Volunteering/Events

Pennine Pen Animal Rescue CIO is always looking for keen volunteers to help out. Volunteers can help at the Rescue Centre, the charity shops, or as part of the fundraising team, who attend many events throughout the year.

Volunteers make a significant contribution to the organisation and without them, the charity would not be able to operate. Volunteering is very rewarding and can also provide valuable experience for those seeking employment.

The following provides an overview of the volunteering opportunities that we have available. If you have an interest in volunteering at the Rescue centre, please visit the premises during our opening hours to discuss your options and complete a volunteering form.

If you are looking to volunteer at our Charity Shops, or as part of the fundraising team, please complete and email a volunteer form to penninepen@hotmail.co.uk

Rescue Centre

If you like spending time with animals and are able to commit time regularly, then the Rescue Centre might be the perfect place for you. The Rescue Centre is currently seeking volunteers any day Monday – Sunday in the following roles:

  • Cleaning: The Rescue Centre must be cleaned daily from 8.30am to 12.00pm. This includes cleaning dog kennels, cat isolation unit, cat rooms and rabbit cages. This provides an opportunity to also interact with animals in our care.
  • Experienced dog walkers: To support the staff with walking dogs in our care. Times and opportunities will be provided upon request.
  • Handyman: There are always small D.I.Y. jobs that need undertaking to help with the maintenance of the building e.g. plumbing, painting etc. This role would be on an adhoc basis, but having a committed person or persons, would be ideal to help us when necessary.
  • Administration: We are looking for someone with experience of administration who would be willing to provide a few hours per week to help with preparing letters and answering correspondence and the telephone etc.

For more information, please contact the Rescue Centre direct on 0161 621 0819.

Charity Shops

We are always seeking volunteers to work in our Charity Shops. The following opportunities are available:

  1. Volunteer shop assistant: This would include sorting donations, operating the tills and assisting members of the public.
  2. Window designer: If you have more of a creative flair, opportunities are available to provide support with arranging shop displays and windows.
  3. Collections Support: To assist with collecting donated items. This would include lifting some items of small furniture.

For more information, please contact our Brackley Square charity shop on 0161 633 0113.

Fundraising Team

Our fundraising team is only small at present and are we are keen to expand the number of volunteers who are able to help out with attending and/or arranging fundraising events.

The following opportunities are available:

  • Store collections: The charity often attends local stores and supermarkets to collect money and raise the profile of the organisation. There are a number of events throughout the year planned, but we are also looking for more people to arrange these events on our behalf.
  • Fair Support: The charity holds four fundraising fairs throughout the year. Volunteers are required to help sort donations and set up the room in preparation for the fair and also help assist on the day. This can include staffing a stall to helping prepare refreshments for sale in the kitchen.

For more information, please contact the Rescue Centre direct on 0161 621 0819.

Shelter Hours

We are open to the public:

Monday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Rescue Centre Address: Honeywell Lane, Oldham, OL8 2JP
premises
Parking: Free parking facing the Rescue

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