Putting our paws together for Dogs Trust volunteers

As this year’s Volunteers’ Week focuses on gratitude, we’d like to say thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who’ve supported Dogs Trust during a very challenging period of time. Despite the difficulties, we’ve had over 2,500 volunteers donating an incredible 63,209 hours to help us do best by the dogs in our care.  

All around the country, volunteers have supported our shops, rehoming centres and outreach projects to help keep us running smoothly. Our retail team was so thankful to everyone who gave their time to help us  reopen our shops and is looking forward to welcoming back even more volunteers when it is safe to do so. The Dog School team is also excited to be holding more sessions in person and say, ‘We have missed you all and can’t wait to see you back in class soon!’ 

Having seen a worrying rise in domestic abuse incidents during the pandemic, our Freedom Project has been more important than ever. Freedom Project Manager, Diane, said: ‘We’d like to give special thanks to our volunteers who have fostered over 300 dogs since the start of the pandemic, their support has meant that over 220 people have been able to escape abuse, safe in the knowledge that their dogs were being loved and cared for. 

Adam Marsh, Volunteering Development Manager, has expressed his heartfelt thanks, stating, ‘It’s an amazing accomplishment that so many of our fantastic volunteers have continued to support us this year, despite many locations and sites effectively being off-limits. I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our volunteers for being a part of our family and sticking with us over the last 12 months or so.’ 

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Our volunteers play an invaluable role in our work, helping us to care for even more dogs. Thank you so much for your time and dedication! If you’re feeling inspired, why not find out if there’s a volunteering opportunity near you?  

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