Why we need you?         

Providing support within the community is a hugely rewarding role. You will have hands on experience with dogs, assisting the East Yorkshire community Support Manager in delivering the scheme to those in the community who need it.

This is a key role as first impressions and a friendly welcome to everyone who contacts Jerry Green Dog Rescue is important.

What's involved? 

  • Providing dog-walking services to dog owners within the community that have been accepted onto the scheme.
  • Providing a friendly and approachable atmosphere where customers and dogs feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Working as part of a team and making new friends
  • Interacting with dogs (and their humans!)
  • Some travel to locations (don’t worry, we can provide support with this!)

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Dog need support for many reasons, some with complex needs.  We therefore do kindly ask that volunteers who wish to have contact with the dogs have first three attributes listed below.

  • You must be able to volunteer alone, or volunteer as part of a team.

  • Good communication skills, including using communicating with the wider team via telephone in line with our lone working policies.

  • Have experience of dog behaviour.

  • You will enjoy talking to people and building rapport.

  • Be empathetic and non-judgmental when dealing with clients who use our services.

  • The ability to be polite and courteous at all times.

  • To be honest, reliable and punctual.

  • You must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Have a commitment to our core principles and procedures, which will be explained.

  • Have own transport.

How much time do I need to commit?

Flexible to the needs of the community, but ideally able to commit to up to 1 hour twice a week. Any time you kindly give will be appreciated.

What support will I be given?

  • You will go through a full induction to the role
  • You will go through a risk assessment to ensure a safe and healthy working environment
  • You will be trained in every aspect of your role
  • We will provide you with continuous support and guidance in order that you feel confident in the role.

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

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a vital difference to our essential work

  • Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

The above benefits are discretionary and may be amended or removed at any time.

Paw-ssionate about dogs? Then this is the role for you?

Where will I be based?

East Yorkshire (our community based support)

How do I apply?

Our online form can be accessed here - volunteer application form

If you prefer to print and send you application, you can do so here - Volunteer application form

Email [email protected] 

For more information or to contact your local Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre.