Jobs & Volunteers


Want to join a team of dedicated animal lovers and help abandoned and unwanted animals across Gloucestershire?

Vacancies at Cheltenham Animal Shelter will be published below when they become available. We will publicise these jobs on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow both accounts.

Current Vacancies

We currently have no vacancies.

Last updated: 12/03//2020

Volunteering At Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Two new Voluntary Trustee vacancies available at the Shelter

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is looking for two new Trustees to join their existing Board.

Both positions are voluntary unpaid posts.

We are looking for one new Trustee with Retail Management experience to oversee our three income generating retail businesses as well as our Charity Shop and one new Trustee with general business/finance/accounting experience.

The Shelter currently has seven Trustees, each one specialising in a specific area and the time commitment we expect as a minimum is generally one afternoon bi-monthly for the main Board meeting and then maybe a 1-2 hour meeting, also bi-monthly, per sub-committee that you are on – this will depend on your particular specialism where we do have a number of sub-committees covering property, animal welfare, fundraising, finance and Casvet (our veterinary partnership).

This roughly equates to about 4-5 hours bi-monthly as a minimum.

With regard to the two positions, we are looking for applicants with relevant qualifications and a good level of experience and knowledge in the area’s stated and with a positive ‘can do’ attitude to improving the service offered and income generated, all of which is ploughed back into the welfare, rehoming and education work we do here at the Shelter.

These roles offer an opportunity to help the Charity and work we do in a governance capacity and would suit anyone who supports the work we do and would like to contribute to helping stray, abandoned and unwanted animals. 

If you feel that you have the relevant skills, can give the time commitment stated and would be really interested in joining our existing Board of Trustees then please send in your CV with a covering letter to the General Manager, Peter Newcombe at or for more information please telephone the General Manager on 01242 548776.

Please note: All volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age.

Last Updated: 26/02/2020


Volunteer Profiles

Here are some thoughts from of our wonderful volunteers on what it means to help out at the Shelter. From the dog walkers to shop workers, you can read their answers here…