Retail Volunteering

Help provide much-needed income to ensure we are here for every animal who needs us.

Make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends!

At the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home we have been providing care and support to vulnerable animals in our community for over 80 years.

We work across Gloucestershire and support over 1,000 animals each year living in our community. 

We find wonderful families for pets who need a new home and provide access to veterinary treatment for pets living with financially vulnerable families through our subsidised veterinary clinics, ensuring no animal suffers because of cost.

Join us in creating a community where every animal is cared for

Charity Shops

Our seven charity shops provide much-needed income to ensure we are here for every animal who needs us. This would not be possible without the help of our shop volunteers. 

We rely on the support of our volunteers to continue to do what we do best –promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals. 

Volunteering at CDCH charity shops

Are you an animal lover with a few hours to spare? Join our dedicated team of volunteers at your nearest CDCH Charity Shop! Make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends!

What we offer

Meaningful impact: By volunteering at our charity shops, you’re directly contributing to the welfare and care of animals in need. Every sale supports the animal’s needs, such as veterinary care, a warm place to stay and nutritious food.

Retail experience: Gain valuable retail skills while helping us run our bustling charity shop. From organizing merchandise to assisting customers, you’ll develop transferable skills that look great on your CV.

Community: Be a part of our volunteer community, united by a shared love for animals. Build new friendships, connect with like-minded individuals, and create lasting memories.

Flexibility: Whether you can volunteer a few hours a week or a full day, we appreciate your time and dedication. We offer flexible shifts to accommodate your schedule.

Joining us couldn’t
be easier!

Ready to make a positive change while enjoying a fulfilling and fun experience?

Join us in creating a community where every animal is loved and cared for. 

To find out more about our current volunteer vacancies, email or call one of our charity shops. The Shop Managers would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Ready to join us? We are ready to meet you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

All help is appreciated, from an hour a week to a whole day. Any time you have available will help raise money for local animals in need. 

There is always plenty to do! From steaming clothes to working on the till and helping customers. 

If you have a specific interest, let us know. Some volunteers have a passion for vintage fashion, books, or furniture. Others, help us with photography for our eBay store. 

Experience is always a bonus, but our dedicated shop managers will give you all the training you need. 

All you need is to have a positive attitude and passion to raise funds for animals in need. 

We can arrange a trial shift, so you gain some insight before dedicating time.

Once you submit your application, a member of the team will be in touch with you to explain the next steps.

At this point, we may ask you to provide references. 

Our volunteers are a fundamental part of the team and key to the success of the shop. For anyone thinking of volunteering, I would say go for it. It’s interesting and fun.

Sharon, deputy shop manager – Nailsworth

I am passionate about animals and volunteering helps my mental health. It’s good to get out and about!

Helen, Volunteer Cirencester Clothes
Follow us

RSPCA Cotswolds, Gloucester & District Branch

Registered Charity number : 207006
Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home

Keep up to date with the residents, events and work of CDCH.


Join our Newsletter