Submitted by Steve on 11:00, 21st Sep, 2017 | 0

Last month the GSPCA welcomed two groups of Voluntourists from the Crystal Symphony.

On the 11th August Joni Lamm, Linda Drapeau, Sharon Summerhayer, Geoff Coman, Mary Brown and Gordan Porth were greeted by GSPCA staff member Beckie Smith and on 15th August Sally Vagias, Alan Freeman and Myra Freeman were greeted by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne.

The Voluntourists who were on their holidays from around the world when they arrived at the Shelter had a short induction and were then set to help the staff and care for the many animals at the GSPCA.

Each received a gift of a GSPCA t-shirt to wear for their half day and volunteering and then the group helped clean out the birds and sweep out the rabbit pens, cleaned the cats and walked the dogs.

Both groups had a thoroughly enjoyable time and before they left were given a behind the scenes guided tour where they met the tortoise to baby hedgehogs and found out about the history of the Shelter and Guernsey with the GSPCA team.

The GSPCA has been running voluntourist days since 2014 with the Crystal Cruises.

Before the group left they were presented with a thank you certificate for all of their help.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We really enjoyed having all of the Voluntourists helping at the GSPCA from the Crystal Symphony last month."

"They all had a wonderful time and it was a pleasure to meet them all, and from all of the team at the GSPCA thank you to all 8 for their help with cleaning and caring for the animals."

"There are many ways to get involved at the GSPCA and we always love to hear from those wanting to volunteer at the Shelter."

“This evening at 6.30pm we have a volunteer induction which is open to anyone interested in helping out at the GSPCA.”

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