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Volunteering Vacancies

If you would like to apply for any of the vacancies below then please complete the application form. Please note that we receive many application forms and so it may be 3-4 weeks before we are in touch with you. Also note that due to a high level of applicants we are unfortunately unable to recruit everyone.

Are you crazy about cats? Daft about dogs? Raving about rabbits? Potty about parrots? Volunteering as an Animal Care Assistant may be just the thing for you! Please use the above contact to register your interest and complete the form. Please note our age limit for animal care volunteers is now 16.

1. We're looking for a helping hand in our Charity Shops...

We need people to donate their time and help in our Charity shops. The role involves, serving in the shop, arranging and restocking the shop, sorting the donations in the store room or even helping to organise the stock in our warehouse.

  • To assist at the Long Eaton Shop please contact Belinda on 0115 9723551 or visit 95 High Street, Long Eaton.
  • To assist at the Belper Shop please contact Rachael on 01773 599196 or visit  21 King Street, Belper.
  • To assist at the Ripley Shop please contact Susan on 01773 746438 or visit 10 Oxford Street, Ripley.
  • To assist at the Alvaston Shop please contact Fran on 01332 573390 or visit 7-8 Shardlow Road, Alvaston next to Birds
  • To assist at the Chaddesden shop please contact Ruth on 01332 665245 
  • To assist at the Wirksworth shop please contact Abbie on 01629 821815
  • To assist at our Carsington shop please visit our shop at Carsington Waters and speak with Abbie

Requirements: Minimum of age of 16 years old.

Apply here

2. DIY/Maintenance Support

Are you handy at DIY? We are looking for people who can help out short or long-term with general maintenance around the Centre. We are looking for individuals to help on a flexible rather than regular basis, as and when jobs need doing.

Requirements: Minimum age of 21 years old.

Apply here

 3. Driver

Whizz along and help us out - we require people who are willing to be called out on an ad hoc basis. Can you help out in our hour of need? 

Requirements: Drivers must be 25 years and over, with a Full UK Driving Licence.

Apply here

 4. Event Support

Would you like to help us during our events? We are always in need of volunteers to help us to collect and inform the public of our work and goals. We have a vibrant team, always ensure our events are fun and we never send a volunteer alone!

Requirements: Minimum of age of 16 years old, or younger if accompanied by an adult.

Apply here

 5. Community Fundraising

Collection of charity boxes in Derbyshire.

Do you like to chat about animals whilst holding a donation box? We need you to position yourself front and centre around Derbyshire, collecting donations for our animals.

Requirements: Minimum age of 18 years old.

Apply here

 6. Fostering and Hand-rearing

Our fosterers are vital members of our volunteer team who give animals who need it that extra love and care. We generally send cats and rabbits to foster homes and are particularly in need to cat fosterers during the summer months due to an influx of kittens. Hand-rearers are those dedicated people who hand-rear orphaned kittens and puppies for us.

We are also in need of dog fosterers. Many of our older dogs thrive better in a foster home as kennel life can be stressful for them. This takes a lot of time and effort so it isn't for everybody but if you are interested, please get in touch for further information.

Requirement: Minimum of age of 21 years old.

Apply here

 7.Home Visiting

Would you like to help animals to find their forever home? We are looking for home visitors, particularly in Ashbourne, Matlock, South Normanton and Long Eaton. We are looking for confident, personable and friendly people! 

Requirement: Minimum of age of 21 years old.

Apply here


8. Dog Walker

Are you able to attend our centre once a week for a couple of hours to walk one of our beautiful canines? Full training is provided by our dedicated animal care team.

Requirements: Minimum age of 18 years old.

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