Volunteer for us

BSAVA is run by vets and vet nurses so why not consider becoming a member of the volunteer community? You'd be more than welcome!

Volunteers are motivated for all sorts of reasons, whether it's a feeling of giving something back to the profession, making new friends, professional networking, influencing the direction of the Association or simply being involved with local CPD provision. There are opportunities at many levels and you would need to attend some meetings but some of this attendance can be counted as CPD.

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Why volunteer?

This short video illustrates the benefits of being a BSAVA volunteer and how your involvement can make a big difference on a professional, personal and social level.


Volunteering for the BSAVA opens a whole new world of opportunities where you will learn new skills and meet new people.  Volunteers are the life blood of the Association and help shape the future of the small animal veterinary profession.  Don't just take our word for it...learn more from our volunteers below. 

Hear from our volunteers

If you are thinking about volunteering, why not watch our video and hear from a wide range of volunteers, all at various stages of their career, from students and newly qualified vets to those more experienced members of the profession who still have a passion to help.

Volunteer voice

Every issue of Companion features an insight into volunteering from a regional or standing committee member. Lucy Nowell of our North East committee explains the benefits of volunteering...


"I joined the North East committee in 2011 having enjoyed attending a number of their excellent value day and evening meetings. I had recently moved into the area, having lived ‘south of the border’ (as my family in Watford call it) for most of my life, and thought it a good way of meeting some other vets in the area. The great thing about being on the committee is that you can suggest CPD that you would really like to attend, and perhaps has not been covered. I have met some lovely people on the committee and it’s nice to recognize regular attendees at our events and other venues.  The speakers are always a pleasure to deal with, and very interesting to talk to during breaks (“how do you manage to do it all?” is my usual question). Plus the majority of my annual CPD is already planned and on my doorstep – how great is that?"

Current volunteering opportunities Member Only

If you are a member of BSAVA please log in to view current volunteering opportunities

Current volunteers

Current volunteers can access volunteering paperwork, opportunities and other confidential information within MyBSAVA.


Contact us

All volunteers have the support of a full time Volunteer Manager based at Woodrow House in Gloucester. 

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