As a small charity we rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome.
Our main volunteering opportunity involves working directly with our animals, helping with feeding, walking and general kennel care. New volunteers start off by ‘buddying up’ with other current volunteers, who can show
them their usual routines per rota slot with a view to eventually working independently. There are 3 daily slots - Morning, Lunch & Teatime and slots can be chosen based on personal availability.
Volunteering not only benefits our animals but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:
- Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare
- Gaining new skills or developing existing ones
- Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding
- Putting something back into the community
- Developing personal skills and confidence
Please note, we rescue dogs of various sizes and on occasion, some of our animals can have certain struggles which we will try to help them with while they’re with us before rehoming. Initial confidence around dogs would be ideal, however working together with a buddy and meeting all the different dogs can help develop this.
You need to be aged 18 or over & have easy & regular access to Facebook so you can get added to our private group, where the weekly rota gets shared, along with many other discussions/notices regarding the animals for various reasons eg. health/feeding/ temporary practice changes etc. Under 18's may be able to volunteer, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential.
You will need to complete a volunteer application form where we ask for a reference and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be invited out for a small tour of the centre & a brief demonstration of what happens at a suitable time.
After a period of time helping out in the kennels, there may be opportunities to volunteer in other roles within the charity.