Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372Registered with Fund Raising Regulator
0300 999 4247
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Please click on link to download application form volunteer application form


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


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



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


Download and complete our volunteer application form and send to:

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

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Holly's Happy New Year!

Published 07/01/2019
So many of you have asked how Holly is doing since she was brought to the centre and many will remember the pictures that were published on her arrival. We will never know how anyone could cause such cruelty but we are so pleased to how she has responded to care and attention on a daily basis. Despite her road to recovery still in the early days she has become a very lovin...…read more

Holly's Story

Published 27/12/2018
Holly's Story. Holly (DU533-18) was found in Coundon, Bishop Auckland, just 5 days before Christmas. Her condition is possibly one of the worst we have ever seen, she could barely hold her own head up, she was unable to stand. We will likely never know her story before that day. Over the last 7 days we have worked hard to ensure Holly is warm and safe, our vet has worked closel...…read more


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