Volunteer Presentation Evening 2019
Laughter and tears at our annual Volunteer Presentation Evening
1-7 June was Volunteers Week and Dogs Trust Merseyside held our annual Volunteer Presentation Evening on June 6th.
We’ve had another wonderful year from our dedicated volunteers and it’s only halfway through! So far this year the centre has seen:
2660 hours of volunteer canine carer duties (equivalent to 325 extra days)
1700 hours of dog walking (212.5 extra days)
540 hours reception duties (67.5 hours)
384 hours in laundry – that’s over 10,000kg of dirty blankets!
The volunteers at Merseyside help us give the dogs so much more – lots of off-site walks for hours on end, trips to the beach and even overnight stays with Nicola and David! All the feedback we get from our volunteers is invaluable when it comes to giving us information about our dogs and helps us find the best homes for them.
As always, this year’s event was full of laughter celebration but we also had a few tears; after 13 years at the centre and 10 years in the role of Volunteer Coordinator, Clare Lybert is moving on to pastures new this month. During her reign as “Queen of the Vols” Clare has overseen a staggering 205,000 hours of volunteering duties, that’s equivalent to over 25,600 full working days!
Clare will be very much missed at the centre, having been a part of the team for so long, but the staff and volunteers at Dogs Trust Merseyside wish her every happiness for the future.