelter and gain hours towards their badges in Community Impact, Environmental Conservation and World Challenge awards. 

The 9 Scouts, guided by parent volunteers, were able to give a good tidy both the GSPCA Memorial Garden and the Poison Garden and duck pond walkway of leaves and weeds.


Welcome to 15 new Volunteers to the GSPCA – next induction Monday 5th November & 2019 dates

Submitted by Steve on 15:40, 4th Oct, 2018 | 0

On Monday we held our 11th volunteer induction and greeted 15 new helpful faces eager to help the animals and work of the GSPCA.

This year alone we have inducted 147 new volunteers, placements and work through these inductions and are graced with an average 120 volunteers each week but with over 500 animals in our care there is always plenty to do.


TONIGHT - Volunteer Induction 630pm Monday 3rd September at the GSPCA – all welcome

Submitted by Steve on 07:54, 3rd Sep, 2018 | 0

Tonight at 6.30pm we hold our tenth volunteer induction of 2018 and we have inducted through these alone 118 new volunteers, placements and work experience since the start of the year.

All are welcome to the induction although for those wanting to help onsite at the Shelter the minimum age is 13.

For volunteers under 13 we have a huge amount of events taking place which they can help at with a parent or guardian.


Green fingered Volunteers & Businesses needed at the GSPCA to help with Gardening, Conservation & Grounds

Submitted by Steve on 11:42, 22nd Jun, 2018 | 0

At the GSPCA we have many lovely areas that need caring for and we are currently appealing for volunteers to help around site.

From cutting the grass to helping care for our ponds, wedding to landscaping, pressure washing to dead heading flowers, planting to hedge cutting, watering to caring for pathes there is always plenty to do at the GSPCA.


Going Wild at the GSPCA - updates on the work at the Animal Shelter thanks to St Andrews Floral Group and others

Submitted by Steve on 09:20, 18th Jan, 2017 | 0


St Andrew's Floral Group are delighted that the major phase of their 'Going Wild at the GSPCA' Project is now nearing completion.


Specsavers join St Andrews Floral Group to help Spring the GSPCA into bloom

Submitted by Steve on 11:49, 20th Dec, 2016 | 0

Earlier this month a team of staff from Specsavers spent the day helping St Andrews Floral Group volunteers at the GSPCA.

Over the last few years we have received many groups from Specsavers helping at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews from animal care to maintenance.


6 New Volunteers join the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:38, 12th Aug, 2016 | 0

Last Thursday Sarah Ozanne greeted 6 new volunteers that attended the GSPCA Volunteer Induction Evening.

The volunteers all arrived for 6.30pm and were shown to the training room where Sarah spoke to them about the work we carry out at the GSPCA, the volunteering roles and how to help safely at the Shelter and our events.

At the end of the evening Sarah spoke to each of them and found out what they were interested in doing from their Duke of Edinburgh to volunteering and helping with animals in our care.


First new volunteers of 2016 join the team - next induction is on Tuesday the 2nd February

Submitted by Steve on 13:00, 8th Jan, 2016 | 0

On Tuesday we held our first volunteer evening of 2016.

We welcomed 6 new volunteers and will see 4 of those starting this weekend.

Without volunteers we really couldn't care for the 300 animals at the Shelter and help thousands more every year.

The GSPCA operates 24 hours 7 days a week and we are fortunate to have over 600 volunteers that help ensure we can help animals around the clock as well as raise the £2000 a day it costs to run the GSPCA.


Last Volunteer Induction of 2015 a lovely evening and well over 1000 helpers assisting the GSPCA in 2015

Submitted by Steve on 13:58, 9th Dec, 2015 | 0

Last night the GSPCA welcomed 15 new faces and 11 new volunteers within the group.

For a number of years we have been running volunteer induction evenings and sessions.  In 2014 over 200 volunteers were inducted and welcomed to the team, not including the many volunteers that helped through the year, at events, through Corporate Social Responsibility Days and Voluntourists.  This year a further 200+ joined us at the GSPCA with a further 200+  that spent a day or more through a corporate day and 25 Voluntourists from the cruise liners.