Dogs Trust

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Celebrating our Volunteers

Dogs Trust Newbury celebrate and showcase their Volunteer of the Month.

David, the Volunteer of the Month at Dogs Trust Newbury.

We really appreciate everything our volunteers do around the centre and the time they give to help care for the dogs. To recognise their efforts, our Volunteer Coordinator has introduced a Volunteer of the Month award has been put in place to showcase our volunteers’ fantastic achievements.

This was our first month and we had lots of nominations and some wonderful comments written about the lovely work our volunteers do. Our chosen winner for June though was David Logan and it’s not hard to see why.

David is one of our Volunteer Canine Assistants; as part of his role, David provides light exercise, socialisation and enrichment to some of our canine companions, helps with cleaning around the centre so that we are always looking spit, spot and sparkly clean and also helps in the laundry.

David attends all volunteer events, social meet ups and is keen to be the friendly face that greets people at our Spring Fair, Summer Fun Day & Christmas Fair.

He and his wife Barbara are Foster Carers for Dogs Trust too and most recently they provided palliative care to the lovely Tiffany, which was a huge help & relief to the centre, as we are well aware of what a huge commitment that is.

Shannon, Newbury’s Home from Home Co-ordinator says:

“David & Barbara are a huge asset to the Home from Home team. They foster the most emotional of cases, which they find extremely rewarding and consider it an honour to give a loving home to a dog in their last days”.

Sally-Ann, Volunteer Co-ordinator, reveals:

“David is a hit with all the staff. We recently had a lack of forks, David overheard this in the staff room and donated some forks and a tin opener. Fridays would not be the same without his enthusiasm and friendly banter”.

We are so grateful for our fantastic volunteers and every job that they do helps us to manage the centre and care for the dogs. We have some volunteer roles available now - please see our volunteer page for more information.