Every RSPCA branch relies on volunteers to carry out a range of duties, all essential to the running of a small branch like ours, below we have listed the key functions. Please note, there is a minimum age limit of 18 years for any of our volunteering roles.
Fundraising is top of the list because without financial support we would not be able to operate, please go to the fundraising section for more information.
East Berks branch is small and does not have its own premises, therefore we rely on individuals and private catteries and kennels to help us look after the many cats and dogs that come into the branch. Please follow the link to our fostering section.
The catteries we use do a sterling job for us in looking after the cats in our care, however it is an alien environment for most of them especially when they first arrive. We have a dedicated team of cuddlers who go in and sit, stroke, play with them, and generally help them feel loved. If you would like to join our team, especially if you are available daytime during the week, please send an email to email@example.com. NB: We currently only have vacancies for weekday afternoons.
Most of our dogs are with fosterers but there are dog walking opportunities from time to time.
Once an animal is reserved by its potential new owner, we need people to carry out home checks. The more people we have trained to do this, the quicker we can get the cat or dog to its new home and the less each individual will have to do. NB: You need to live within the East Berkshire catchment area, map in “About Us” under “Contacts”
We need to maintain a team of people to ferry animals between kennels/catteries or fosterers and vets on a regular basis. You will need to be around during the week or at least late afternoon/early evening to be able to do this and you will need your own transport.
This role is crucial to help bring together our fundraising volunteers to coordinate events and fundraising.
The role is very flexible in terms of the actual activities and will vary depending upon the volunteer’s skills, and contacts but likely to include identifying potential sources of fundraising, organising events, attending events, contacting local businesses etc. Based mainly from home apart from attending events and 2 hourly meetings every 6-8 weeks plus an estimated 1-2 hours admin per week.
Qualities required: Required to be a member of the RSPCA. Able to deal with the general public, reliable, outgoing, have good communication skills, good organisation skills and some knowledge of budgets / monitoring costs spent and funds
If you would like to find out more about any of these volunteering options with our branch, or if you have some good ideas to share with us, please email us: