Are you looking for a new role that will allow you to use your skills to support animals in need around the world?

At IAPWA, our relentless commitment to building a brighter future for animals fuels every endeavour we undertake. Our efforts span the globe, touching the lives of countless animals in need. We’d love for you to join us on our mission. 

Michelle Powell

Michelle Powell

“I have always found animal cruelty unbearable to think about. Therefore, being able to fundraise to help end their suffering brings me a tiny bit of peace."

Jackie Elliott

Jackie Elliott

"IAPWA is something a bit different for me. I love how many animals they help – it’s not just dogs and cats; they’ve even helped elephants, rhinos and much more, and that’s why I got involved."

Voluntary roles

Would you like to join IAPWA’s team of volunteers to help animals in need around the world? We are often looking for dedicated, passionate people to share their skills and join our friendly team.​

Any current volunteering opportunities will be listed below. Should you wish to make a speculative application or ask a question about any of our current vacancies, please reach out to us via email at enquiries@iapwa.org.

Adventure Coordinator

Salary: This is a voluntary role, with free travel and trip allowances

Are you passionate about adventure, travel, and making a positive impact for animals? Join us at Adventures for Animals, a community and fundraising group supported by International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA). As an Adventure Coordinator you will embark on an incredible journey to lead exciting trips while supporting a meaningful cause.

You will play a vital role in promoting and organising adventurous trips, both within the UK and overseas, for the Adventures for Animals community. Reporting to Nicky Stevens, Founder of IAPWA, you will have the opportunity to inspire others, explore new destinations, and represent Adventures for Animals / IAPWA on unforgettable adventures.

Responsibilities

  • Promote Exciting Trips: Take charge of promoting a minimum of 2 UK or overseas trips per year from a curated list of exciting adventures. Utilise your creativity and passion for adventure to generate interest and excitement among potential participants.
  • Lead Adventure Expeditions: Once trips reach 50% capacity, you will secure a free place on the expedition. As the Adventure Coordinator, you will lead the group, ensure smooth logistics, and create memorable experiences for participants. Once the trip is at 100% capacity you will also receive a trip allowance.
  • Coordinate Travel Logistics: Coordinate travel logistics, including securing return flights once 75% of the trip has been filled. Your attention to detail and organisational skills will ensure seamless travel arrangements for all participants.
  • Represent Adventures for Animals & IAPWA: Serve as the face of Adventures for Animals and IAPWA on each trip, embodying our mission and values while fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among participants.
  • Monthly Team Meetings: Commit to attending monthly team meetings with other Adventure Coordinators to collaborate, share insights, and contribute to the growth of the Adventures for Animals community.
  • Organise Hikes and Events: While not essential, you will have the opportunity to organise hikes in the UK to promote the group and upcoming trips. These local events will engage the community and showcase the adventures that await.

Opportunities for the Right Candidate

  • Explore Exciting Destinations: Travel to breathtaking locations and experience unforgettable adventures, all while making a positive impact for animals.
  • Lead Adventure Expeditions: Once trips reach 50% capacity, you will be given a free place on the expedition. As the Adventure Coordinator, you will help to lead the group, ensure smooth logistics and create memorable experiences for participants. Once the trip is at 75% capacity you will be provided with free return flights for the adventure. Once the trip is at 100% capacity you will also receive a generous trip allowance.
  • Coordinate Travel Logistics: Use your attention to detail and organisational skills to ensure seamless travel arrangements for all participants.
  • Personal Growth and Development: Develop leadership skills, expand your network, and gain valuable experience in event coordination and community engagement.
  • Make a Difference: By leading Adventures for Animals and representing IAPWA, you will play a crucial role in raising awareness and support for animal welfare initiatives.

If you’re an adventure enthusiast with a heart for animals and a desire to make a difference, we invite you to join us as an Adventure Coordinator at Adventures for Animals. Apply now and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Together, let’s make every adventure count for animals in need.

To apply, please submit your interest and experience to adventures@iapwa.org.

Fundraising Volunteer (Appeals)

Salary: This is a voluntary role.

IAPWA’s Individual Giving team work hard to raise one-off donations from animal lovers to fund our general work, as well as to help individual dogs and cats in need of urgent veterinary care after being rescued from the streets.

The team are now seeking Fundraising Volunteers to take the lead on maximising income from our individual patient appeals (usually ran via JustGiving) by going out into their networks and asking people to donate, as well as seeking new audiences (online and offline) to boost donations. Each month you will focus on helping one individual animal who has been rescued from the streets, meaning your efforts will contribute to this animal getting the veterinary treatment and support they desperately need to have a bright future.

What we’re looking for:

You don’t need to have any prior fundraising experience. In fact, you may be wanting to break into the charity sector, or just have a desire to help animals. Either way, all you need to succeed in this role is grit and determination, plus a passion for helping stray animals who have nobody else to rely on. The more donations your appeal receives, the more good it can do. It’s as simple as that.

If this sounds like the role for you, please send an email to rebecca.lewthwaite@iapwa.org outlining why you’re interested in the position and we’ll be in touch.

Shop Manager

Salary: This is a voluntary role

IAPWA is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as an E-Commerce Retail Manager. In this voluntary role, you will play a key part in managing our e-commerce platform, focusing on retail operations, print-on-demand relationships, and maintaining alignment with IAPWA’s objectives.

What we’re looking for:

We’re seeking someone with proven experience in e-commerce management, preferably with Shopify or similar platforms. They also need to have a passion for animal welfare, as well as an alignment with IAPWA’s ethical beliefs and values. They’d need the flexibility to dedicate a couple of hours per day across multiple days to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.

Click here to download the job specification to find out more. 

If this sounds like the role for you, please send an email to jules.smith@iapwa.org with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 30th June. 

Community Coordinator

Salary: This is a voluntary role with a benefits package

Are you passionate about making a positive impact for animals? Could you inspire others to join you in making a difference? If yes, we would love to speak to you! As a Community Co-ordinator at International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) you will embark on an incredible journey to build a team of like-minded animal lovers in your county to make a difference to the lives of thousands of animals every year.

Reporting to Nicky Stevens, Founder of IAPWA, you will have the opportunity to represent IAPWA, inspire others and even join us to visit our range of projects and support programmes around the world so you can see first-hand the impact you and your team are making.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit: Build your own team of animal loving volunteers in your county with a range of skills and experience to contribute to the success of your County Group.
  • Create: Utilise your combined creativity and passion for animals to create a range of activities in your county to raise vital funds and awareness to support animals in need
  • Support: Provide support to everyone in your team to enable them to contribute to the team goals
  • Represent IAPWA: Serve as the face of IAPWA within your county, embodying our mission and values
  • Connect: Commit to hosting regular meetings with your group and the wider IAPWA Team
  • Learn: Undertake training where needed, as a valued member of our volunteer management team

 

Opportunities for the Right Candidate:

  • Visit: Join us on an annual Community Coordinator trip in one of our projects and support programmes worldwide to meet the animals you and your County Group are helping. This is not an essential part of the role should the Coordinator be unable to travel.
  • Personal Growth and Development: Develop leadership skills, expand your network and gain valuable experience in event coordination and community engagement.
  • Make a Difference: You will play a crucial role in raising awareness and support for animal welfare initiatives.

 

If you’re passionate about animals and have a desire to make a difference, please submit interest and experience to nicky.stevens@iapwa.org.  

Together, let’s create a better future for animals in need.

Paid roles

We do not currently have any paid roles available. If you would like to keep up-to-date with career opportunities here at IAPWA, click here to follow us on LinkedIn.