If you have the time, please consider joining our fantastic team of volunteers and help us make a difference for the animals of Canterbury! We have a variety of jobs that require volunteer assistance such as, Animal Centre support, Event and Administration support, Opshop Assistant and more. See below for details.
Do you have room in your home and heart to care for orphaned, sick or injured animals? We require foster parents to give varying levels of care including; helping to medicate sick animals, offering socialisation for shy/frightened animals etc.
All food, medicine, toys, bedding and other necessary equipment will be supplied by our Animal Centre. The majority of animals in need are cats and kittens and to become a foster parent you will need:
To apply, click here to download and application form. Please return your completed form by post to Rowena Hughey, Volunteer and Foster Coordinator, SPCA Canterbury, PO BOX 16880 Hornby, Christchurch 8441. If you have any queries please call Rowena on: (03) 344 4772 or email.
Please note that all successful applications will be subject to a property check.
Volunteering at our Animal Centre is a big commitment but one you will find extremely rewarding. We require assistance during weekdays and on weekends. You will help with a variety of tasks, including;
If you are keen to assist, there are some conditions you must consider before sending in your application form;
To apply, you must attend an induction evening held at our Animal Centre every month. You must register your attendance so please email our Volunteer Department for details and to confirm your participation.
Volunteering to assist with fundraising, events and administration, is the ideal way for ‘busy’ people to support our organisation, as there is no commitment expectation. If you are outgoing, friendly, well presented and prepared to give anything a go – this could be the role for you! Your assistance may be required for a variety of duties including;
You must be 16 years or older to join this programme, however children are welcome to participate as long as they are always accompanied by an adult.
Most activities are held on weekends but occasionally events are scheduled during weekdays and in the evening. For more information or to become an event volunteer, please email us or phone (03) 344 4773.
We have a successful OpShop in Christchurch located at 656 Ferry Road in Woolston. We need passionate and motivated volunteers who can commit to a regular roster and are happy to carry out a variety of tasks including; customer service, merchandising, cleaning and sorting.
If you would like to volunteer, please phone our OpShop Manager for details (03) 384 9476 or click here to download a copy of the application form and send it to us P.O Box 16880, Hornby or Fax: (03) 344 2074 or email.
If you would like to know more about our volunteering options please feel free to call us on (03) 349 7057 or come into our Animal Centre in Hornby and speak with our friendly staff directly.
Please click here if you would like to download a copy of our Volunteer brochure.