Volunteer vacancies in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Our volunteer vacancies

Dog foster carers needed in Ilfracombe

We're looking for dedicated Foster Carers to help care for some of our dogs who prefer to be outside of kennel life for various reasons as part of our Home from Home fostering scheme.

We're particularly in need of people who live in a household with no children and have no other dogs or cats.

To apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Able to travel to your local our rehoming centre regularly.

To find out more and to start your application contact our Home from Home coordinator:

[email protected]

01271 812709


Volunteer gardener and grounds assistant

Our Volunteer Gardeners & Grounds Assistants make sure our rehoming centres are always looking their best. They help our Maintenance Operative keep our grounds clean, tidy and well maintained.

We're looking for someone who can commit a recommended one day a week. Learn more about the role of a volunteer gardener and ground assistant (PDF 418 KB).

How to apply

Volunteer Canine Assistant

Help keep our dogs happy and healthy with regular exercise and enrichment, as well as helping to ensure that all our canine facilities are in tip top condition. 

We're looking for someone who can commit to weekends only. Learn more about the role of Volunteer Canine Assistant.

How to apply

A volunteer who's dream came true

Charlotte, who had volunteered as Kennel Assistant always dreamed of a job with Dogs Trust, and in 2019, her dream came true. She had previously worked as a dental nurse and was able to transfer her skills. She now cares for four legged patients instead of the two in her role as vet nurse assistant.

How to apply

To apply for any of our volunteer vacancies simply:

Please note, all rehoming centre volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Find out more about becoming a volunteer.