Volunteer help


Volunteers help Croydon Animal Samaritans in many ways.

  1. Fostering animals short term until permanent homes are found.
  2. Fund raising - Work on own initiative to raise funds, help at events, knit catnip mice.
  3. Volunteer staff at our charity shop - to help with the day to day running and operation at our charity shop.

Please note we are only able to offer students work experience placements at our charity shop. 

Cat Fosterers

If you live within the areas of Croydon, West Wickham, Beckenham, Bromley, or Catford or in the nearby surrounding areas, we would love to hear from you. You can foster if you live in a flat or house and it can be in a spare room.  We will provide all necessary equipment, food and litter etc.  You may also be required to take your foster cat to and from the vets for vaccination, neutering or treatment etc.  For that reason it will be necessary that you have access to a vehicle and are able to drive.

Interested? Want to know more? Then call our HELP LINE on 07934 179234

Dog Fosterers

You will need to live in the Croydon or surrounding area.  You will need to be home all day, live in a house with a garden and have no children under the age of 13.  You must have had experience with dogs and have adequate fencing in the garden.  You will hold a full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle.

FOR DOG FOSTERING ONLY please phone 020 8688 6568


The Shop in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon

Subject to staff being available, the shop is open Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm.

If you have any items for donation, please contact the shop during opening hours on 07784 302899.

 Volunteering at our charity shop in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon

The shop is open again.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers at the shop when we are able to re-open please read on.

We are looking for keen, enthusiastic volunteers that would be able to assist in the sorting of donations, management and maintenance of the shop front and operating the till. Prior experience is not essential.

If you would be able to spare a few hours a week, please contact Gerda on 07784 302899 or alternatively email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.