Shop Assistant

Our charity shops are always looking for volunteers to join small teams working with the shop manager to help make it a success, raising vital funds to enable us to provide animal welfare services.

Our charity shops are busy and you will be mainly dealing with customers, taking money and sorting through donated goods.

This is a great way of meeting people whilst knowing that you are supporting animal welfare locally.

We have opportunities available at each of our four shops. For further information and application details, please see the information below.

Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

High Street, Maldon

Connaught Avenue, Frinton

Prettygate, Colchester

Clinic Administration Assistant

We have two busy welfare clinics, one in Chelmsford and one in Colchester. We are sometimes looking for volunteers to help on Reception.

Our receptionists are often the first point of contact that members of the public have with the branch, so creating a great first impression is essential. You will need to be friendly and helpful, whilst remaining calm under pressure and developing the knowledge to help with a diverse range of questions.

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact us using the form below.

Fundraising Volunteer

As a fundraising volunteer, you will play a vital role assisting in fundraising activities, which will help the branch to provide it vital animal welfare work locally.

There are many and varied opportunities to participate, including to

  • Organise, advertise, and promote fundraising activities to raise vital funds to improve animal welfare.
  • Plan and participate in organised events for fundraising over an agreed period.
  • Communicate all planned activities with staff and other volunteers.
  • Work alongside other volunteers, staff, and members of the public, ensuring excellent customer service at all times.
  • Ensure best practice in fundraising and that it is legally compliant.

If you are interested in applying for this role, further information is available here.

Cat Fosterer

As a cat fosterer you will be providing a calm and loving home for cats that come into our care, whilst they wait for their purr-fect forever home.

We are looking for experienced cat owners who can provide a temporary loving environment, whilst tending to their welfare needs such as feeding and grooming.

Once everything is in place we will guide you through the fostering process and ensure that you have all the necessary equipment, food and veterinary care for your foster.

Further information and application details are available here.

Become a Trustee

Our Branch is run by a committee of volunteer trustees, who are responsible for managing the affairs of the branch.

We are looking for committed, hands-on volunteers who share our passion for animal welfare.

You will have a direct influence on how we care for animals locally and will be able to use your expertise to support and develop the services we offer.

Although we are an animal welfare charity, the majority of the committee’s work is business focused, covering areas such as Health & Safety, Human Resources and Fundraising. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in these areas.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee of our branch, please do contact us.

Social Media Coordinator

This is an excellent volunteering opportunity for somebody who wants to enhance and develop their digital and social media skills whilst helping animals in need.

As a volunteer Social Media Coordinator, you would play a massive part in ensuring that our branches activities are promoted online whilst creating a positive public profile on social media. You would play a significant role in gaining more awareness and support for animal welfare and helping us come to the aid of more animals in need.

Further information and application details are available here.