Why we need you                

To assist us in enriching the day-to-day lives of the dogs in our care. By doing so, you will help the dogs to reduce the stress of being in a kennel environment. Making dogs calmer enables prospective adopters to see them in a more relaxed state, making rehoming them easier.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • You need to be patient and a compassionate.
  • Be honest and reliable.
  • Have the ability to get along with people and work as part of a team.
  • You will enjoy talking to people and building rapport.
  • Have a friendly and helpful manner.
  • You must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • A commitment to our core principles and procedures is essential. These will be explained to you.
  • You will need to be physically able to walk dogs of varying sizes and ages.
  • The commitment to walk dogs in all weathers where appropriate to the individual dogs. In addition, where the weather is not suitable support other activities with the dogs.
  • Some of our sites are not on a public transport network, so you may need to have your own transport. Please check with your local centre if this could be an issue for you.

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally, a few hours a week to become familiar with the dogs you will be working with, but any time you can spare is valuable to us.

What support will I be given?

  • You will go through a full induction to the role.
  • You will go through our skills check and shadow a member of Dog Welfare team working with the dogs.
  • We will provide you with continuous support and guidance.

What benefits can I expect?

  • The opportunity to enhance your CV.
  • The opportunity to develop, learn new skills or build on existing ones.
  • The opportunity of meeting new people and working with a range of different dogs.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a vital difference to our dogs.

How do I apply?

Download and complete our volunteer application form and email it to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

Alternatively, you can contact your local Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre for more information.