Volunteer with RSPCA Canterbury & District

Give Back To Animals In Need

Enjoy A Sense Of Achievement

Make A Real Difference

Have time to spare and want to make a difference?


Do you have time to spare that you wish could be used to help animals in your local community? Want to volunteer for an organisation where you’ll feel valued and can make a real difference? At the RSPCA Canterbury & District branch, there are multiple ways you could get involved. Volunteer with RSPCA Canterbury today so you can be part of an extraordinary team.

We couldn’t do it without you

Our volunteer community is hugely important and helps us to support even more animals in need. Whether you choose to give up your time volunteering in our charity shops, our rehoming centre, or even helping with ground maintenance of our site, there is always something for everyone to get involved in so you can help animals in need in a way that works for you.

Why volunteer for the RSPCA?

Volunteering with RSPCA Canterbury & District is an incredibly rewarding experience and a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people who share your love for animals and their welfare. When you volunteer with us you’ll get the chance to:

  • Give something back to animals in your local community
  • Try something new and foster a sense of achievement
  • Gain important transferable skills you can use elsewhere
  • Smile knowing you’re making a difference and to lives of vulnerable animals
  • Know you’re doing something worthwhile
  • Build and develop your confidence

No matter who you are, your skillset, or your background, we’d love to hear from you.

Current volunteering vacancies

If you are interested in any of the below vacancies or have any queries please complete the form 


Garden/Grounds Maintenance/ Handy Person (s)

Are you handy around the home or green-fingered in the garden? We are looking for volunteers to support the upkeep of the animal rehoming centre and grounds on a flexible basis. Duties may include repainting, mowing, small carpentry work, cleaning, and basic repairs to the animal accommodation and equipment. Equipment is provided – all we need is willing hands. Hours to suit.

Charity shop volunteer: Herne Bay, Whitstable, Tankerton and Sheerness locations

Are you great at providing excellent customer service? We are looking for volunteers to join our retail teams in our high street charity shops.

Key Activities

  • Sorting through and displaying donated goods
  • Keeping the store clean, tidy, and well merchandised
  • Meet and greet customers
  • Taking payments on the till
  • Generally assisting the shop manager with the day-to-day running

I get to meet interesting people in their homes and to offer them advice about how to settle in their new pet.  It is particularly rewarding to go back for the post-adoption visit  and see a happy cat now living the good life with its doting owners.


Home Visitor


Being a volunteer at the animal centre is such a rewarding experience, as in helping out in the gardens. It means I get to be in the outdoors a lot and its in a beautiful location. 

You can feel how the staff at the animal centre care so much for the animals, and there is no time you can't reach them if you need to. It shows true commitment. 


Grounds and Animal Care Volunteer and Fosterer

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Make A Difference Today. How You Can Support Animals At Risk In Your Community:

  • 1 Get in touch
    Email us at volunteering@rspca-canterbury.org.uk to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities
  • 2 We’ll find what works for you
    We’ll take a look at what we have available and come back to you with the next steps and upcoming training sessions
  • 3 Make a real difference
    Know you’re spending your time doing something worthwhile - helping animals in desperate need

Don’t waste time wondering how to make a difference. Get in touch with our team and we’ll help you find a role that’s ideal for your skills and interests, during hours that work for you.