Featured Dog

Lucaluca- romanian

Sex - Male

Age - 1-2 years

Breed - Romanian Cross

Size - Medium

History - Luca has come over from Romania where there are thousands of stray dogs living on the streets. He is one of the lucky few who got brought to England for the chance at a better life. Romanian dogs are often treated badly and so they learn early in life to be cautious of humans in their fight for survival.

Personality - Luca is slowly starting to come out of his shell. Once you win his affection he likes having his ears rubbed and is starting to play with toys. He's very wary of people and takes time to warm up. It's such a rewarding moment when he comes out to greet you and asks for a love.

A little message from Luca -

"I'm still very scared and frightened that something bad might happen to me, life was hard in Romania. I want a quiet home with a nice human I can learn to trust"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, may be able to live with cats, adult only home (16yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Volunteering/Work Experience

 Volunteering/Work Experience 

We rely on volunteers to help us do the work we do and continue to help dogs in this area.

We have a number of volunteer positions available at present. Part of being a volunteer with us means you need to be reliable as we need people to turn up for their volunteer shift so we can adequately care for the dogs and get other tasks done. We are open 365 days of the year therefore if there is ever a time you are not able to come in for your shift you must give us as much notice as possible, and not less than 48 hours notice so we can arrange cover.

If you would like to get involved in helping the Rescue, please complete and send the form below. Once the form has been received, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted by a member of the current Rescue Team.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE WEEKLY AVAILABILITY EVERY WEEK, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THE ROLE COMPETANTLY.

YOU MUST BE OVER 18

Work Experience - to undertake work experience with us you need to be over the age of 16 and be studying at a college. Contact us via the volunteering form below.

 


 

Administration Roles -

All of these roles require at least 2hours per week, EVERY WEEK!

Web Developer - We need a volunteer web developer for approximately 2hrs per week to help us with our website. If you have the skills and would like to get involved please complete the form below.

Videographer - We need a volunteer videographer or someone with a keen interest in video production for approximately 2 hours per week to help us with our Youtube account and to take and edit videos of our dogs and events. If you have the skills and would like to get involved please complete the form below.

Administrative Assistant - must be available for at least 2hours each week. You must have excellent computer, organisational and people skills. You will be helping us process customer enquiries, send emails, organise home checks and support visits, contact supporters to offer thanks and collate gift aid forms etc.

Photographer - available for 2hours per week, every week. To take photos of the dogs in our care to allow us to advertise them and increase our rehoming rate and speed.

Gift Aid Administrator - to be able to complete our gift aid returns each month, available for at least 2hours per week, You must have excellent computer, organisational and people skills. You will be helping us process our gift aid, contacting supporters to get gift aid forms completed and processing the gift aid claims with HMRC. All this work has to be completed to a strict monthly deadline.

DD Processor - to be able to process new DD's each month, manage cancelled and failed DD's, be available for at least 2hours per week, You must have excellent computer, organisational and people skills. You will be helping us process our Direct Debits, contacting supporters who have set up a DD for us, sorting out failed and cancelled DD's and and processing the gift aid claims. All this work has to be completed to a strict monthly deadline.


 Dog Related Roles

All of these roles require a weekly commitment of at least 4hours per week, every week (excluding dog walking, which is a flexible role)

Dog Walking - You must be over 16 years old, bring photographic I.D and proof of current address with you, read and sign the terms and conditions and then you are ready to go. Children must be over 10 years old and accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. You must adhere to our terms and conditions and listen to any instructions the staff give you about walking each individual dog. You cannot bring your own dog or children under 10.

You DO NOT need to complete the volunteer application form to dog walk. Just turn up between 8-12pm or 5-9pm any day of the week.

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Kennel VolunteersWe do have some shifts available in the kennels at the moment.

You must be over 18 to work in the the kennels, and be fairly confident in handling all different types of dogs. The duties include cleaning kennels, feeding, walking, playing with the dogs, general housekeeping duties including washing pots, folding washing, sweeping and mopping floors etc. Helping the staff with donations, training, and socialising the dogs.

 

If you are interested in doing some kennel shifts you must be willing to COMMIT TO A REGULAR WEEKLY SHIFT. We get let down a lot by people who turn up once and then never come again so we really need people who will be dedicated to coming on a regular basis.

Shifts are 6.30am - 12midday or 4-9.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8-12pm or 5-9pm Friday - Sunday

You must be reliable and committed, confident and able to follow instructions, have the ability to work on your own intiative and have a love of dogs. A keeness to get dirty and wet as that is how you will spend most shifts and a commitment to come every week regardless of the weather.

You must be willing to be a key holders and take on the responsibiity that role entails, to be able to open up the kennels or close down on your own, early in the morning or late at night.

Home Checkers - To carry out home checks on potential adopters, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle, you must be able to manage your own workload and be committed to carry out a home check promptly within 7 days of being requested. You need to be a great people person, be able to offer advice and not be afraid of turning an unsuitable home down.

We have availability in the following areas for Support Visitors - outside of HU postcodes, nationwide.

Support Visitors - To carry out suport visits on our rehomed dogs, you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle, you must be able to manage your own workload and be committed to carry out a support visit promptly within the required timescales (currently 4weeks after adoption and every 12months thereafter). You need to be a great people person, be able to offer advice and not be afraid of having difficult conversations if you are concerned about the welfare of the dog.

We have availability in the following areas for Support Visitors - outside of HU postcodes, nationwide.

 


 

 

 

Ancillary Roles

(these roles are as important as the dog related roles but don't get an much support from volunteers)

These roles require at least one day per month (10am - 4pm)

You must be confident handling a dog as you will need to use one of our dogs for these roles, you must have transport and be willing to work alone, you need to be able to collect a dog and all the equipment from our centre and return it, you must be great with people and be able to work in all weathers.

Street Collection Volunteers - We desperately need people to help with Street Collections. It means standing with one of our collectors and a rescue dog at our display, thanking people who put donations into the buckets and passing out leaflets about the rescue. It is a great way to get chatting to people about the dogs and you may even help get one of the dogs adopted.

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Event Organisers/Volunteers - When we have events such as dog shows, stalls and craft fairs we always need help to organise attractions, suppliers, help with set-up, running stalls, sourcing raffle prizes etc. We are increasing the amount of events we run and attend at the moment so we would be grateful of extra help.

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Car Boot Volunteers - We are looking for people who can run car boot stalls for us. We have a lot of items donated to sell on to raise funds and car boot sales are the best way to do this. We need people who have their own transport, we can provide a table, donation bucket, banner and some leaflets. We will also book the pitch. If you are a driver and can spare the occasional Sunday morning then please get in touch.

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Please note, although we try and communicate with people straight away, due to the nature of the charity and limited funding our response may not be immediate. You will receive a welcome e-mail from our volunteer co-ordinator you should look out for this e-mail.

Thank you. 

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