Volunteering at Dogs Trust Sailsbury
Want a dog but haven’t got time for one at home? Why not consider becoming a dog walker? We always have a variety of dogs, of all shapes and sizes which can be taken out by volunteers.
There are various different walks which you can go on around the centre or if you would like to play with them off lead you can use our sand compounds.
Remember though, it is now the law to pick up their faeces after they have been to the toilet which is something you will be required to do in this role.
Would you like to help us but do not want to have direct contact with the dogs? Why not become a reception volunteer? Reception is one of the busiest areas in the centre as we always have visitors, telephone enquiries and paperwork to complete. For this role it is important that you are cheerful and have good people skills.
For this role you will work with our Supporter relations officer, Jo, helping her man fundraising events. This is a very social role and often entails chatting to the public about the work that Dogs Trust does and the general promotion of the charity.
We are always desperate for people to come and help our maintenance man. We are very lucky to have lovely large grounds surrounding our centre but they take a lot of hard work to keep them tidy. The main jobs in this role would be gardening and DIY type tasks.
To ensure a home is safe and secure we have Home visitors who go to the home before the dog is adopted. In this role you would need to be sensible and reliable with good people skills.
Have you ever considered getting a dog but feel the long term commitment would not suit your life style? Fostering may be an option for you.
We sometimes get dogs at the centre who do not like living in kennels or simply need some extra care so would benefit from a foster home until we find them their forever home.
Have you always wanted to work with dogs but didn’t know where to start? Why not volunteer as a canine carer? You would have to work as part of a team and be able to do physical labour as this role includes the cleaning of the kennels.
Events Co-ordinator *New Role*
We are now recruiting for events co-ordinators to work along side our Supporter Relations officer, Jo. In this role you will work with Jo to identify and organize events. You will need to be confident and creative as this role is a very social one and will also entail the general promotion of the charity.
If you would like to join the Salisbury team as a volunteer please pop into the centre and collect a volunteer application form.
Alternatively you can download a volunteer form and email it to us at: Salisburyrehoming@dogstrust.org.uk
Please note: Depending what area of volunteering you would like to get involved in, some will require you to attend an induction day. Inductions are only held once we have enough applicants so you may have to wait a month or more before being able to start.