GSPCA Staff & Volunteer Summer Commendations 2014

Submitted by Steve on 14:37, 30th Sep, 2014 | 0

Each quarter staff and volunteers are nominated for certificates of appreciation for their hard work and commitment by one another, our supporters and general public.

For the Summer quarter here are the nominations and the reasons for those nominations –


Terry Buckley – ‘A star and a half in reception. So patient and kind with a good sense of humour. What more could you ask?’

Sue Le Goff – ‘Hard working and makes a good cuppa.’

Sarah Ozanne – ‘She is always happy to help anyone and willing to adapt her work schedule to cover other departments.’


Crystal Serenity Holiday Makers will be the first Voluntourists at the GSPCA this weekend

Submitted by Steve on 11:52, 1st Aug, 2014 | 0

This Sunday at the GSPCA we are taking our first steps into the world of Voluntourism.

After listening to a conversation on the JKT BBC Guernsey show earlier this year the GSPCA contacted Intercruises who were delighted to let us get involved.

The first group of 10 visiting volunteers from the Crystal Serenity arrive on Sunday and will help the GSPCA team around the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.


Summer Volunteers helping at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:31, 1st Aug, 2014 | 0

On Wednesday we held another volunteer induction afternoon and were pleased to welcome a further 8 volunteers to the GSPCA team.

James, Liz, Martin, Jo, Abbie, Zara, Kira and Sarah spent the afternoon finding out about the work of the GSPCA, how to work safely at the GSPCA, all about the fund raising events and other opportunities at the Animal Shelter.

Each of those attending had an area they would like to focus such as ferrets to cats, fund raising to dogs and we would like to thank them for attending and getting involved.


Volunteer Induction afternoon at the GSPCA 2pm Wednesday 30th July

Submitted by Steve on 08:57, 29th Jul, 2014 | 0

Tomorrow at 2pm at the GSPCA we have a Volunteer Induction Afternoon.

We have arranged additional inductions to help those off for the summer and looking to help animals in Guernsey get involved at the GSPCA.

To volunteer on site with the animals you must be over 14 years of age, but we are always looking for volunteers to help with fund raising of all ages.

You are welcome to attend the induction if you are under 14 with permission of your parent or guardian.


Thank you to the 11 new volunteers that signed up at the Summer Volunteer Induction yesterday - next one now on 30th July 2pm

Submitted by Steve on 17:00, 23rd Jul, 2014 | 0

At the GSPCA we hold Volunteer Induction Evenings every 6 to 8 weeks but with the Summer upon us and many willing volunteers over 14 wanting to help at the Shelter and those under 14 able to help at the many fund raisers we are at we held an afternoon induction session yesterday where we greeted 11 new volunteers to the team.

We really couldn't achieve all of the fantastic work we carry out at the GSPCA without the wonderful volunteer team we have at the GSPCA and we really do appreciate each and every one.


Volunteer Induction afternoon at the GSPCA 2pm Tuesday 22nd July

Submitted by Steve on 15:28, 17th Jul, 2014 | 0

With a peak in interest of students breaking up for the summer and asking to volunteer at the GSPCA we are holding an induction afternoon on Tuesday 22nd July at 2pm at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

To volunteer at the GSPCA you have to be at least 14 years of age. If you are under this age you can come along to learn about the work we do and also find out how you can raise funds and help at our many events.


Volunteer Week - Talking to the community from the OSA Pop Up Shop & we meet another two great volunteers at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:02, 6th Jun, 2014 | 0

Today the GSPCA have been at the OSA recruitment Pop Up Shop with a selection of other charities to speak to the community about volunteering.

With the sun shining, the GSPCA would like to thank OSA Recruitment,, Association of Guernsey Charities and the Community Foundation for the chance to join some great causes in St Peter Port to spread the word of helping animals in Guernsey through Volunteers Week.


Volunteers Week - Today Pop down to the Pop Up OSA Recruitment Shop to see the GSPCA about Volunteering with animals in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 09:23, 6th Jun, 2014 | 0

Today the OSA Pop Up Shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port will be manned by a variety of charities and one of the themes is animals as part of volunteers week.

We will have information on hand and hopefully representatives between 10am and 2pm and also 5pm and 7pm.

If you are interested in helping animals in Guernsey then there are many roles and ways you can get involved with the GSPCA, so please pop down or you can call the Shelter on 01481 257261 for details.


Volunteers Week - Meeting our Night Wardens - Matt & Jen volunteer through the night rescuing animals

Submitted by Steve on 11:07, 5th Jun, 2014 | 0

Around the clock volunteers in Guernsey are helping animals whether at the GSPCA or other animal charities.

Every single night of the year a volunteer helps ensure that at the GSPCA we can provide around the clock emergency cover.

The volunteers that make up this fantastic group come from all walks of the community and help ensure every night between 6pm until 8am the next someone can go out to rescue an animal in need.

Matt Hill-Smith and Jen Bradshaw are two of our volunteer wardens and help cover on average two nights a week.


Childrens GSPCA Hedgehog Competition Closes in 2 days

Submitted by Steve on 14:26, 4th Jun, 2014 | 0

Only 2 days to get your entries in for the GSPCA Hedgehog Competition.

Sarah Ozanne Animal Care Assistant said 'We've had some fantastic entries for our GSPCA Hedgehog Competitions but we would love to see a few more.'

'We have a hedgehog awareness poster competition and one for making a hedgehog home.'

'You have until Friday to get your entries in and we will be announcing the winners soon as well as a date when we will be running a hedgehog talk.'