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12 New Volunteers join the GSPCA at last nights Volunteer Induction in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

12 New Volunteers join the GSPCA at last nights Volunteer Induction in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Friday 16 February 2024

12 New Volunteers join the GSPCA at last nights Volunteer Induction in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

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At the GSPCA we have been helping animals around the clock for over 150 years.

We have incredible support thanks to our amazing team of volunteers and so many groups and companies that volunteer to help the GSPCA and the vast range of work we carry out 24/7.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This week we celebrate GSPCA Purple Week and moving from 150 into 151 years and as part of the celebrations last night we had a Volunteer Induction Evening.”

“We welcomed 12 new volunteers who are starting over the coming weeks and we were delighted to meet them all.”

“We are so luck to have over 800 volunteers help us every year from individuals to groups and businesses and we couldn’t do so much without all that help and are part of our fabulous team.”

Did you know the GSPCA are looking for a Volunteer Warden?

For the last 50 years we have had an incredible team of volunteers that help ensure our Animal Ambulance is manned between 6pm and 8am 7 days a week.

We are currently recruiting for an Animal Ambulance Wardens and if you are interested please call 25721, pop in or email .

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “The GSPCA really could not do so much without its amazing team of volunteers and supporters which have helped today for 151 years.”

“From the Committee to those that walk dogs, fund raisers to those that help with admin, gardeners to those helping with IT, the companies who send their staff to help to so many others the list goes on and on.”

“With the GSPCA providing 24/7 we couldn’t do so much without our amazing team.”

“In recent years with all the challenges our volunteers have really been on the frontline and especially our GSPCA Animal Ambulance Wardens and we cannot thank them enough.”

“The Wardens are volunteers that go out all hours to help sick, injured and stray animals and are part of a team that has spanned nearly 50 years in providing and filling this volunteer role.”

“From rescuing animals stuck up chimneys to rounding up stray farm animals the Wardens are truly incredible and even get calls for snakes that turn out to be a geocache.”

“We are currently looking for a volunteer to help cover our Animal Ambulance as a Warden.”

“There is training and support involved and you do need to be able to drive.”

“If interested do please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.”

“There are many ways you can help volunteer and the next Volunteer Induction Evening is Tuesday 16th April and is open to all, but volunteers do need to be 16 or over to help at the Animal Shelter, but as mentioned please get in touch if you can help sooner.”

“From storm damage to rescuing seal pups we have been so busy at the GSPCA and there are many other ways to support our work.”

“To make a donation to help the animals in our care please go to  .”

“You can also donate by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or popping up to the Shelter in St Andrews.”

“To make a donation or support our BIGGEST BUILD Appeal please check out .”

"For lots of ways to support our work in our 150th year please visit ."

To see more on our Ambulance Wardens please visit

Next Induction dates set is –

Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas –

  • Pop Up Charity Shop Organisor/Co-ordinator
  • Ambulance Warden Volunteer
  • Animal Care Volunteers
  • Dog Walkers
  • Cat Socialisers
  • Reception and Administration Volunteers
  • Shop Volunteers
  • Gardening Volunteers
  • Ambulance Volunteer Drivers
  • If you have specific skills you think could help with training please do get in touch
  • Fundraising Volunteers
  • Maintenance Volunteers
  • Education Volunteers
  • Cleaning Volunteers
  • Laundry Volunteers
  • Open to new ideas for volunteers to help

Steve continued “We have many roles available for volunteers and always open to new ideas.”

“As mentioned we are specifically looking for a new Volunteers Animal Ambulance Driver to help which involves covering emergency calls from 6pm until 8am the following morning each week or on the weekends in the day.”

“If you can’t make the next induction fear not as you can download and return the following application form to and we can arrange a remote induction  

For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html? .”

“We are hoping to open a Pop Up Charity Shop if anyone is interested in helping.”

“As well as volunteers we are looking to recruit those keen to help animals, make a difference and support our community and start a career in animal care at the GSPCA.”

“Every day we help save lives and support our community in a vast array of ways as we have done for 151 years.”

“With the winter here many animals are struggling and we value any help anyone can give.”

“We also have paid positions at the GSPCA.”

“To apply for a paid position please download the application pack below, call 257261 and we can post one out, email or pop in to collect a pack.”

"All this year we are celebrating 150 years and there are many ways to get involved - ."

“We are also always looking for volunteers that would like to help at our events and with fund raising like the Seafront Sundays and Sumer Shows and you can see many of the events we are doing on the base of our blog pages.”

“To find out more you can email us via or call 257261 .”

“To find out about our events and news subscribe to our supporters newsletter by going to .”

We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following:

  • Full Time Animal Care Assistant Post with Night Duties
  • Weekend Hedgehog & Wildlife Assistant
  • Weekend Receptionist (various hours available)
  • Weekend Maintenance and Animal Ambulance
  • Casual Animal Care Assistant and Receptionists

We have some departments that require specific help on weekends especially the hedgehog and wildlife areas, the cattery, reception on Saturdays and help with maintenance and the animal ambulance.

If you would like to apply for a vacancy to download a pack please click here  

You can also get a pack sent out by popping in, calling 01481 257261 or email

All applicants are required to complete an application form which is included in the pack and return it to the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD or email

To find out about corporate volunteer days please visit


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