Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 19th Aug, 2021 | 0

With a hugely busy Animal Shelter and many events the GSPCA is starting recruitment of volunteers after an 18 month break due to the covid pandemic.

We are still taking a cautious approach and at this time asking all those interested to complete a volunteer application form and send it to [email protected]

To download an application form please click here 

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We are currently looking for volunteers 18 years and over and here are some of the roles –

Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit 

Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit 

Animal Accommodation Cleaner - With over 300 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 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 volunteers 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 

Fund Raising - we are always looking for volunteers 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 or email [email protected] for details

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

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

We are asking volunteers to complete the application form with the days and times they are available so we can rota them in to help in the various work that we do.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have had to take precautions at the GSPCA to ensure our team are safe and continue to do so inline with the States of Guernsey advice.”

“That sadly meant putting a hold on many events and activities we would normally undertake pre-covid.”

“With the Shelter so busy and the risks from covid very different we are after 18 months looking to recruit new volunteers.”

“At this time we are looking at volunteers 18 and over and asking those interested to complete an application form to start the process.”

“At this time we aren’t holding our induction evenings like we use to, instead once applications have been received we will contact each keen new volunteer to discuss what interests them and what availability they and we have to help the many animals at the Shelter and our events.”

“We have a huge array of roles and opportunities and especially keen to hear from those wanting to walk and help in our kennels whether it be for a few hours or full days each week.”

“Volunteering is an amazing experience which has so many benefits from helping the animals and our work to improving your CV, meeting new people to learning new skills.”

“For more information you can call 257261 or email me [email protected] .”

“Without our team and volunteers we couldn’t do so much for the animals of Guernsey and our community.”

"We also love to  hear from those thatcan offer specific skills or their team at their group or business."

“There are many ways to get involved and to find out just a few ideas check out this link or as mentioned contact me [email protected] .”

"We also  have casual vacancies for those looking for employment and to apply here is an application pack ."


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