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The RSPCA Coventry and District Branch has been in existence since 1873. Based at our site at in Coventry, we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs that come into from RSPCA Inspectors and members of the public that can no longer care for their animals. Although the Centre receives a level of funding towards the running costs from the National RSPCA, the Centre in Coventry is a separately registered charity, which relies primarily on local public donations to help fund the centre, which costs around £35,000 per month to keep open and the Centre’s vet bills can be over £1,000 per week.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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If you are interested in volunteering, our friendly team will work with you to find a role that best suits your interest, skills and availability.

Please note that travel expenses are not paid by the charity.

Retail Volunteers

We are always looking for people to lend a helping hand at any of our 4 charity shops in Earlsdon, Allesley Park, Holbrooks and Wyken. The RSPCA Coventry and District Branch charity shops provide essential funds to support the running costs of the Centre and we couldn’t do this without the support of our wonderful volunteers!

Animal Centre Volunteers*

With a variety of roles available, volunteering at the centre is an incredibly rewarding experience. Here are just some of the volunteering opportunities available:

Receptionist
You will see all aspects of animal rescue in this busy customer service role, which involves lots of multi-tasking. We do ask that you are able to commit to a regular shift each week.

Centre Maintenance
Do you have a passion for gardening? Do you enjoy DIY and seeing a job well done? We would love to hear from you!

Animal Care
We occasionally recruit volunteers for this popular role, which encompasses all aspects of caring for our cats and dogs. We do ask that you are able to commit to a regular shift each week.

Any volunteers that assist with the animals will need to have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and proof of this would need to be provided at induction. Volunteers at the Animal Centre will receive health and safety training, receive a volunteer handbook and test and have a 1 to 1 buddy.

 *Please note that due to Government guidelines regarding social distancing we are only able to have a limited number of people on site and as such we are unable to take on any new volunteers at this time, but please do still contact us to talk about new opportunities in 2020.

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Location
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Volunteers will be based at the RSPCA centre at

Brownshill Green Farm,
Coundon Wedge Drive,
Coventry CV5 9DQ

Please note that travel expenses are not paid by the organisation.

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Time Commitment
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Centre volunteer roles would require a commitment of one session per week. 

Sessions run from 8.30am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday or 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday and/or Sunday.

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Requirements
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We are looking for volunteers who are able to follow instructions and use their initiative.

Any volunteers that assist with the animals will need to have an up to date tetanus vaccination and proof of this would need to be provided at induction.

We have found in the past that many volunteers would want to come and just work on one section and do one thing, we need people that are happy to get stuck in and help where needed.

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Training
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Volunteers will receive health and safety training, receive a volunteer handbook and test and have a 1 to 1 buddy.

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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.

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How to get involved
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If you are interested in volunteering at any of our retail stores you can sign up here. When the animal centre volunteering opportunities become available we update this page.

This is an external opportunity.