We are constantly looking for volunteer helpers in or around the following communities:
ADLINGTON • ALDERLEY EDGE • ALLGREAVE • ALSAGER • ARCLID • ASTBURY •
BOLLINGTON • BOSLEY • BRERETON GREEN • BRERETON HEATH • HANBURY •
BROOKHOUSE GREEN • BROWNLOW • BUXTON • CHELFORD • CHURCH LAWTON •
CONGLETON • DANEBRIDGE • EATON • ELWORTH • GAWSWORTH • HARPUR HILL •
HASSELL GREEN • KETTLESHULME • KING STERNDALE • LANGLEY • MACCLESFIELD •
MARTON • MONKS HEATH • MORLEY GREEN • MOTTRAM ST ANDREW • POYNTON •
PRESTBURY • RAINOW • RODE HEATH •SANDBACH • SCHOLAR GREEN • SIDDINGTON •
STYAL • SWETTENHAM •TIMBERSBROOK • TYTHERINGTON • WHEELOCK • WINCLE •
WINTERLEY • WILMSLOW
Just how do you go about giving us a helping hand?
For a start, what about printing out a volunteers poster and displaying it where you work?
Anyway, here’s just a few areas in which you can help…
FUNDRAISING AND GENERAL HELPERS
Foremost amongst our needs is funds!
The structure and commitments of the branch call for regular fund raising events each year which, in turn calls for enthusiastic volunteer fundraisers with lots of ideas!
They will want the branch to be as effective as possible in looking after animals all over the branch area. If the organiser part puts you off, we still need helpers galore at most events.
An important part of our rehoming programme. If you are willing to foster an animal, pending it finding a new home and won’t have more than four animals (including your foster visitor) in the house, you can help us. This facility is especially needed where a foster pet has a special need for ‘home attention’ and kennels or a cattery are not the best boarding solution. Insurance cover is provided for fosterers and we will need to ‘approve you’.
Home Visitors are essential in the chain of events leading to an animal being successfully rehomed. Those wanting to adopt an RSPCA animal must be seen at home to ensure animal/adopter best match. Follow-up visits are made after the animal has settled in its new home. Home Visitors are all volunteers, reporting to the branch homing co-ordinator (another volunteer). If being a Branch Home Visitor interests you, the society will give you training and the branch will help you learn the ropes to be active in your area.
COMMITTEE MEMBER/BRANCH TRUSTEE
A committee of trustees, elected annually at the AGM is responsible for fundraising and welfare initiatives along with rehoming. If becoming a trustee and comittee member interests you and you are willing to devote some time to the running of the branch, please send us an email. Currently, committee meetings take place monthly either in Congleton or Macclesfield.
For further information on anything above, please email us.