We rely heavily on volunteers to help with the running and continued existence of the shelter. From providing exercise and human contact to our animals, to lending a helping hand, to being part of our fund raising team; our team of volunteers are the life blood of what we do.
All of our volunteers are rewarded with that feeling of being part of something that makes a difference to fellow animals less fortunate than ourselves. If you can give some of your time to help us, you too will find it a rewarding experience.
Some details of how you can help are given in this section, but there are many other possibilities – it all depends on you! Why not contact us to talk about how to become a volunteer?
Dog walking is one of the most rewarding voluntary activities. Help exercise our dogs, provide that much needed kindly human contact and get fit at the same time!
At the end of the walk, spending some quiet time with them helps relieve the stress of being in a kennel – they really appreciate it.
To become a dog walker just come to the shelter with a form of identification which shows your name, address and a photo of yourself; typically a driving license or passport will do. There’s no need to make an appointment, just come along during our normal opening hours.
After a tour of the shelter and a brief induction on the do’s and don’ts of dog walking, you’ll be on your way with one of our starter dogs. Make sure you come dressed for dog walking though!
You might also want to take a look at this handy leaflet to know more about dog walking.
You can support us directly by taking part in fundraising events either those that we organise or other sponsored events. Take a look at some of the events which have been organised in the past.
For sponsored events, such as the Great North Run, contact us about how you can represent us (and also advertise what we do).
Our events, such as fayres and car boot sales, need volunteers who can help set up, remove stalls and also being a face to the public.
We are always grateful for any additional help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel you could make a contribution.
As a charity we rely on the good will of others we are always grateful for any donations where it is financial support or a donation of food to help feed the animals.