Did you know? The RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire branch takes in and re-homes around 1,000 abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals each year.
Volunteer Stock Co-ordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to assist us in organisation and planning to obtain more stock for our charity shop through doorstep bag collections. This will entail administration of the process and co-ordination of volunteers. The right person will be able to commit initially to half a day a week (between Tuesday - Friday) but this may increase over time. You would need to be confident with using a computer and be flexible and organised.
Volunteer Collection Box Co-ordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to assist us in managing our existing collection box network and help us to increase the network of collection boxes throughout the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area. The role would include contacting the existing collection box holders to arrange collection, speaking to potential new box holders and keeping accurate records of collection boxes. You would need to be confident with using a computer, flexible, have a confident telephone manner and possess good organisational skills. The right person will be able to commit initially to half a day a week (between Tuesday - Friday) but this may increase over time.
We are looking for a number of volunteers to assist us on our animal centre reception. Duties to include assisting visitors to the centre, answering the telephones, data entry and general customer service. The shifts we currently have available are: Tuesdays - 1pm - 4.30pm, Wednesdays - 10am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm or full day, Saturday - 10am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm or full day, and Sunday - 10am - 1pm and 1pm - 4.30pm or full day. You would need to be outgoing, friendly, have a flexible attitude, possess basic computer skills, be a quick learner, enjoy dealing with people and have a professional manner.
Animal Centre Volunteer
Helping staff take care of the animals in the centre can be very rewarding and is a vital part of our work. From dogs to cats, rabbits to farm animals, we have a very busy animal centre which requires lots of hard work and dedication. Handling, exercising, grooming and feeding the animals can be very enjoyable and it is a great way of helping your local RSPCA and even making new friends. Don't worry we give training, including a health and safety induction. Dog walking is also very popular among volunteers and is a great way for our dogs to get plenty of exercise and interaction whilst in our care. Grooming and spending time with our cats is also very important and helps our cats settle in while they are awaiting a new home.
We are looking for several home visitors to cover the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area. The duties will be visiting the homes of potential adopters, completion of paperwork on the visit and assisting the adopters with any questions that they may have. Full training is provided. You must have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. There is no set amount of time for this volunteering opportunity and therefore perfect for someone wanting to do something around current commitments.
Homevisitors play a vital role at the animal centre and without their outstanding commitment to the cause we could not find good homes for all the animals we take in. Every animal that is adopted must have a home visit so we can make sure that the animal is going into a suitable home environment. All homevisitors are volunteers and we rely on their flexibility and hard work to carry out the homevisits when an animal is reserved. Homevisitors also do post adoption visits to make sure the animal is settling into his/her new home. Happy pets in happy homes is what we aim for and home checking plays a very important part in this process.
Charity Shop Volunteer
The RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Branch has a charity shop in the Chesterfield Market Hall situated in the town centre. There is always plenty to do in an RSPCA charity shop with roles to suit everybody, such as steaming clothes, helping customers, operating the till or for those with an eye for design, arranging the shop window display. Volunteering in our charity shop will enable you to meet lots of different people, be a valued member of a team and learn new skills. For further information about our charity shop please call 01246 270293.
Driving, gardening & maintenance volunteer
At the RSPCA Chesterfield & North Derbyshire branch we need volunteers to carry out driving duties which can involve taking our animals to local veterinary surgeries or emptying our food bins at supermarkets. We also need help with gardening and general maintenance tasks. Weekly, monthly or periodically, as much time as you can spare is always appreciated and can make a big difference to the running of our busy animal centre. If you feel that this kind of volunteering is for you please contact the animal centre today.