RSPCA appeal: Urgent appeal for volunteer drivers needed for three main RSPCA centres

Drivers needed at London, Buckinghamshire and Kent centres

The RSPCA is on the hunt for volunteer drivers who’d like to help animals at three of the charity’s main animal centres.

The animal welfare charity is seeking dedicated volunteer drivers to help with the important task of transporting animals to and from our very busy centres at Southridge, in Potters Bar just north of London; Leybourne, in West Malling, Kent; and Blackberry Farm, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

Transport is vital for animals needing transport to and from rehoming centres, animal hospitals and veterinary surgeries.

Anna White, manager at Southridge Animal Centre, said:

“We are in urgent need of drivers to bring us dogs, cats, wildlife and the domestic small animals such as rabbits who have come to the RSPCA as the result of neglect or cruelty.

“Volunteer drivers significantly and directly improve the welfare of all animals by bringing them to where we can rehome them, and get them the care and help they need in the meantime.  Being in the right place at the right time is crucial to being able to find that elusive forever home.”


Amy Zivilik, from the RSPCA’s operations support team, said:

Our volunteer drivers play a vital role in the work that we do and offer an important support system to our inspectorate, hospitals and the animal centres. It is really important for the animal’s  welfare that we have enough drivers for each area which sadly, at the moment, we don’t.

”We are very keen for people with a passion for animals and want to make a difference to contact us. They could help us save lives.”

We are looking for drivers over the age of 21, with a clean driving licence, and availability during the week. We ask our drivers to commit to a regular amount of driving.

RSPCA Volunteers

One of our wonderful drivers, Gordon Dunham (pictured above), who has volunteered with the RSPCA for four years, said: “I really enjoy my RSPCA network driving, you never know what will be next! I really think that between us we do make a difference to the animals that we help.”

If you are interested, please email [email protected] to find out more and to request an application form.


As a charity, the RSPCA relies on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).


Katya Mira



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