Volunteering

An organisation like the Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, is dependent on fund-raising for its survival and much of those funds are raised by unpaid volunteers, who are a hugely important part of our organisation.

With a new Rescue Centre being built, we are actively expanding our fund raising programme and urgently require volunteers to help with our street and supermarket collections.  These collections are a vital stream of income for us.  Taking part in a street collection will mean you giving up a couple of hours of your time to help the dogs and is a really rewarding experience !

We also need volunteers to help at events with a variety of tasks, for example at our Annual Dog Show and are asking for volunteers to help with car parking, running a stall and serving refreshments.

These are just a couple of examples of how you can help us.  If you would like to be part of the next exciting chapter in the Society`s history then we would love to hear from you.  We don`t mind if you don`t have previous experience – we just need enthusiastic people with a desire to help ! If you would like to help contact us.

Volunteers also help at the Rescue Centre with walking the dogs.  Volunteers need to be 16 or over.  There is a simple registration process – please bring some photo ID.  Dog walking is during the opening hours from 10.30am to 2pm, six days a week.  Dog walking does not need to be on a regular basis.  Please call on the day you would like to walk after 9am.  The Rescue Centre is closed on Wednesdays.  Those under 16 can accompany an adult who is registered to dog walk but the adult must hold the lead and be in charge of the dog at all times.    Please advise in advance of any special needs as all dog walking is off site.  If you feel you could spare some time to volunteer, please Contact Us.  AT THIS TIME WE ARE OVERSUBSCRIBED AND ARE NOT TAKING FURTHER APPLICATIONS.

Work Experience

There are limited opportunities for work experience but we do need plenty of notification.  Please email cdrsoffice@aol.com or telephone the Rescue Centre on 01296 623885.

 

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