Volunteers are the backbone of our Branch
Working alongside our staff, our enthusiastic team of volunteers are a major support. Whatever your motivation for volunteering one thing is certain – it’s a truly rewarding experience!
We have the following volunteer opportunities available with full training provided:
Charity Shop Assistants
We have four Charity Shops located in Felixstowe, Tacket Street Ipswich, Reynolds Road Ipswich and Stowmarket. Our Charity Shops bring in the much needed income that we need to keep rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals that come into our care. We couldn’t carry out our vital work without our fantastic shop staff and volunteers and this is a great opportunity to join our friendly team, gain skills and to meet new people.
Reynolds Road, IP3 0JL – We currently need help with sorting and steaming our many donations on a Tuesday (am or pm), Wednesday (am) and a Thursday (am or pm). If you are able to help or would like to discuss further please contact Debbie, Shop Manager, on 01473 714482 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Stowmarket, IP14 1DE – We currently need help with sorting, steaming and helping around our shop in Stowmarket on a Monday (pm), Tuesday (am), Thursday (pm), Friday (am) and a Saturday (pm). If you are able to help or would like to discuss further please contact Julie, Shop Manager, on 01449 259036 or via email@example.com
Tacket Street, IP4 1AU – We currently need help with sorting, steaming and helping around our shop in Tacket Street, Ipswich on a Saturday (am or pm or both!). If you are able to help or would like to discuss further please contact Sue, Shop Manager, on 01473 253420 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sorry but we currently do not have any volunteering vacancies at this time.
Trustees play a pivotal role in ensuring the Branch is run efficiently and effectively. We are looking for professional people with a strategic background in governance and/or senior-level management that have the ability and experience to actively contribute to the leadership of our Branch.
Fundraising and Events
As a locally run independently registered charity we have to raise all out own funds to run the Branch. Throughout the year we run a variety of events which help raise funds for the Martlesham Animal Centre and Ipswich Welfare Clinic. Being a fundraising and events volunteer is a fantastic way to help support the work of the Branch. Whether you can help for a few hours at an event or would like to get involved more regularly, we’d love to hear from you. If your skills lie in event management and organisation, or you’re more creative and hands-on, you can play a vital role in helping us raise money to help animals in need.
If you can help or would like more info please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or via email@example.com
We hold a number of Supermarket Collections in our Branch area. We collect on pre-arranged dates throughout the year, usually in 2 hours slots although you can collect for longer if you are able to. No experience is necessary as training will be provided. Fundraising collections are a vital part of our income and help us continue our animal welfare work. Confirmed dates can be found here.
If you can help or would like to find out more please contact:
Ian on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org for all supermarket collections
If you would like to apply for one of the above volunteer vacancies, please Download an application form here.