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K9 care volunteer – Arrivals Centre

By 19th May 2022Uncategorised

Purpose of the role:

Our volunteer dog carers support our dog team and ensure all health and welfare needs are met.

You will support our dog team in the day to day running of our kennels with high standards of cleaning.

Responsible to:

Arrivals welfare manager and supervisor

Main Duties:

Feeding dogs (following strict diet controls and feeding enrichment in place)

Cleaning kennels and runs, removing soiled bedding, faeces and urine

Keeping walk ways clean and sanitised

Stocking up all supplies needed on a daily basis

Ensuring kennel kitchens are clean and hygienic

Topping up and changing water

Communicate with others to report any changes or concerns in our dogs

You must be able to follow instructions

Organising shelter donations into dedicated storage areas

A desire to learn more about dog behaviours and environmental factors

Skills and qualifications:

You do not need to have qualifications for this position but previous animal husbandry experience is helpful

The role of a K9 carer is physically demanding and requires you to be fit and healthy

An understanding of cross contamination is preferred but not essential

An ability to work well with others and communicate with the wider team as well as working independently

Time commitment:

We ask for commitment and dedication to your volunteer role, and require a minimum time commitment of 4 hours between 9am and 1pm, on a set day each week

On occasion we may ask you to attend shelter fundraising events outside of these hours, if you are able to do so

Please note you must be aged 18 or over to volunteer.

Only successful applicants will be contacted

If you are interested in this volunteer position please fill out the form below

Volunteer Application Form – K9 carer
Please note you must be over 18 years of age to volunteer.
Which animal care positon are you applying for?
Please state which times you are available to volunteer.
Do you have any previous animal care experience?
Do you have any experience of animals with challenging behaviours?
Are you currently employed?