PDSA: Young Volunteers

Get involved with PDSA:


  • PDSA (The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) is the UK’s leading veterinary charity – treating sick and injured pets. PDSA cares for the pets of people who can’t afford private vet services.
  • The great news is, volunteers at PDSA can start at 14 years old. So if you’re passionate about animals, you can make a difference by donating your time.
  • Not only will you be helping pets and their owners but you’ll also get to meet people of all ages and gain invaluable skills.
  • PDSA offers school work experience in its shops and offices too. Just fill out the Volunteer Enquiry Form to find out more.
  • PDSA is an Approved Activity Provider for the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh’s Award). This means that PDSA provides great volunteering experiences that you can use towards the volunteering section of your DofE award.
  • Volunteering in a shop
    • You’ll join a friendly team, learn new skills for the future, meet new people and it’s great for your CV too.
    • Welcome and help customers.
    • Create stylish window displays.
    • Help in the stock room, getting goods ready for sale.
    • Gain retail and customer service skills.
  • Volunteering in the offices
    • Opportunities in a variety of departments, from finance, marketing and education to fundraising and volunteering.
    • Work with a fun and friendly team.
    • Learn new skills that will look great on your CV.
    • Practise your Microsoft Office skills.
    • Perfect your telephone manner.


  • Anytime!


  • Work experience
    • Fill out the Volunteer Enquiry Form to find out more about work experience opportunities in PDSA shops and offices.
    • If you’re interested in getting hands on work experience with the animals, see what you can find on the Do-it website.
  • DofE (Duke of Edinburgh’s Award)
    • If you want to volunteer at PDSA as part of your DofE then you can do this in one of the PDSA shops or offices. Just fill out the Volunteer Enquiry Form.