John adopted his very own dog Bellamy whom you can see in the photo, from Jerry Green Dog Rescue back in 2003. As a self-proclaimed lover of dogs it seemed natural for him to become a volunteer.

Time well spent

His commitments take up much of his time, but once or twice a month he manages to get to the centre. His visit last from anything between 30 minutes to a few hours, but he finds it a pleasure whenever he volunteers. Whatever time he gives, he knows the dog’s lives are enriched and that the staff are always appreciative of any help they get.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering makes him feel good, as he knows he is doing a good deed for the dogs and helping a great cause. John’ advice to anyone considering volunteering is that whether they have a little spare time, or a lot, every minute helps.

We say; we agree with John, volunteering is very flexible and you can fit it around your other commitments. There is a role to suit everyone and it is fun and very rewarding.

You can find more information on the volunteer roles we have available here.