Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372
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Volunteer

STRAY AID - CURRENT VOLUNTEER ROLES

Please click on link to download application form volunteer application form

ANIMAL WELFARE - CURRENT VACANCY 

Role: Volunteers are required to work in the kennels and 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 kennels and veterinary centre staff, carrying out checks on the dogs, cleaning kennels and maintaining standards, attending to the needs of individual dogs (e.g. grooming and nail-clipping) and taking general care of the animals in the kennels and 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

 

ANIMAL WELFARE (CATTERY) – CURRENT VACANCY 

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

 

EVENTS AND CHARITY AWARENESS - CURRENT VACANCY

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

 

RECEPTION - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to work in reception, providing friendly and efficient customer service in a busy environment both in person and over the telephone

Duties: Greeting staff, volunteers, customers and visitors, answering the telephone, dealing with enquiries, providing excellent service to customers and carrying out a range of IT and administration tasks

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, good administration skills with attention to detail, good communication, customer care skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

RE-HOMING ADMINSTRATION - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to support the administration of the re-homing process

Duties: Supporting customers through the rehoming process, completing re-homing and pet plan insurance paperwork, providing advice on introducing a dog to a new home and collating all documentation when dogs are re-homed

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, good administration skills with attention to detail, good communication, customer care skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT - CURRENT VACANCY

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: 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 - CURRENT VACANCY

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

 

CHARITY SHOPS - CURRENT VACANCY

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Download and complete our volunteer application form and send to:

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

Contact Us

Affiliates

Wilson Vet Group

News

Annual Dog Show Sunday 28th May 2017 at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Published 15/04/2017
On Sunday 28th May we will be holding our Annual Dog Show at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, TS21 2DN, 10am-4pm. Parking on site is available next to the show ring at a cost of £2 up to 2 hours and £3 over 2 hours. There will be 17 classes to enter so always something for everyone, all classes have an entry fee of £2.  We will also be joined by Scrappy the Fire Dog and a HMP Search Do...…read more

12 Dogs of Christmas Update

Published 16/01/2017
So our intrepid volunteers have completed their task! Hannah Critchlow has slept, with her Stray Aid rescue dog Jasper, for the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas", staring on Christmas Day night. Each night she was joined by another Stray Aid volunteer and their ex-Stray Aid rescue dog. Here are their stories: On this, the first night of Christmas me and Jasper here will be s...…read more

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