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Rehoming Week volunteersVolunteers play a key role with the Scottish SPCA, working with animals in our animal rescue and rehoming centres and fundraising in their local communities.


Our animal rescue and rehoming centre staff look after dogs, cats and small animals all over Scotland. Horses, farm animals and exotics are cared for at our Edinburgh and Lothians and Aberdeenshire centres.

The minium age to volunteer in our centres is 18. Please note that opportunities to volunteer to work with animals are limited due to long waiting lists.


As a charity, we rely on public donations. Volunteer fundraisers can help us raise the funds we need to continue to care for animals in need. You can help collect during Scottish Animal Week in September or on any of our collection days.

We are always looking for fundraising volunteers at our shows and events. We don't need a huge amount of commitment - just a couple of hours each year will do!

We also have an invaluable group of fundraising volunteers who make up our network of Supporter Groups throughout Scotland. These groups raise vital funds in their local communities. To see if there is a Supporter Group in your area please check the list below.

If you would like to become a fundraising volunteer or be part of a fundraising Support Group telephone 03000 999 999 or email for further information.

Supporter Groups

Angus, Arran, Clydesdale, Cowdenbeath, Deeside, Edinburgh, Elgin and Lossiemouth, Forres, Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Lanarkshire South, Lanarkshire North, Largs, Lewis, Milngavie and Bearsden, Nairn, Oban, Oldhamstocks and Cockburnspath, Paisley, Peterhead, South Ayrshire, Strathearn, Sutherland, Stewartry West, Thurso, Upper Banffshire.