Medical Detection Dogs is funded purely by voluntary contributions, without our fundraisers, we would not be able to continue to support people with life threatening health conditions.
If you enjoy fundraising, organising events and engaging with the local community, why not become an active fundraiser? You will make a real difference to the work we do, you will have lots of fun, meet lots of new friends and contribute directly to a worthwhile cause
It doesn’t matter how much time you give – some events are occasional and others require a greater commitment
This volunteer opportunity is great for everyone to become involved!
Time – Variable depending on local needs and events
Location: In your local community
What does the role involve?
• Raising an awareness and funds for Medical Detection Dogs
• Working with members of staff and volunteers
• Assisting with street collections or at local supermarkets
• Helping on stalls and sell our merchandise. Keep accurate records of what we sell
• Counting donations
• Organising your own event
• Taking part in a fun run or challenge
• Attending local events organised by Regional Support groups or by Medical Detection Dogs staff
• Welcoming visitors to events, talking to members of the public about our work and answering any
questions, queries they have
• Helping set up and pack away at events
• Attending cheque presentations on behalf of the charity
• Keeping up to date with the charity’s news, information and developments
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, insamples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public. To save and enhance lives using our specially trained Dogs' extraordinary sense of smell.
Experience required: Good communication and interpersonal skills
Act as an Ambassador
Friendly, comitted, honest
Work as part of a team
Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated
Expenses paid: Yes
Taster details: Induction process Invitation to Medical Detection Dogs Awareness day/Speaker training which will give you an opportunity to meet other volunteers, staff and receive up to date information, training, tips and sharing ideas You will be given access to our volunteer information page which holds up to date information and stories that will help keep your talk relevant and up to date.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer