There are many ways in which you can become involved with Derby RSPCA, by becoming an Animal Fosterer, by becoming a Volunteer, by doing a Sponsored Event or by organising a Fundraising Event.
As an independent charity we rely on volunteers to help with a variety of activities to ensure that we can keep our Animal Centre open on a day to day basis.
There are a wide range of activities that you can help with, but at the moment we are particularly in need of people to help with:
Please note that you must be 16+ to help us as a volunteer and 25+ to be a Driver, both due to insurance restrictions.
What Do I Get Out Of Volunteering?
Volunteering for Derby & District RSPCA is an enjoyable way of spending your free time to help out with local animal welfare. It’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends and have fun as well as developing your skills. Don't forget it's great for your CV too!
Just knowing that you are making a real difference to animal welfare in your area is hugely rewarding.
What Do I Need To Do Now?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form or call into the Centre at 45 Abbey Street, where our staff will be only too happy to provide you with an application form.
What Happens Next?
Once we have assessed your application form we will invite you in for a chat. If there is a suitable volunteering opportunity available for you your references are then sent off and induction training is provided. Please be aware that as we receive many application forms, particularly for Animal Care Assistants, we may not always have spaces available for volunteers.
Once the induction has been completed you are ready for volunteering! Where appropriate we will provide you with a 'buddy' but support systems are always in place. All volunteers will be treated fairly throughout their time with the Branch. The Volunteer Co-ordinator, along with the Supervisor in whichever area you are volunteering, will support you throughout your time at the Centre.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Team!
We are always in need of pet foster carers to provide temporary homes for pets in need of that special care whilst they are waiting to find a new forever home.
Fostering a pet can be a pleasurable and rewarding experience, each fostering agreement may last up to three months, occasionally it may be for longer.
Short-term fostering of animals requires some particular characteristics. Obviously you need to be an animal lover, ideally with experience of owning a pet. You must be a patient person as animals may be frightened or anxious going into a new home and will need time to settle and adjust. Being understanding and empathetic about what the animal may have seen or been through and being aware that the animal may have been abused are of paramount importance. You must be dedicated to focusing on the physical and emotional needs of the animal. It takes an extraordinary person to do all of this and then be prepared to let the animal go to a new home at the end of the foster period - IS THIS YOU?
How about taking on that challenge you keep putting off, but doing it on our behalf - go on, be brave! How about doing a sponsored parachute jump, running a half-marathon, doing a sponsored walk or a sponsored silence?
If you would like to help out in this way then please let us know and we can provide you with a sponsorship form.
If you would like to organise an event on our behalf, then we would be very happy to hear from you at email@example.com or on 01332 344620. You may want to organise a coffee, cake or tea morning, pub quiz, raffle, street collection or an open garden event – you can be as creative as you wish. Alternatively, you can help by representing us at other events such as your school, church or local pub fete.