How to become involved as a volunteer
Would you like to get involved as a volunteer but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place.
- The first thing you need to think about is how much time realistically you can spare?
- You then need to think about what it is you would like to do.
- You & the branch can then together work out how the time you can spare matches up with what you would like to do.
We can cater for most skills / talents that you can bring to the branch - we can help you come up with ways to raise money from most things you can do. Please get in touch if you have an idea, or you want a no-obligation chat about how you can help local animals in need.
Do you have a couple of hours to spare each month in the evening or during the day? If so why not consider becoming a home visitor.
The Role of a Home Visitor is to ensure that before an animal is re-homed that it is going to a loving and suitable new home, and then to return to check the animal is settling into its new environment.
In order to become a Home Visitor:
- You need to apply to the office and provide two references and a photo
- Download and complete our Home Visitor Application form
- You will need to undertake a half day training session (in Lincoln)
- Possibly have for a short time a buddy Home Visitor
Please contact Charlotte, our Branch Animal Welfare Manager on email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a home visitor.
If you have flexible time available and really want to get stuck in? Then why not become a fundraiser.
You need nothing other than honesty for this role!
The role not only provides a perfect opportunity to raise funds and help more animals, but it raises the publics’ awareness of the local Branch. You can hand out leaflets, man stalls or you could even hold an event of your own. Fundraising does not have to be 'hard selling' - much of it is about helping the branch to take advantage of sources of support/donatons already on offer. Take a look at our events page to see what you could get involved with.
We are always looking for volunteers willing to spend a few hours on a weekend at events! If you are interested, please contact Amy our volunteer fundraising coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Dog Walker
We are looking for volunteers who would be able to help our branch in one of the most important tasks we face - dog walking!
Our lovely dogs who are waiting for forever homes are boarded at Ruskington Kennels, Ruskington, and we are looking for volunteers who would be able to make the journey there to walk them on a regular basis where they can be socialised and exercised.
If you are interested, please contact Amy on email@example.com - thank you so much in advance!
Do you want to be more active and have a say on how the Branch is run? If so why not consider becoming a Trustee.
The Trustees meet every six weeks for around 2 hours to discuss issues and make decisions for the branch, for example deciding on potential new foster carers.
In order to become a Trustee:
- You will need to become a member of the RSPCA for 3 months (Annual Membership £24.00).
- Then be voted as a Trustee at the AGM or be co-opted by the 7 Trustees already in place.
Do you want to be out and about during the day to meet new people? If so why not consider volunteering in our charity shop based at St Marks Street, Lincoln.
In order to work in the Shop:
- You will need to be reasonably good with maths and be able to provide two references. Hours can be negotiated to suit you.
- Read about the volunteer role within our shop
If you are interested in becoming a shop volunteer, please contact Kim our shop manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you able to foster dogs, rabbits or other small furries (hamsters etc)? If so we would like to hear from you.
If you are interested in becoming an animal fosterer please contact Charlotte our Branch Animal Welfare Manager on 01522 544862 or e-mail email@example.com