Community Space Volunteer

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Give a Dog a Bone are all about Companionship in the Community, through offering a safe space for retired people to make new friends, learn new skills and mix with dogs.

Can you support Give a Dog a Bone by helping in their local Community Space in Alloa? Are you confident and friendly with good listening skills? Are you dependable and trustworthy? Are you a real team player who can ‘think on your feet’? Do you make a mean cuppa? If yes all/some of the above and can spare 3 to 4 hours a few times a month then Give a Dog a Bone might have the perfect opportunity for you (and your well-behaved dog too, if you have one!)

Volunteers can expect to be:

  • Welcoming visitors and their dogs to the Community Space, engaging with them and make them feel at ease.
  • Confidently and accurately promoting the aims and objectives of the charity.
  • Maintaining high levels of cleanliness and tidiness at all times, ensuring that the Community Space presents no risks to visitors, dogs, staff or volunteers.
  • Dealing with any donations handed via the Community Space for the charity as instructed by the Management Team.
  • To attend any additional training necessary for the volunteer role.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Full training will be provided – in your local community space with a member of staff or experienced volunteer. It is a hands-on role and you will be well supported throughout.
  • Increased confidence and sense of purpose.
  • Meeting new people and building new relationships.
  • Giving something back within your local community.
  • If you have a well-behaved dog, they can volunteer with you as a Companionship Dog!
  • It’s a win/win!

The volunteer can expect to be given a named contact within the charity to help and support you and your dog throughout your volunteer journey!

If you need any more information or would like to apply, please register your interest on our website or contact us at

Organisation aims and objectives

Tackling loneliness for individuals and homelessness for animals.










Volunteers are requested to consider volunteering 3-4 hours once a month (or more if you want).

Frequency and commitment details

3-4 hours per month minimum.


Experience required: Be open to working around dogs.
Minimum age: 16


Training details: Training expected on an ongoing basis.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 7 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.