Volunteers

The KWWSPCA is a Volunteer Organisation, it has no paid employees.  All the work done in the Society, the running of its Animal Shelter, its TNR (trap, neuter and return) work with feral cats, the management and staffing of its Charity Shop, Noah’s Ark, its fund raising and all the other activities involved in the work of an Animal Rescue Charity is done on a volunteer basis.  The Society is so very grateful to all the wonderful volunteers that keeps it going.

VOLUNTEER AT THE KWWSPCA ANIMAL SHELTER – DOGS

We are looking for volunteers to work with our rescue dogs at the KWWSPCA Animal Shelter near Athgarvan in Co. Kildare. We prefer volunteers to be over 21 years old and due to insurance reasons, all volunteers have to be over 18 years old. The work is entirely voluntary, nobody in the KWWSPCA is paid for what they do; the reward comes through the work and the dogs. We require hard working, dependable volunteers who will not let us down, regardless of weather, because our dogs need care every day whether it’s raining, snowing, cold or hot. The work is primarily outdoor work and it involves being cold and wet a lot of the time. It is not just walking and cuddling cute dogs. We have dogs of every size and breed. There’s also poop scooping, feeding, cleaning and this work is not for the faint hearted. You need to be fit and strong, have no physical impairments such as back or shoulder issues, you need to be well used to dogs and have no fear or nervousness around any dogs whether they are big (such a Ralph, pictured below), small (such as Hank, pictured below), or restricted breed (such as Carson).

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You must be able to attend on your own, and you should have your own transport as our shelter is not serviced by public transport. We are mainly looking for people who are available to work on a regular day from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm or from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm (earlier in the winter). You will need to work as part of a team, be prepared to work by the rules, and be happy to work under the supervision of the core volunteer on duty. You must be dependable, we need people who will commit to certain days and times, otherwise we cannot properly function and it is the dogs who end up suffering by being deprived of their walks and basic care. The rewards come in the shape of seeing a dog improving dramatically from the time they come to us, to the time they leave our shelter with their new family. You will feel rewarded in the knowledge that you are part of the team that can make this happen, and that your contribution matters. Do you think you can make this commitment? If so, please complete the volunteer application form that you will find in this link and return it to kwwspca@gmail.com.

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VOLUNTEER AT THE KWWSPCA ANIMAL SHELTER – CATS

The KWWSPCA is looking for volunteers who can give 2 – 3 hours in the morning or in the evening, on a regular basis, to help with the cats and kittens that it has in its care at its Animal Shelter near Athgarvan.  The work involves feeding the cats, the cleaning of cages, administering medication and socialisation. Training will be given on site.  Volunteers must be over 21 and have their own transport.  We try to have at least two volunteers on duty at any one time, but there might be times when you would have to work on your own.   If you would like to join the Cat Volunteer Team, or would like some more information, please text Elaine on 089 4588162 or Clare on 087 7045913 or email kwwspcacatrehoming@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER WITH THE TNR TEAM – TRAP, NEUTER AND RETURN

The KWWSPCA’S TNR Unit aims to reduce the number of kittens being born to the many feral cats in Kildare and West Wicklow, as well as giving adult cats healthier and safer lives.  If you would like to help with the KWWSPCA TNR Service in your area, call/text 089 4588162 or 087 7045913 or email kwwspcacatrehoming@gmail.com.  Full training will be given and equipment will be provided.                                

VOLUNTEER AT THE KWWSPCA’S CHARITY SHOP, NOAH’S ARK, IN NEWBRIDGE

The KWWSPCA’s Charity Shop in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Noah’s Ark, is sometimes looking for volunteers to work in its shop.  At the moment it needs some ‘floating’ volunteers – to fill in a morning (10.00 – 1.30) or afternoon (1.30 – 5.00) shift when one of the regular volunteers is not available. If you would be interested in joining the team as a floater, please contact Ann on 086 3413017 or email kwwspca@gmail.com. No previous experience is needed, just a friendly disposition and an interest in the work of the KWWSPCA.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR THE KWWSPCA

Fundraising is critical to supporting the work of the KWWSPCA rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly rehoming animals that have been abused and neglected. A few hours of your time can make a real difference from organising community events, helping at our events, flag days and bucket collections – we need your help!

Many people find volunteering extremely rewarding, and a great way to support a cause they care about. If you can help us, please get in touch by calling the Helpline 087 6803295 or emailing kwwspca@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!