Submitted by Steve on 18:13, 9th Jan, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA are delighted to announce our first volunteer induction of 2019 a huge success with 21 new volunteers attending and the first two made a start today.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We had a fantastic night on Monday and inducted 21 new volunteers all wanting to help out at the GSPCA."

"Last year through the volunteer inductions we greeted and trained 189 volunteers not to mention 100's more through other placements, voluntourists and groups."

“Two of the new volunteers started today and they helped care for the 500 animals at the GSPCA and the others start over the coming weeks.”

“11 are looking to start their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh placements this weekend and the others are looking to help with gardening, our charity shop, fund raising and in many other ways.”

“We are looking forward getting all of the volunteers involved and a huge thanks to all that attended.”

“Our next induction will be on Monday 4th February at 6.30pm and all are welcome.”

"There is no need to book a place just turn up and we can get you involved with our work helping animals and the community."

"From the charity shop to the animals, events to admin, gardening to our ambulance there is something for everyone." 

You need to be at least 13 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.

The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2019 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. Inductions take about 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on numbers.

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.

Monday 4th February 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Tuesday 5th March 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Wednesday 10th April 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Thursday 9th May 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Monday 3rd June 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Tuesday 9th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Thursday 18th July 2019 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 4pm until approximately 545pm

Monday 12th August 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Tuesday 10th September 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Monday 7th October 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Tuesday 12th November 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm

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

Work Experience - 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 - 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 email details to [email protected] and a supervisor will kindly oblige. 

Dog Walking - to see the task role please visit 

Cat Socialising - to see the task role please visit 

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 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 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.

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

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.


If your business or group would like to spend a day at the Shelter you can find out more by going to

To see our volunteer web page please visit -


Here a few links with ideas to help the animals in our care and wishes we are trying to raise funds for so please do get involved with GSPCA Purple Week and help us help those in need -

You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To donate to Sealia, Gully, Andy and Marty the seal pups please visit - or

To donate to help Ellie the cocker spaniels life saving operations Just Giving page please visit -  

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

On Monday 7th January we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

If you think the team or an individual goes over and above some international awards open for nominations currently are –

The ADCH & Petplan Awards -

The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards –

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261




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