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The GSPCA 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 but if you are younger then you could still help.  If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising activities for the Animal Shelter and you can see some of these by clicking here.

Not only do we have individual volunteering placements if your business is looking at ways of helping the community the GSPCA have a number of projects and ways that you can assist the Animal Shelter with our much needed Animal Welfare work in Guernsey and to find out more click this link.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We are always looking for new volunteers to help with our animal welfare work.'

'There are many ways from helping at the occasional events to helping muck out every week.'

'We now regularly email 150 volunteers with news and events on ways they can help the GSPCA.'

'We couldn't carry out all of the wonderful work we do and we are so grateful to every single one of them.'

'We have volunteers that even came in on Christmas Day to help care for animals and do the Polar Bear swim to raise funds for the Shelter.'

'One of our volunteers Sarah Ozanne has now joined the team as a member of staff.'

'If you haven't got the time to volunteer you could always join the GSPCA for only £10 a year or sponsor an animal pen and there's loads of details at our reception desk and on our website.'

To become a member click here or sponsor an animal pen please click here.

Below are details of many of the roles, ways to help and what to do.

To download a volunteer application form please -

Volunteering at the GSPCA Guernsey

Once you have completed the form please return it to the Shelter or email it to [email protected]

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


To download a volunteer application form please -

Volunteering at the GSPCA Guernsey

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.

Dog Trainer - For this role you need to contact Lorna Prince, Welfare Manager, email [email protected]

To download a volunteer application form please -

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 to


We are at the Pop Up Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment until 31st December. To find out the opening times please click here

To see the GSPCA opening times over Christmas please click here.


Christmas Gift Certificates are still on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter as well as many other stocking fillers - for more details please click here

To make a donation to help animals in Guernsey please call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or please click here


This is a video of our longest stay cat Felix who needs your help to find a new and forever 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 this Christmas.

Sponsored Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim - You can still sponsor those who braved the water, click here for more details


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