Volunteer & Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

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Volunteer Vacancies

Do you want to be part of our team, saving lives in the North East but without the full-time commitment? How about volunteering?

Our volunteers play such a huge role in helping us to continue our work and we are recruiting right now for the following…

Charity Shop Assistant

Another great volunteering role is a charity shop assistant. Volunteering in our charity shops is another very flexible role.

You could help with anything from serving customers on the till to sorting out donations, steaming, tagging and putting out new stock on the shop floor.

Our charity shops are so important to us as they bring in extra income to help with ever increasing running costs.

If you’re looking to help out, maybe to fill an hour or so before or after the school run, why not volunteer and help a good cause as well?


We are currently looking for a volunteer gardener for our Benton shelter.

This role will involve:

  • Gardening on site including grass cutting
  • Painting
  • Deep cleaning using pressure washer
  • Highlight any health and safety issues
  • Any additional jobs issued by site supervisor

Equine Volunteer

We are also looking for an equine volunteer to help out with our horses and donkeys.

Duties will involve:

  • Grooming
  • Hoof picking
  • Turning out
  • Mucking out stables

If you are interested in any of these volunteer roles, please download, fill out and return the form below. You can email, post or drop off your form using the details below.

Please note that it may take us 2-3 weeks to get back to successful applicants.

DO NOT call us to chase up your application as we are still running on minimal staff and we need to keep our phone lines free.

Email: info@dogandcatshelter.com

Post to or drop off at: Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter, Benton North Farm, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8EH