Today marks the start of our 30 Days of Doing Good campaign, in which we’re featuring the good work of a different local cause and showing you how you can get involved. It’s important to note that the focus is on your time, skill, and passion, rather than your money (read the full blog post here). If any of these volunteering opportunities take your fancy, you can contact the charity directly and quickly via the shiny new ‘pledge button’ at the right of this article.
First up on 30 Days of Doing Good is York’s branch of the RSPCA…
As the oldest and largest animal welfare organisation in the world, the RSPCA almost needs no introduction but it’s important to remind ourselves of the good work they do and how their York branch operates.
There has been a branch of the RSPCA in York since 1864 caring for lost and abandoned animals. Funded entirely by donations within the city, the 20 staff at York’s RSPCA Animal Home investigate, rescue and care for animals in need, whilst providing a subsidised veterinary clinic for the pets of disadvantaged people, and raising additional funds via their charity shop on Gillygate.
To continue providing this wonderful service, York’s RSPCA are currently in need of the following volunteers:
Ideal if you want to help out as a one-off or as and when you’re free to help. So if you’ve got a spare hour or two, between 11:00-15:30, any day of the week except Monday, and love dogs then this is perfect for you!
Socialisation is essential for kittens and cats to become confident around other animals and humans. It’s for this reason that these volunteers can commit to a regular day and time either on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday.
The animal home doesn’t look after itself and carers are asked to donate the same day each week. A full day at a time, you’ll work alongside a member of staff on either a dog block, in the cattery or in the small animal unit.
If you would like to volunteer your time or alternatively find out more about adopting one of their pets, all of which are in need of homes of their own, you can do so via the ‘pledge button’ on the right hand side of this article.
Let us know how you get on!