Volunteer Vacancies in Shrewsbury

Current vacancies

Dog foster carers needed in Shropshire

We are 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:


Volunteer Laundry Assistant

We are currently recruiting a Volunteer Laundry Assistant 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.

Volunteer Laundry Assistant: Role Description DOCX 940 KB

Volunteer Events Assistant

We are currently recruiting Volunteer Events Assistants to support the smooth running of Dogs Trust events by working alongside staff and other volunteers, to provide a friendly and helpful experience to our supporters and members of the public. We hold a number of events to help us raise funds as well as increase awareness of our work. Our flagship events are our rehoming centre open days and our Fun days, which take place during the summer months, as well as a rehoming centre Christmas Fair. We also hold a number of seasonal events throughout the year and attend local community shows and fairs to fundraise for and promote Dogs Trust.

Volunteer Events Assistant Role Description DOC 2.98 MB

Volunteer Meet and Greet

We are currently recruiting a Volunteer Meet and Greet to support and assist the Receptionist staff at the centre, ensuring visitors receive a warm welcome, and a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Volunteer Meet and Greet Role Description DOC 16.57 MB


Jane's Story

Jane is one of our Volunteer Dog Walkers and has been taking our canine residents for walkies for over 20 years!

Jane explains why she loves volunteering with us:

“When I’m not walking the dogs around the rehoming centre grounds I like to take them off-site into the countryside for some one-on-one time, socialisation and time away from the kennel environment. This is when I usually get a glimpse into the dog’s real personality because it tends to shine through when we are away from the kennel environment.

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a dogs life turned around and watch them head off to start the next chapter of their lives in a new home. It really is the most rewarding feeling and makes all the hard work and muddy, wet walks worthwhile.”

How to apply

To apply for any of our volunteer vacancies simply:

Unfortunately, we're only able to accept volunteers aged over 18. Find out more about becoming a volunteer.