Volunteering with PDSA

Volunteering is now open in our shops

Volunteering is a great way to help our charity and we currently have volunteering vacancies in our PDSA charity shops that have re-opened. Please keep checking for vacancies in your area on the link below

We have both long and short term volunteering opportunities available – so perhaps if you are on furlough and keen to make the most of your time off, or you are between roles or looking to build your skills and CV to help move into a career in retail then volunteering with PDSA could be a great opportunity for you

We’re hugely proud and appreciative of the incredible contribution of our volunteers – over 6,000 people volunteer their time to PDSA every year helping us to not only save pets but also to change people’s lives. Last year we treated over 470,000 pets bringing peace of mind to their owners – and we wouldn’t have been able to provide this fantastic service without the income raised by our incredible team of volunteers.

We provide full training, support you with ongoing coaching and help you thrive in a fun and challenging environment.  

Our people are our top priority and we have put in a number of additional safety measures to do everything we can to make our shops as safe as possible for our volunteers, employees and customers.

We welcome volunteers with a variety of skills and from a variety of backgrounds, who are aged 18 and above. If you’re interested, take a look at roles local to you.

Volunteering online hub coming soon

Our volunteers are really important to us, and we want to make sure that while you’re with us, we give you the opportunity to develop new skills and build your CV. We’re delighted to announce we’re developing a new online training hub for our volunteers. Once live, you’ll be able to set up your own account and access a range of free online training. This will include induction information to welcome new volunteers, as well as training on health & safety, topics specific to different volunteering roles and a range of materials to support your own wellbeing and development. We can’t wait to launch this fantastic new hub and will let all of our volunteers know once its live

Coronavirus: impact on volunteering with PDSA

Due to the impact of coronavirus, volunteering in our Pet Hospitals, offices and events remains closed at this time but please keep checking this page for latest updates.

Following recent government advice, we reopened our shops in England, Scotland and Wales. To see which shops are open and for more information about the safety measures in place, please visit our charity shops page.

Existing volunteers can find out what's happening where you volunteer on our dedicated page


Where you can help

Volunteer in our shops

Our shops have now reopened. We're excited to be able to offer volunteering opportunities at these locations.