Volunteering

Volunteering

 Volunteering

As a charity, the DSPCA is supported and enhanced by the efforts of our dedicated volunteer base. From animal care roles to dog walkers, education talks and tours, administrative duties and events, we ensure that our volunteers are involved in all aspects of our work and are valued in everything they do. Our volunteers are a critical part of the day to day operations of the DSPCA. We are incredibly proud of our volunteer programme and the contributions made by our volunteers, and we greatly appreciate your willingness to join us and donate your time and expertise. Scroll down to find how to become a DSPCA volunteer.

 Becoming A DSPCA Volunteer

We are very excited to welcome back new and existing volunteers. Please read the following information required in becoming a DSPCA volunteer.

  • For insurance purposes, all volunteers must be 16 years old or older.
  • Garda Vetting is compulsory for anyone volunteering at the DSPCA.
  • Due to our location public transport is limited so you must have transport to and from the shelter. 
  • New Health & Safety regulations require anyone working in Animal Welfare must have a current Tetanus shot.
  • DSPCA Volunteer Registration/Garda Vetting - €30. This is a once off payment & includes Garda vetting fee, volunteer hi-vis vest, ID badge, and 10% discount at the DSPCA on-site shop.

If you are interested in volunteering with the DSPCA, the first step is to complete an application form where successful candidates will then be contacted to attend a trial shift in the shelter. This will be made by appointment only.

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 Corporate Volunteering

NOTE: CORPORATE DAYS NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR 2022.

The DSPCA works with many companies across different sectors who take part in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team building and volunteer days. They take place every week at our site, located in the Dublin mountains. The DSPCA is a popular choice for companies as it allows staff to give back to the community by doing something meaningful and what is personally of value to them. Staff get to work hands-on with the animals, be outdoors and be active in the fresh air. It is a hugely rewarding experience and increases staff morale and wellbeing.

For more information email corporate@dspca.ie