Volunteers: Coronavirus and volunteering for PDSA

We're committed to keeping our volunteers as safe as we possibly can. So we're taking all necessary precautions including closing all our PDSA shops.

Keep in touch with us by clicking the button below to join our Volunteer Facebook group.

In the meantime, you can still keep in touch with us! Find out what we’re up to elsewhere on our main Facebook page, or read some of the heart-warming stories that you make possible by donating your time to us. If you're unsure what's happening where you volunteer, you can find out by reading the information below.

 

What's happening where you volunteer?

Hospitals

Our Pet Hospitals are currently operating at emergency services only, and some have had to close temporarily. To find out more and get regular updates, join the PDSA volunteers Facebook group.

Your hospital's status

Shops

After much deliberation, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily shut our nationwide network of charity shops. To find out more and get regular updates, join the PDSA volunteers Facebook group.

Your shop's status

Offices

For the safety of all of our amazing volunteers and staff members, our offices are encouraging those who can work from home to do so.To find out more and get regular updates, join the PDSA volunteers Facebook group.

Join the Facebook group

General advice

Obviously we want to help stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe. You can help to stop the spread by following the NHS’s advice, including making sure you wash your hands regularly. We’ll also have government advice posters up around all of our sites.

As an animal lover, you might be interested in reading our advice for pet owners covering some of the most frequently asked questions on the Coronavirus and pets. Read our vets’ advice on our blog.

Volunteering at an event?

If you’re volunteering at an event with us, check out our information page to see if Coronavirus will affect your event.