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Volunteer with the ISPCA

The ISPCA could not carry out our work without our dedicated team of volunteers. Our volunteers are essential to the ISPCA’s work rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly rehoming some of Ireland’s most cruelly neglected and abused animals.The love and care volunteers give to the rescued animals that come into our centres goes a long way toward allowing those animals to eventually be adopted by new families.

The ISPCA is always looking for volunteers to help out at our National Animal Centre in Longford, our Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow, and our Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Donegal.

The benefits of becoming an ISPCA volunteer

By dedicating your time, skills and expertise to the ISPCA, you make an immense difference in your community.

Volunteers who help walk, feed and look after the animals in ISPCA care are helping our fight to end animal cruelty.  ISPCA volunteers also meet and work with like-minded animal lovers, and gain valuable experience working in an animal welfare environment.

The ISPCA has a number of volunteer roles available to work hands-on with the animals in our cattery, kennels and stables. We are also looking for grounds keeping and maintenance volunteers, and people to help out at various events, or to do some fundraising!

To become an ISPCA volunteer, you must be over 16 years of age for insurance purposes.

Learn about some of our volunteer roles:

If you are passionate about animal welfare and interested in joining our team of Volunteers, follow the link below to register your details.

Click here to see our volunteer opportunities


For further information, please contact us by emailing or call (043) 33 25035 (0). If you are enquiring about school/college work experience, please email


About the National Animal Centre

The National Animal Centre in Longford spans 88 acres with beautiful surrounds, including a secluded memory garden nestled in the woodlands.  The Centre is Ireland's first purpose-built rehabilitation centre. It opened in 2002. We care for all animals and have many dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, horses, ponies, donkeys, foals, small mammals & wildlife here at our centre.

In addition to the National Animal Centre in Longford, the ISPCA has an Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow, Cork and an Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Ramelton, Donegal.


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is closer to you?

The ISPCA is the umbrella organisation for 17 affiliated local animal welfare organisations who carry out vital work in many areas of animal welfare on a voluntary basis. Collectively the ISPCA and affiliated members rescue, rehabilitate and responsibly rehome thousands of animals across Ireland. To find an affiliated member society in your area, please visit our affiliated member's page

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