Be a proud volunteer. The uMngeni SPCA must be one of the most fortunate SPCAs anywhere. We have an incredible pool of volunteers. If we had to pay people to do all the work done by our different volunteers we would have gone bust long ago. In fact it was the volunteers who rescued us from the brink of just such a fate in 1996.
The volunteers are the saviours of our Society and we love, honour and respect each one of you. Some just do a couple of hours every now and again others work a four-hour shift once a week in one of our shops. Some work at home, others at the kennels, yet others at functions and events. Put it all together and we make an amazing team.
There are many ways you can “do your bit” for animals. Some people love the hands-on approach, walking dogs or petting cats, others want to help but “can’t bear to see the animals in the shelter”, they prefer to put their talents to work, baking, sewing, selling, collecting, typing, even counting coins.
Then there are those who haven’t the time or are too frail to help so instead they donate whatever they can spare and those with a long term vision add the uMngeni SPCA as beneficiaries in their wills. The list is endless and every bit helps. Why not try one, or more (!), of the following fun ways to become involved in animal welfare.
Find something below that will appeal to you then click on the link at the end of the list:-
Getting Up Close and Personal with Animals:
- Walking dogs at the Animal Shelter
- Socialising with the cats at the Animal Shelter.
- Assisting with our Annual Township Dog Show and Clinic.
- Assisting with outreach clinics – mostly scribing – Zulu speakers are especially valuable.
Can’t bear to see the animals but want to help them:-
- Assisting at any one of our four charity shops.
- Making and/or repairing clothes, toys, goods for sale.
- Framing pictures.
- Knitting or sewing.
- Reconditioning greeting cards.
- Making or serving eats for functions.
- Help generally at functions and events.
- Hold a tin and meet your friends on the street corner at our Annual street collection.
- Assist in our book shop.
- Help in our Gardeners’ Corner.
- Arrange flowers.
- Odd jobs for handymen.
- Putting up and taking down posters and banners.
- Assisting with raffles.
- Computer or secretarial assistance.
- Click here to email your name and phone number and what you think would suit you and we will be in touch with you. There can’t be many skills that we can’t utilise so join us and make some wonderful new friends who share your interest in the welfare of animals.