The local branch of the RSPCA is seeking to recruit volunteer trustees to help set the strategic direction of the branch, monitor its progress, ensure appropriate policies are in place and support the management team, staff and volunteers.
Doncaster, Rotherham and District branch supports the work of colleagues from the national RSPCA. The branch receives no government funding and, as a result, relies heavily on the generous donations of the public and local income generation such as fundraising events and charity shops.
The trustee role offers significant influence over the future of local animal welfare. Many people find the trustee role enhances their skill set, advances their professional development or provides a meaningful outlet in retirement.
The minimum commitment is approximately four hours per month. Some experience of managing people and / or a budget is essential, as is a passion for animal welfare, an ability to work within a team and reasonable IT literacy. Trustees must be 18 years or over. Please contact the branch for more information.
COVID-19 has meant a 95% drop in income during lockdown. It is vital the branch survives to help animals like Adam. The cat was in a bad state with severe injuries to his tail which required amputation. He is coping well and has definitely earned a few treats for being such a good patient. He has a little way to go in his recovery and is still receiving treatment but will hopefully be looking for his forever home in no time.
There are many ways to help the branch with its mission to re-home and rehabilitate animals including volunteering, leaving a legacy, donating cash or goods, sponsorship through the Safe Haven programme and attending events. There are RSPCA charity shops at Bawtry, Maltby, Rossington and Thorne as well as an eBay shop. The Animal Centre re-homes animals in its care and has a pet supplies store on site for all your requirements. The branch also provides a pet cremation service and a memorial garden for your beloved pets. To donate £5.00, text ‘RSPCADRB’ to 70085.