Submitted by Steve on 23:02, 24th May, 2016 | 0

Next week marks Volunteers Week a time when many organisations and groups highlight the opportunities and thank their volunteers for their amazing support and time across Guernsey and the UK.

The GSPCA couldn't achieve all of the work that is carried our 24/7 without the 600+ volunteers that help at the Shelter and with all of our work across Guernsey.

Next Wednesday during Volunteers Week we will be holding our sixth volunteer induction of 2016.

We are blessed with many volunteers helping the GSPCA every year and on average over 100 every single week.

Here are full details on getting involved -

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. Volunteers helping raise funds for the GSPCA Animal Shelter Guernsey

You need to be at least 14 years old to help at the Shelter.  If you are younger then you could still help.  If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising for the Animal Shelter.

To get started in Volunteering at the GSPCA we hold Induction Evenings and no matter your age there is always a way you can help.

If you are looking to complete your work experience, Duke of Edinburgh or similar placement it is a requirement to attend one of the sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction.

The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2016 will take place on the following days and times in the Event and Training Room at the GSPCA, but please do call 257261 closer to the date to confirm it is taking place.

When you arrive to attend please follow the paw prints at the front of reception which will take you to the upper floor where the sessions are held.

  • 6.30pm Wednesday 1st June 2016 
  • 6.30pm Thursday 30th June 2016 
  • 3pm Monday 18th July 2016 
  • 3pm Wednesday 27th July 2016 
  • 6.30pm Thursday 4th August 2016 
  • 6.30pm Tuesday 6th September 2016 
  • 6.30pm Tuesday 13th September 2016 
  • 6.30pm Thursday 6th October 2016 
  • 6.30pm Thursday 3rd November 2016 
  • 6.30pm Tuesday 6th December 2016

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We are all looking forward to Volunteers Week at the GSPCA as it is a time to celebrate and thank the amazing volunteers that do so much to help animals in Guernsey."

"We are extremely lucky at the GSPCA to have so many amazing volunteers from the wardens that help ensure those emergencies at night are rescued to those that help on the reception desk answer the phone."

"We need to raise over £1600 a day at the GSPCA and it is wonderful that so many of our fantastic volunteers help out at our many events through the year as well as help us care for the 300 animals at the Shelter.

"The induction evening takes around 90 minutes and is your chance to find out what we do and how you can get involved at the GSPCA."

"At the end of the induction we have a chat with each volunteer that would like to help to arrange a start date and time."

"If anyone has any questions you can call us on 257261 or email the Shelter but all are welcome at 6.30pm at the GSPCA next Wednesday."

Here are some of the ways you can volunteer for the GSPCA.

Dog Walking - to find out more

Dog Walking Volunteer Details

Cat Socialising - for more details

Cat Socialising Volunteer DetailsVolunteer at GSPCA Animal Shelter, Guernsey

Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 200 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 recent refurbished 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 volunteBaby Hedgehogers 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 - follow this link to see our Fostering page Link to fostering page

Fund Raising - we are always looking for Volunteers helping raise funds for GSPCA Animal Shelter, Guernseyvolunteers 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

Fundraising page

Events & Special Days - We have lots of days to help raise awareness and funds for the GSPCA.

Welfare & Microchipping Events - We are planning to arrange days to help raise awareness and help animals in Guernsey and need your help to run these days.

Van Driving & Night Wardens - We need volunteers to help both in the day and night.  For more details on the Wardens please. 

Volunteer Animal Wardens - Guernsey GSPCA

See some of our wardens here http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/24-hour-emergency-wardens

Special Roles -

Volunteer Co-ordinator - We are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator.  If you have some time on your hands, good people skills and would like to get involved recruiting and training volunteers please get in touch.

Newsletter Editor - We are also looking for someone to help with our quarterly newsletter.  If you have experience in putting together newsletters and have the time then please let us know.

Sponsorship Co-ordinator - We are currently putting together a kennel, cat and animal pen sponsorship scheme.  We are looking for a volunteer to help organise, promote and run this scheme to help raise the much needed funds to care for the hundreds of animals at the Shelter.

Collection Box Co-ordinator - We have collection boxes throughout Guernsey and we are looking for someone who can help ensure these are collected regularly and to help find new sites.

Education Talk Assistant - Every week staff at the Shelter talk to schools and groups about the vital work we carry out.  If you are interested in helping with these please email sarahcreasey@gspca.org.gg

Tour Guide Volunteers - At the Shelter we would like to develop a small team of volunteers that can give guided tours around the GSPCA and talk about the much needed work we carry out every day.

Refreshment / Charity Shop Volunteers - We would like to run coffee mornings at the Shelter whilst selling a selection of bric-a-brac and other donated items a couple of mornings a week.  We are currently looking for volunteers to help run this to help raise funds for the Shelter.

To download a volunteer application form please and send it in if you cannot make one of the dates above -

Volunteering at the GSPCA Guernsey

If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going tohttp://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days

Check out this video of Alex a volunteer who really enjoyed his time at the GSPCA

 

To donate to the turtle or Bonnie the grey seal pup please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.

To become an Angel Pen Pal sponsor please click here.

 

If you find a sick our injured wild animal please call 257261 or click here for advice.

Bonnie The Seal from karldorfner on Vimeo.

To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here

To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:

Calling: 01481 257261

By post or popping in the Shelter: GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or our Paypal page by clicking the link below

Our Just Giving Page by clicking here.

Or why not become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and give each month to help animals in our care by clicking here.

For your business to become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal sponsor please click here.

If you could help towards or new multi purpose building please click here to find out about the Build Partner programme.

If you are looking to adopt an animal and to complete an adoption form please click here. 

If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

To complete our local Guernsey microchip survey -

Create your own user feedback survey

To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here

Looking for pet insurance in Guernsey? Check out the GSPCA pet insurance with Rossborough http://www.rossboroughpetinsurance.co.uk

Posted by GSPCA on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

To find out about our Build Partner programme please click here

GSPCA Build Partner programme at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey - could your business support the GSPCA and animals in Guernsey - CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility -

To find out how to volunteer for the GSPCA please click here

Volunteering at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey

To find out about guided tours at the GSPCA please click here

GSPCA Animal Shelter Guided tours in Guernsey

Have you got a GSPCA Hoody, Polo Shirt, Sweat Shirt or T-shirt? If not get yours by clicking here.

To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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