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. Whatever your interest, from campaigns to fundraising, we make sure every volunteer gets as much out of working with us as possible.
CAPS Action volunteer – Set up or join a CAPS Action group! These groups hold regular campaign stalls and street collections to gain campaign support and funds. Organise and take part in local demonstrations outside venues or events involved in animal exploitation from circuses to zoos.
Fundraiser – Challenge yourself or a group of friends to get involved in fundraising events like a skydive, hike, swim, run or even Tough Mudder! Get sponsored by friends and family to raise money to create and fund anti-cruelty campaigns.
Stall volunteer – Help on our stalls at events all over the UK to help spread awareness and gain support for our campaigns. Stalls can be so inspiring as you meet people interested in helping to protect animals!
Office volunteer – Based at our offices in Manchester you will be involved in a range of activities to help our campaigns and fundraising teams. Here you can learn valuable skills in research, social media, fundraising, administration and campaign coordination.
Researcher – Carry out research for our campaigns at our office or from home. We work with people all over the country on dedicated projects to support existing campaigns or conduct ground-work research for new areas of animal protection.
(We can’t always guarantee availability of all volunteer activities but we will try our best!)
‘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.”