Volunteering with CAPS is a great way to support our work and also gain experience if you are hoping to pursue a career.
Whatever your interest, from Campaigns to Fundraising, we try our best to ensure that our volunteers get as much out of working with us as possible. Those that join us can expect to work on both priority issues in current campaigns and day-to-day tasks which keep the charity running.
For those that live further afield, why not try volunteering with us from home? CAPS works together with individuals all over the country on research projects to aid our charitable work.
If you would like to volunteer for CAPS, please send your CV and a Volunteer Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you would prefer to volunteer from home or our office (in Manchester) and what area of our work you would like to get involved with: fundraising, campaigns or research.
‘My time at the CAPS office is spent doing lots of little bits for them; a lot of stuffing envelopes and updating the database!
However, it’s great to just be there, surrounded by people who share the same convictions as yourself. Even being in an office with beautiful animal photographs on the walls and shelves crammed with books about animal rights makes me feel at home…
It’s also the best environment to learn about how a charity works. In the small office you’ll hear about all levels of the charity, from the Trustees involvement in CAPS, to the work the Director is doing, to the grassroots activism; it’s really beginning to click how important each kind of support is to a successful organisation. It’s equally inspiring to hear the CAPS Director, Liz, speaking live on national radio about the circus campaign, as it is to read a letter from a supporter who’s genuinely in love with the work we do.’
”I want to see a future where animals are treated with dignity and respect and not used as human entertainment and that’s why I got involved with CAPS – as they campaign, lobby and raise awareness to see an end to animals suffering in zoos, circuses and advertising.
I volunteer one or two days a week at their office in Manchester and help with tasks which have ranged from helping to contact the press about Zoo Awareness Week to mailing out CAPS’ latest investigative report. They are a really friendly team and your work always feels very welcome and appreciated, and we’ve been out socially too. It’s also great to see the contribution you make have a real impact. I think if you’re unable to be a donor then volunteering your time is a very useful way to help animals.
Whatever your skills and experience, then I’m certain CAPS would love to hear from you too and like me you could also feel you’re helping to end the suffering of animals in entertainment in a very real way.”