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Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer at RSPCA Bristol and Bristol Dogs and Cats Home.

We are not currently accepting applications for the following volunteer roles:

- Volunteer dog walker

- Volunteer animal care assistant

Please note, we do not have a reserve list for either of the above roles. We will update this page when they re-open for applications. 

Volunteer roles available 


We are looking for a volunteer gardener to help us to ensure all planted areas look presentable and are maintained to make the site look welcoming and cared for. Our planted areas are very important to us to ensure that the public perception of our site is shown in the best possible way and that the animals have a tidy and cared for site in which to live. 

If you think you could suit this role, please download the following documents:

- Gardener volunteer application form (.pdf)

Gardener volunteer role description (.pdf)


Would you like to volunteer with our fabulous Charity Shop team? Our charity shop located at 86 East Street in Bedminster, plays a vital part in bringing in that all important income, to help us meet our running costs. We are in need of some lovely volunteers, to help us make the most of this great opportunity to raise vital funds for local animals in need. Our charity shop volunteers help us with many aspects of running the shop including: serving customers at the till, taking receipt of stock donations from the public, replenishing stock on the shop floor, merchandising throughout the store, stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing, possible administrative tasks such as stocktaking. If you enjoy being around people and doing a wide and varying range of tasks, then this could be the place for you. You could improve your CV, meet new friends, and have fun whilst supporting the work of Bristol Dogs and Cats Home. If you would like to put your name forward, or just want to find out more please email: or call the shop directly on: 0117 239 1304.

- Download the profile here


Can anyone spare an hour (or more!) of their time to help us with the laundry? Over 150 blankets are washed and dried here at the Home every single day of the year! We are looking for some dedicated people, that don't mind handling mucky blankets (we do provide gloves!), working as part of a fabulous team, the job involves; loading, folding and organising. It could be for just an hour, half a day or whatever suits! Please contact our reception team if you can help, or to find out more, on: 0117 9776043.

For details about these opportunities and a whole host of other ways in which you can volunteer, please download the Volunteering Information Pack to the left of the screen. 

If you have any questions about Shop, Laundry, Home-visiting or Animal Care volunteering roles, please call us on 0117 9776043 or send us an email.

For other volunteering enquires please contact us on 0117 9714 197 or via email.

PLEASE NOTE: For insurance reasons we are unable to offer any work experience placements or voluntary placements for anyone under 18 years of age, without exception.

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