Our animal centre couldn’t function without our huge team of volunteers, who are all so committed and caring. As a volunteer at Woodside, you’ll find that donating your time brings unexpected rewards, such as:
  • Providing a fulfilling occupation during retirement or a career break
  • Meeting like-minded people who are also animal lovers
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re making a real difference to a great local cause
  • Developing vital skills for working life and your CV
We are always in need of voluntary support in lots of areas across the charity, including: 


You will see all aspects of animal rescue in this busy customer service role, which involves lots of multi-tasking.  We do ask that you are able to commit to a regular shift each week. Please contact us for more information on this incredibly rewarding role.

Pet Shop

All the profits from our
on-site Pet Shop come straight to the centre, so as well as helping get pets ready for their forever home, you’ll be helping raise vital funds. If you have a passion for pets, contact us to join lend a paw in our super friendly team.

Charity Shops

We have four charity shops around Leicestershire which raise vital funds for Woodside.  Contact them directly to join our friendly team while doing your bit for a local charity – full training will be provided.

Fundraising & Events

Our volunteers play a huge part in the planning and running of our events. This is quite a ‘hands-on’ role where you can be involved in many different ways. Contact us for more details on upcoming events, and how you can join our friendly team!

Home Visitors

Volunteers who support us in this vital role are responsible for checking the homes where our rescue pets are being rehomed. Full training is provided. Contact us for more information on how to join our caring, dedicated Home Visit team.

If you have skills and experience to offer that aren’t mentioned above, we’d still love to hear from you. We may be able to find alternative ways in which you can donate your professional talents. Please contact commercial.manager@rspcaleicester.org.uk to discuss any other opportunities.



Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Times:
Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Appointment Only
Thursday & Friday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM - 3 PM

Reception and Pet Shop:
Monday to Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Contact Us

Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,
Leicester LE3 1UQ

General Enquiries: 0116 233 6677
Woodside Pet Shop: 0116 224 2435
RSPCA Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999

Email: animalcare@rspcaleicester.org.uk



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