Volunteer Canine Companion

Thursday, 6th May 2021

We are looking for new Volunteers!

We are a devoted, friendly team here at the rescue centre.

Our focus is the welfare of the dogs in our care.

 

 Canine Companion Role Description

 

Aims
 
To assist with the rehabilitation & socialisation of the dogs in our care, through exercise, play and enrichment.

 


Tasks & Responsibilities
 
To spend time with allocated dogs, walking, playing and providing stimulation.
Where appropriate, and with guidance from staff, encourage the dogs to socialise and feel comfortable with other dogs and being around people.
To groom dogs as directed by the staff.
To keep records updated as directed by the rehoming staff.
To assist the staff in keeping kennels, working and communal areas of the centre clean & tidy.
To attend appropriate training in relation to volunteering at the centre.

 

Requirements
 
Must be 18yrs or older
Experience in handling dogs preferred
Own transport due to remote location
Fit & Able to walk dogs of all shapes and sizes
Undeterred by changeable weather conditions
Ability to follow instruction
Calm, sensible, able to think on your feet
General common sense
To attend 4 initial consecutive sessions as an assessment period
Commitment to a weekly rota thereafter

 

What’s in it for you?
 
A ginormous amount of Doggy Love

Personal health & wellbeing

Working as part of a team

Commitment from our team to guide and support 

In-house training

Free refreshments

 


Additional notes
 
All volunteer canine companions must ensure they use the appropriate equipment provided and that this equipment is returned as directed at the end of a volunteering session.  
If a volunteer has any concerns or questions regarding a particular dog or their role they should speak to a member of staff immediately
Travel expenses are available to volunteers. Within reason, and has agreed by the centre manager.
While at work all staff and volunteers are required to:

Take care of their health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts and omissions
Follow centre policies and procedures for health and safety.