Wherever you are in Scotland, we need you! Volunteering with us is fun, rewarding and critical to delivering our goal of protecting Scotland's animals.
*Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all face-to-face volunteering is temporarily suspended until further notice. You are still able to join a local group and register your interest for volunteering – all activities will now be remote/virtual and outdoor activities will be granted permission to occur on a case-by-case basis. Get in touch with our team for more info*
Our volunteers play a key role in the success of our campaigns, helping build public support and get our message out there. We literally couldn’t do what we do and have the successes we have without them! Check out our Volunteer Groups page to see if we have a group in your area!
Here’s some of the things our volunteers do for us:
- Attend and organise local events to collect petition signatures, talk to the public about our campaigns, distribute campaigns material and sell merchandise and sign up new members.
- Organise local fundraisers like a pub quiz night, a vegan feast or an animal-themed fancy dress party to raise funds for our campaigns.
- Represent OneKind at national events like music festivals.
- Help out at our big campaign events like protests by for example, preparing materials like placards and looking after the crowds on the day
How it works
Sign up as a volunteer here and we’ll get in touch to see what kind of things you want to do with us and to put you in touch with your local group if you have one. If you don’t have a local group, don’t worry! You can still volunteer with us by signing up to national events and helping out remotely. Or you can start a local group of your own.
How much time do you need?
Whether it’s a day a week or a few hours a month, don’t hesitate to sign up. We need all the help we can get and it’s up to you to decide whether to sign up for an event, for example, or to help organise something.
Local group coordinators needed!
Our local groups have trebled in size over the last year (2018-2019). We now have active groups in Edinburgh, Fife, Fort William, Dundee and Glasgow. As well as city groups, we also have some social media volunteers who help run our Instagram account.
Our aim is to have local groups in all the major towns across Scotland, but to do this we need local group coordinators. Coordinators manage their local group, organise meetings and, with their group, they agree a plan for local activities and events. We support coordinators by providing them with event advice, booking and paying for locations, looking into license requirements and sending, attending some of their meetings and sending out all the material they need.
If you’re interested in becoming a local group coordinator let us know!