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Helping us


Volunteers are the backbone of this charity.

RSPCA York, Harrogate and District Branch cannot function without the dedicated help of our volunteers who support our branch in a variety of ways and we are eternally grateful for all the support we are given.

If you are interested in volunteering, you’ll find our current volunteer vacancies below, along with details of how to join our prospective volunteer register.

Events Assistants

Events Assistants

As a locally based individually registered charity we have to raise all our own funds to run the Branch. Throughout the year we run a variety of events which help raise funds for the Animal Home, some examples are as follows: Bike Ride, Running events, Supermarket bag packs, Easter, Summer and Christmas Fairs, Race events, Coffee mornings, Galas, Stalls, Street Collections, Road shows. These events are run in a variety of areas in our District such as York, Harrogate, Selby, Ripon and Wetherby. We are looking for volunteers to help with planning, organising and helping at these events. If you can spare an hour, half or full day please contact for further information.

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Volunteer Retail Assistants

Volunteer Retail Assistants

We have 3 Charity shops serving our District (Goodramgate York, Acomb, Selby) we are looking for volunteers to help in each of our shops to expand our existing teams. Retail experience, Customer Service Skills and ability to work within a team are ideal skills. If you are interested either call into one of our shops and meet our team

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Education Officer

Education Officer

Do you have a passion to educate the next generation? We are looking for confident speakers to visit schools in and around the Selby area to deliver our education programme to children aged 7-11. Our interactive workshop takes just over an hour to deliver. Experience with Powerpoint and own transport is essential

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All Volunteers will be required to complete an application pack, a core Induction and online health and safety training modules.

Volunteer Application Form


Adopt an animal from us

Can you give one of our animals their forever home? Dogs, cats and small animals - take a look at who's waiting to meet you.

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Can you help us?

From donations to volunteering, we need help to care for the animals that are brought to us, for so many different reasons.

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About Us

We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in Goodramgate, York, Acomb and Selby.

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RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.


Opening times:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed all day Thursday. The York Animal Home is also closed on the first Thursday of every month for staff training.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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