What is the commitment?
Once you have completed the training session you are a member of the group. There is no formal commitment required other than attending the training. Our aim is for you to enjoy the time spent with the animals and feel the satisfaction of making a difference in the life of at least one animal.
For teenagers – a parent must accompany them to the training session to sign the indemnity form. We also prefer that the parent attends the training session, so that they understand what their child will be involved in as a participant of the programme.
Teenagers are required to confirm their attendance during the week for the Saturday they want to participate in. We need to make sure there is an experienced adult volunteer on site to supervise them at all times.
- Training sessions are held once a month, usually the second Saturday of the month but please make an enquiry to confirm the date.
- It is recommended that you wear trainers or similar type shoes, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. The walking areas are in grassy paddocks with an uneven surface and frequent doggie landmines and the dogs are excited, energetic and looking forward to attention so you will get jumped on, licked and covered in dog or cat hair.
- We do provide leads but as they continually go missing donations towards replacements are greatly welcomed. If you become a regular walker we recommend having your own collar and lead.
- Donations of food, blankets, etc are always welcome BUT for the Saturday programme please only bring dog biscuits (i.e. Beenos) and cat nibbles as treats.
Please do not bring rawhide chews, cow hooves, biltong, etc as these not only cause upset tummies but can lead to jealousy in the shared kennels.
- Sturdy, durable toys are also always appreciated and most welcome.
Ready to Volunteer?
You can fill in the registration form below or contact the Volunteer group organiser, Megan on firstname.lastname@example.org