As the UK’s largest rehoming charity, we have every breed of opportunity for you to get involved with, to match all manner of interests and skillsets.

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Why volunteer for us?

Volunteering with us is one of the best ways you can support our work for rescue dogs and help us get even more pooches back on their paws!

It's important to us all of our volunteers are comfortable and confident in their role. So when joining our team you'll be given all the training you need. We'll support you in developing new skills and gaining further experience in whatever role you choose.

Give your time today and help us care for dogs when they need us most.

Our volunteering opportunities

From raising money working in our charity shops to helping our rehoming centres as a dog walker, gardener, or foster carer, - there are plenty of fetching volunteering roles to get involved with, have fun, and help our four-legged friends to live their best lives.

Becoming a volunteer

For the majority of our volunteering roles, the main requirement is a positive attitude and a love of dogs (even if it’s at a distance)!

We welcome volunteering applications from all backgrounds but will be sure to list any specific requirements needed in the role descriptions. However we do ask that all of our volunteers are over the age of 18. 

Our rehoming centre or shop volunteers typically contribute up to three hours a week, but we are grateful for any time you can commit and would love to hear from you.

What it's like to volunteer for us

Wondering what it’s like to volunteer with us? Hear directly from our volunteers in our video series, Volunteering Tails.

How to become a volunteer

Find the role for you

From working in our charity shops to helping our rehoming centres - there are plenty of roles to get involved with, have fun, and help our four-legged friends.

Find the role for you
Search our volunteer vacancies

Ready to get started? Search for volunteer vacancies in your area. Find the vacancy that's right for you and start your application.

Search our volunteer vacancies
Start your application

Complete our simple application form and if you look like you're a good match we'll be in touch to find out more, or to invite you for an informal interview.

Come along for an interview

To help us get to know each other a little better we'll invite you along for an informal interview. You'll need to bring along photographic ID, such as a passport or driving licence, and current proof of address, so we can verify your identity.

Getting started in your role

If you're application is successful you'll receive a comprehensive induction. It's important that all of our volunteers are comfortable and confident in their role. 


Do I need any specific skills to volunteer?

Generally, no. You don’t need specific skills to volunteer with us. It may be beneficial to have a working knowledge …

Will volunteering affect my benefits?

No. Volunteering should not affect the benefits you receive. It is generally advised to check with your local issuing …

Will I need to bring anything with me to volunteer with you?

We will need to see photographic evidence of your identity, such as a passport or drivers licence and we will need to …

I’m not a British national, can I still volunteer?

If you are a resident of one of the member states within the EU/EEA there are no restrictions on volunteering. …

How old do I need to be to volunteer with you?

We do ask that all of our volunteers are over the age of 18. 

Applications from everyone aged over 18 are always …