Volunteering With Us

“Volunteering for the Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch taught me so many new skills.”

Animal Centre Volunteer Roles

Dog Walker
Cat Socialiser

Fundraising Volunteer Roles

Event volunteers
Supermarket & store collection volunteers
Event planning volunteers
Collection box Co-ordinators


Retail Volunteer Roles

Charity Shop Volunteers
Van Team Volunteers
Ebay team volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with us please download the application form and send it back to our volunteer co-ordinator, Elaine by emailing volunteer@rspcaleedsandwakefield.org.uk to get you started.


I’ve been the volunteer co-ordinator for some time now and really enjoy the role. I am lucky enough to meet lovely people who are enthusiastic and committed and willingly give up their time to spend it with the animals to give them all the attention they deserve.

I feel privileged that I can help the branch and support the animals in our care, by making sure that volunteers are given the opportunity to join the team, which in turn, means more of our animals are given much needed love and care.

Elaine Murthick

Volunteer Coordinator, RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch

I’ve been volunteering at the branch for nearly 7 years and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences. I’ve seen so many cats and dogs come into the centre and find their forever homes and it’s been a pleasure to get to know them and give them a little bit of the love and attention they deserve and I feel proud to have made even the smallest difference to their lives. I’ve learnt so much and had a million and one “favourites” and every time I see one of the animals leaving for their new life I feel glad to have contributed my time to something so worthwhile.

Vicky Wignal

Volunteer, RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch

I chose my local RSPCA re-homing centre as my charity to help raise funds for as I have been an animal lover all my life and wanted to help the unfortunate ones.  I have a dog of my own who is spoilt rotten and I wanted to share some of my love and affection for her to others.  I started out walking the dogs and then moved on to help fundraising.  I feel I am doing something useful and rewarding and it is a great way to meet like-minded people who share the same enthusiasm for the welfare of animals

Helen Quarmby

Fundraising Volunteer, RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch