Volunteer Dog Walker 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 Development Officer at [email protected] Alternatively, you can contact your local Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre for more information.