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 to help us look after the many cats that come into the branch. Unfortunately we are unable to take in any dogs and are now a cats only branch. Please follow the link to our fostering section.
We are currently restricted under Covid-19 rules with regard to cat cuddling so not taking on any new at the moment. When things return to normal, please email us on email@example.com for a volunteer application form or call the branch on 07852 481079.
We are currently unable to take in any dogs.
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 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: