RSPCA Cambridge and District Branch covers an area of South Cambridgeshire stretching from Littleport in the North to Royston in the South and from Gamlingay in the West to Newmarket in the East. The branch is responsible for raising funds to run our animal welfare services within this area.
The branch takes in a wide variety of animals but normally only has small numbers of any particular type at one time (except for rabbits, which we always have in very large numbers).
Rabbit Adoptions: email Caroline ([email protected])
Join the RSPCA Today! - You can become a member of the RSPCA by joining via the internet. Membership will give you voting rights on important issues and the chance of joining your local branch committee as well as simply supporting the society, so it is very worthwhile if you want to help animals.
Volunteering with RSPCA Cambridge - Volunteering at one of our charity shops can involve much more than sitting behind a till - for example some volunteers help by doing online searches to find what prices we can charge for unusual items; adding descriptions of second-hand books to our online catalogue; and running stalls at local fêtes to get the maximum value from any books that didn't sell in the shop. You don't necessarily need to commit yourself to regular volunteering - there are also one-off tasks like house-clearance and donation collection where temporary extra hands are enormously helpful.
Volunteers sort, steam and price donated items - think of the bags of donated goods as a kind of gigantic lucky-dip from which we occasionally pull a vintage dress worth hundreds of pounds.
Our charity shops are at 188 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3LP (specialist second-hand bookshop), 61 Burleigh St., Cambridge CB1 1PS (general) and 10A Market Street, Newmarket. Just drop in between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Saturday, or phone 01223 212 644 (Bookshop) or 01223 312 802 (Burleigh St).
If you'd like to meet someone to chat about what's involved in volunteering, call in at our Burleigh Street charity shop on Sunday after 12.30.