DOG WALKERS/GENERAL HELPERS
We are now in a position to invite Volunteers to put forward their details to help us at the rescue.
Volunteers are asked to consider being able to commit to regular hours at the rescue, so jobs and staff time can be organised around volunteers present on that day. They will be asked to join a Facebook/Whatsapp page where volunteers will be kept up to date with news and information so everyone feels involved.
Jobs to help with :
Vinted - sorting, pricing, listing clothes for sale on Vinted , that have been donated. No money handling involved.
Gardening - Help with keeping the kennels and surrounding areas weeded, strimmed and mowed (particularly in the summer months)
Scanning past photos of rescued dogs to enter into a memory bank.
Help with attending Car boots sales to help raise funds
Attending any onsite activities or events (dates TBC)
All these above roles still help the dogs indirectly, helping raise vital funds. So if you are nervous of dogs but still wish to help, then they are ideal.
All kennel care work including walking the dogs and spending time in the kennels with them and walking them in the paddocks and surrounding area. Cleaning used kennels and keeping kennels areas disinfected and tidy. Helping with ideas for dog enrichment for resident and new arrivals and helping to improve their living spaces when we have time, in between new arrivals.
ANYONE wanting to work with the dogs must do the online course on the 'Coursera' website named :
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS - this course is run by Edinburgh University. It is free to do and takes around 16 hours to complete.
We do not require you to pay for a certificate but DO NEED a screenshot of the course pass certificate. This should be sent with your application. This course will help us have more confidence that people offering to help have some understanding of dog behaviour and especially body language. We take dogs in from Romania and the UK. Many may have had a traumatic start to their life or have past history
that has affected their temperament. They need people to be calm, quiet and able to sometimes, just sit without having any contact with them, to just give them time to be in the presence of someone, enabling them to learn to trust humans (hence the body language knowledge). Many have been in homes already and are playful and just need a little help learning to walk in a harness, so can be walked soon after arriving. We have some long term volunteers onsite and volunteering hours may have to be arranged around when they are in attendance. We do have a minimum age limit which will added here in due course. In the new year we will have a morning when we invite new volunteers into the rescue for a meet and greet with each other, which all new volunteers will be required to attend, before starting. (Doesn't apply to work experience students on the day). This date has not been set yet and is liable to a date delay.
Please understand that we are a small rescue, although we have a good following which we are very grateful for, but for the reason we are small, we may have to turn down some applications. If you have any questions, please ring the rescue (avoiding Thursdays - viewings booking day) and speak to Jo.
07808003125 11-3 Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri
Please email any applications (and pass screenshots if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you date the applications.
Applications can be found on the Halfway Home Dog Rescue Website.