Coronavirus update:

Due to the impact of the coronavirus, volunteering in our Pet Hospitals, offices and events remains closed at this time. We do have volunteering opportunities in our shops that have re-opened and we are planning to open more shops over the coming weeks. Please keep checking our volunteer vacancy finder for the latest updates.

Volunteering at events

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at events. This ranges from national pet shows to community events in your local area.

If you're passionate about the work we do and want to help spread the word about PDSA, volunteering at an events with us could be an ideal opportunity. We attend some of the largest animal and pet related events in the UK, including the National Pet Show and Countryfile Live and need volunteers to help us run our stand or PetWise van at these events.

We are looking for volunteers who can help us spread the word about the work we do to Prevent, Educate and Treat. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters so these events are always a fantastic opportunity to talk to people and gain new supporters. It also gives us chance to talk to pet owners and point them in the right direction for help and advice on taking care of their pet.


What event volunteering opportunities are there?

We recruit for two different roles at our events. You will work alongside our in-house team who will provide support if and when you need it. We need volunteers who are enthusiastic about PDSA and confident when talking to new people. We also have members of staff who help at our events, so if there's something you're not sure on you can direct members of the public to them.

Volunteer PDSA Ambassador

We need passionate and enthusiastic people to volunteer to be ambassadors. In this role, you'll engage with visitors and encourage them to support our work. Activities include:

  • Speaking to people about PDSA
  • Encouraging people to engage with the activities at our PetWise vehicle or stand
  • Promote our Pet Protectors club.

You can search and apply for roles on our events pages.

Volunteer Event Crew

We need volunteers to be part of our event crew! Like our ambassadors, you'll need to be passionate and enthusiastic about the work we do at PDSA. Activities include:

  • Meeting and greeting visitors to our stands and the Petwise vehicle
  • Speak to visitors about PDSA
  • Supporting our pet operation activities including the messy 'jelly belly slime game' and pet operation
  • Dress up as or support our PDSA mascot (outdoor events only)
  • Help with retail activities.

You can search and apply for roles on our events pages.


Find out what it's like to be an events volunteer at PDSA


How can I apply to volunteer at events?

If you're interested in volunteering with us at an event, that's great! You'll get to meet some of our fantastic staff with the added benefit of attending some high profile events (which you will be welcome to look around). We have lots of time slots available for each date so you're likely to find a time that suits you.

Applying to volunteer at an event is quick and easy online. You can see all the events we will be attending on our event pages and apply on the page you are interested in. Once you've applied for your preferred event, date and time slot, our team will be in touch to confirm your place and take your size for your very own PDSA event t-shirt.

If you'd like to volunteer at an events, search and apply online now.