Submitted by Steve on 23:03, 9th Nov, 2016 | 0

On Thursday evening the GSPCA held a volunteer induction and greeted 11 new faces wanting to help out at the Animal Shelter and 24/7 work that is carried out.

Those present were interested in helping with dog walking to reception, cat pen cleaning to helping with the wildlife, fund raising to volunteering to gain experience for their CV, Duke of Edinburgh and some to help gain life skills.

Teresa Mourant GSPCA Animal Care Assistant greeted the group and gave a presentation and talk about the work we carry out 24 hours 7 days a week, the differing volunteer roles and how to work safely at the GSPCA Shelter and our events.

After a 90 minute talk each of the group had a chance to talk to Teresa about what they'd like to do and a date was set for them to come in.

Just before this took place GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne popped in to say hello to the group, welcome them, hand out a certificate of attendance and also break the news of the GSPCA winning the Guernsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year 2016 award.

Teresa Mourant GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said "It was a lovely evening last Thursday and we inducted 11 new volunteers including Molly, Holly, Hannah, Ellie, Izzy, Courtney, Charley, Annaliese, Rebecca, Lee and Isabel."

"Some have already started helping us out at the Shelter and we'd like to thank all for coming and deciding to help us here at the GSPCA."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We hold Volunteer Inductions every month at the GSPCA and it is wonderful how we always have such a great attendance."

"Last Thursday we welcomed 11 new volunteers each wanting to help it different ways."

"We have over 100 active volunteers every week and with over 600 each year, we have 1% of the Guernsey population helping us at the GSPCA."

"Our next Volunteer Induction and last of 2016 is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 6th December and we have others planned for next year."

"We couldn't help the thousands of animals that come through our doors at the GSPCA without our fantastic volunteers and great team."

"It was such an amazing evening last Thursday as not only did we induct 11 new volunteers to help at the GSPCA we were also awarded the Guernsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year."

"We are very proud of all of our team and it was fantastic that they were celebrated with this wonderful award and to join new helpers to the team at the same time is just one example of how we work around the clock at the GSPCA."

Currently at the GSPCA we are looking for volunteers to help in some specific areas including -

  • Fund raising and helping at stalls and many events
  • Volunteers to help with our flag days in October and November
  • Volunteer gardeners to help around site with St Andrews Floral Group
  • NIGHT VOLUNTEERING - Volunteer Wardens to help provide the ambulance emergency service we provide between 6pm and 8am every night  
  • WEEKEND VOLUNTEERING - Volunteer Wardens to help provide the ambulance emergency service we provide between 8am until 6pm on the weekend
  • Hedgehog Volunteers especially on the weekend
  • Cat volunteers to help with their cleaning and care
  • Volunteer receptionists to help on the front desk
  • Dog walking volunteers
  • Cat socialising volunteers
  • Volunteers to help with the laundry and washing of animal bedding and towels
  • Volunteers to help with guided tours

If you can help with any of these roles please contact GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

To find out more about volunteering please click here.

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 2016/17 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 Tuesday 6th December 2016
  • Volunteer induction evening Thursday 5th January 6.30pm 2017 
  • Volunteer induction evening Tuesday 7th February 6.30pm 2017 
  • Volunteer induction evening Monday 6th March 6.30pm 2017

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

The GSPCA are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Guernsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year.

There are so many amazing organisations, groups and individuals and to recognise these there are a number of upcoming awards. Could you nominate the GSPCA, one of our team or another worthy individual or cause? Please visit the links below

The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards are open, to nominate please visit -  http://www.cevawelfareawards.com/

Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards - https://www.petplancharity.co.uk/pet-insurance/animal-charity-awards/

Specsavers Unsung Hero - http://www.awards.gg/copy-of-nominate-your-ambassador-of

Nominating a group for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, please visit - https://qavs.direct.gov.uk

Could you write us a review on the Best of Guernsey who run awards each year, if you could please visit - https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/guernsey/business-guide/feature/gspca

To donate via giving.gg to help animals at the GSPCA please click here

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TURTLE APPEAL - Help fly Olivia the loggerhead turtle from Guernsey to Gran Canaria

 

 

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

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Volunteering at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey

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GSPCA Animal Shelter Guided tours in Guernsey

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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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