Become a Volunteer

Volunteers provide a vitally important role at Southridge and we could not care for or rehome nearly so many animals without their help and support. Volunteering is hard work but it’s hugely rewarding too. We always need more volunteers to assist all aspects of running the centre and ensure the animals here receive the best possible care.

Some ways you could help
If your lifestyle means that you can't have a dog of your own, dog walking is a great way to get out in the fresh air and blow away the cobwebs.

Many of the cats here can be quite nervous because of their past experiences. You can help by working in the cattery, grooming and playing with the cats and kittens.

Home visits are a vital step in the adoption process and are necessary to ensure that all animals are placed in a safe and compatible environment.
Follow up visits ensure that animals are settling into their new homes after rehoming.

The Ridge Cafe is run by volunteers to provide a range of hot and cold refreshments.  The cafe is always in need of weekend staff.

The Meet and Greet desk is the first point of contact with the general public and is aimed at welcoming them into Southridge and answering any questions they may have. This takes pressure from RSPCA staff and allows them to rehome pets more quickly.

General gardening.

Ad Hoc Duties: As you can imagine there is a vast array of duties that need constant attention from the laundry to office admin, so whatever your skill base Southridge and the animals in their care will benefit from any time you can give and be very grateful for it.