Dogs Trust

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Volunteering vacancies at Dogs Trust Salisbury

Please note: You must be at least 18 years old for any of our volunteer roles. It is with regret we are unable to provide any work experience or placements at Dogs Trust.

Current Vacancies:

Volunteer Canine Assistant

We are currently looking to recruit new members for our team of Volunteer Canine Assistants. We are keen to hear from anyone who can commit to the same day each week between the hours of 8-11am.

You will be allocated to one of 4 kennel blocks, and guided by a member of our kennel staff with a variety of tasks including; cleaning kennels, helping to prepare feeds, preparing compounds for dogs to exercise, restocking of our kennel kitchens, laundry duties and exercising our dogs. A good level of physical fitness for walking and handling dogs of all shapes, sizes and strengths and other physical duties is required for this role.

Current Shift Availability:

Mondays         3 spots open  
Tuesdays        3 spots open  
Wednesdays   2 spots open  
Thursdays       4 spots open  
Fridays            4 spots open
Saturdays        2 spots open  
Sundays          3 spots open  

Volunteer Canine Assistant Role Description DOCX 1.28 MB

Volunteering Application Form DOCX 74 KB

To apply, please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Volunteer Laundry Assistant

We would like to hear from anyone interested in helping us to ensure our dogs have clean and fresh blankets / bedding available by supporting our Canine Carers in carrying out tasks associated with our on-site laundry. 

We have two laundry rooms at the centre and 4 storerooms for blankets and bedding. Shifts are more flexible but a regular commitment is required. Suggested shift times would be as follows:

Monday – Sunday

0900-1200 or 1300-1600

Volunteer Laundry Assistant Role Description DOCX 1.04 MB

Volunteering Application Form DOCX 74 KB

To apply, please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions:

I am unable to offer a weekly commitment on the same day of the week.

This role of Volunteer Canine Assistant requires a regular weekly commitment to help us ensure we can provide our kennel staff with the help, support and continuity needed to maintain an effective working environment.

I cannot commit to the timings for the Volunteer Canine Assistant shift between 8-11am?

Unfortunately, this role requires attendance between 8-11am as this is when most of our kennel tasks take place. An afternoon shift may be introduced in the near future so please check back if this is more suitable or take a look at our other volunteering roles.

What footwear/clothing will I need to wear?

We provide volunteers with a volunteer t-shirt and a high-visibility vest when they are outside. We also provide any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required.

Please note that suitable footwear is required for walking dogs.  No open footwear such as flip flops may be worn for health and safety purpose. Volunteer Canine Assistants will also be required to provide wellies whilst cleaning the kennels.