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

You need to be at least 16 (at present) 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 in the Summer Afternoons 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 these sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction.

We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our grounds and conservation work, driving our ambulance on the weekends and to help in our charity shop.

There are two routes in becoming a Volunteer, you can either attend an Induction or to speed up the process you can apply online by completing an online volunteer application form.

To complete an online volunteer application form please click here

The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2024 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. It is ramped access and any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


  • Tuesday 13th February 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening
  • Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening
  • Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening
  • Tuesday 17th July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening
  • Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening
  • Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening


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

Work Experience (you have to be 16 years or over) - To arrange your work placement please attend one of the inductions and times and days can be arranged on the evening or afternoon

Duke of Edinburgh (you have to be 16 years or over) - To arrange your  placement please attend an induction where a start date and times can be arranged. As we often have large numbers of Bronze placements we often look at placements to carry out regular spots on a Saturday or Sunday between either 8am and 10am or 1030am and 1230pm. We request a two hour volunteer slot due to the work load and training involved.  For those needing documents completed please drop them into the Shelter or emaildetails to [email protected] and a supervisor will kindly oblige. 

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 

Volunteer at GSPCA Animal Shelter, Guernsey

Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 500 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 - 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 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 visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising or email [email protected] for details

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 and see some of our wardens please visit 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 [email protected]

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.

The volunteer age for inductions as mentioned is now from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA.

From helping with our busy ambulance service to walking dogs, our full cattery to our packed rabbit and small animal department, over 100 hedgehogs to over 30 reptiles, gardening to helping on reception.

We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following:

  • Weekend Hedgehog & Wildlife Assistant
  • Weekend Cattery Assistant
  • Weekend Receptionist (various hours available)
  • Weekend Maintenance and Animal Ambulance
  • Casual Animal Care Assistant and Receptionists

We have some departments that require specific help on weekends especially the hedgehog and wildlife areas, the cattery, reception on Saturdays and help with maintenance and the animal ambulance.

If you would like to apply for a vacancy to download a pack please click here.

You can also get a pack sent out by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

All applicants are required to complete an application form which is included in the pack and return it to the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD or email [email protected]

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