Volunteers in Action
Once you have joined us as a volunteer there are a range of activities that we might try to rope you in to help us with. This could be as simple as joining us on a group walk off site with some of the dogs waiting for new homes. The team always enjoy doing that but whether we can do it often depends on how many volunteers we have on any one day. You could be a part of helping these dogs to maintain their skills of ‘real-life’ by joining us on a group walk.
We might also ask you to do home checks in the area that you live. By asking volunteers to do this it frees up the time of the staff to spend more time with the dogs and helps us to get the dogs into their new homes much quicker than if they waited for us. You could be a part of this too.
We may on rare occasions ask you to foster a dog in need or a puppy. Dogs that simply are not coping in kennels or are too young and need so much more than kennels have to offer them. We would like to get to know you first but this may be something you could offer until the dog is ready to go home. You could be a part of this as well.
We also attend many community and fundraising events. Some are PR based such as education talks at schools or with community groups. Others are bigger, but vital events, such as dog shows which are directly a source of fundraising for us. As we are such a small team it is likely that you will be called upon to attend and help a member of the team. You could be a part of this.
The roles are varied but our existing team of volunteers are like family to us and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them. Take a look at some of the pictures to see our fabulous team of volunteers in action with us.