Submitted by GSPCA on 10:21, 22nd Mar, 2013 | 0

Wednesday evening and yesterday the GSPCA took a stall to the Careers Show 2013 for the first time and were overwhelmed by inquiries.

Although the Shelter rarely has vacancies the GSPCA are always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of areas and this was of a huge interest to many of the visitors at the Careers Show.

For many of the Year 9 students it is the first time they are able to help at the Shelter, as to become a volunteer the minimum age is 14 years.

This meant that hoards of Year 9's swamped the GSPCA stand to find out how they could help.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager and Darren Monday one of the Shelter volunteers talked to hundreds of visitors young and old about careers and volunteering in animal welfare and care.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'What a lovely two days we had talking to hundreds of interested visitors about the work of the Shelter and both how they could help and how by helping it can benefit them.'

'Much of the focus was placed on how volunteering can increase skills, knowledge and improve a CV.'

'When volunteering at the GSPCA we ask those interested to complete an application form, then we arrange a short interview and follow that with an induction and a booklet which for many of the younger volunteers is the first time helping in a professional work place.'

'We have plenty of information on volunteering at the Shelter on our website and when we do have vacancies they are also advertised online.'

'Thank you to Darren for volunteering, to all those who visited our stand and also to the Careers Show team for a wonderful event.'

To find out how you can help volunteer at the Shelter please go to -

If you would like to donate to the GSPCA and help us care for animals in Guernsey, you can do so by calling into the Shelter, over the phone on 01481 257261 or by clicking the Paypal button below.

To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to

Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013 - Find out how to nominate here by going to

Petplan & ADCH Animal Welfare Awards 2013

To nominate an amazing animal, a special person (in secret!) who has dedicated time to them or any inspirational animal story for the The British Animal Honours 2013, then please go to

There are always animals at the GSPCA looking for good homes from farm birds to rabbits and to see many of them please click here. Felix in the video is our longest stay cat and really needs your help to find a new home.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

To download our latest newsletter or become a member of the GSPCA please

To become a GSPCA member

The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Clinton's Kilimanjaro Climb in March - One man VS 5,895 m - to find out more please click here for more details

GSPCA Easter & Cupcake Week Pop Up Shop thanks to OSA Recruitment - 23rd - 31st March 2013 - please click here for more details

25th - 31st March GSPCA Cupcake Week - please click here for more details

4th April - World Stray Day - more details to follow

Saturday 8th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details.

June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - more details to follow

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


Fancy doing a sponsored event for the GSPCA?  To download a GSPCA Sponsor form please

Download a GSPCA Sponsorship Form


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