Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372Registered with Fund Raising Regulator
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Volunteer

 

STRAY AID - CURRENT VOLUNTEER ROLES

Please click on link to download application form volunteer application form

 

RE-HOMING CATTERY

Role: Volunteers are required to work in the cattery, carrying out a range of tasks that support the general health and wellbeing of the cats. 

Duties: Supporting the daily routine of the cattery, carrying out checks on the cats, cleaning, feeding and maintaining standards, attending to the needs of individual cats (e.g. grooming and socialisation) and taking general care of the animals in the cattery 

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confident in handling cats, interest in animal welfare and care, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

RE-HOMING KENNELS  

Role: Volunteers are required to work in the re-homing kennels, carrying out a range of tasks that support the general health and wellbeing of the dogs  

Duties: Cleaning kennels, feeding dogs and providing fresh water, washing bowls, changing bedding, giving medication, socialising and walking dogs, adhering to health and safety procedures and introducing dogs to the public during the re-homing process  

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, ability to undertake manual labour, confident in handling dogs, interest in animal welfare and care, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

EVENTS AND CHARITY AWARENESS

Role: Volunteers are required to organise and support a programme of fundraising events and raise awareness of Stray Aid in the community. 

Duties: Generating new ideas for fundraising, organising events, transporting dogs to events in Stray Aid vehicles, working with a range of organisations, attending fundraising events and promoting the work of the charity 

Person Specification: Reliable, ability to organise and/or assist with events, good communication skills and confidence working with dogs and the public, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

CHARITY SHOPS

Role: Volunteers are required to work in Stray Aid’s charity shops, which are based in Seaham and Blackhall

Duties: Welcoming and assisting customers, managing and displaying stock, serving customers, handling transactions and keeping the shop clean and tidy

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confidence in working with the public, verbal communication skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

  

ANIMAL WELFARE

Role: Volunteers are required to work in the veterinary centre, carrying out a range of tasks that support the general health and wellbeing of the dogs. 

Duties: Supporting the daily routine of the veterinary centre, carrying out checks on the dogs, cleaning and maintaining cleanliness, attending to the needs of individual dogs (e.g. grooming and nail-clipping) and taking general care of the animals in the veterinary centre 

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confident in handling dogs, interest in animal welfare and care, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT 

Role: Volunteers are required to support a variety of administration processes within the charity 

Duties: A variety of administrative tasks including filing, maintaining databases, keeping records and rotas up to date, updating the website and communicating on social media 

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, administration and IT experience, organisational and written communication skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

IT, PR AND MARKETING 

Role: Volunteers are required to market and promote the work of the charity through local networks, media and social media channels 

Duties: Developing the charity’s social media communication channels, publicising the charity’s work through local and national networks, developing links with the corporate sector and increasing the charity’s presence in local media

Person Specification: Reliable, IT experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, confidence in working with a range of organisations and networks, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Download and complete our volunteer application form and send to:

Stray Aid Rescue Centre, Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4EL or email it to volunteers@strayaid.org.uk. You will then be invited to attend a welcome meeting.

Contact Us

Affiliates

Fundraising RegulatorChosen Paw linkWilson Vet Group

News

Stray Aid Annual Dog Show Sunday 2nd June

Published 28/05/2019
It's that time of year again, and this time our annual dog show and fun day is bigger and better than ever! At East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham DH1 3SG. Entries from 9.30am, judging starts at 11am. With 40 stalls booked in, food, drink and entertainment for the kids, it's a real family fun day! Car parking £2 per car with a free programme. Entries £2 per dog per class …read more

Sad news

Published 07/04/2019
When dear little Poppy arrived at Stray Aid on 9th October 2018, we were so very worried about her. She was 15 years old, blind and deaf, and with a host of age-related problems, we knew that only a very special person would take her on.  Thankfully she touched the heart of George who volunteers at our Blackhall charity shop, he came down and met her, and that was it! They fell in...…read more

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