We all know money isn’t always something you can donate but we are always looking for volunteers to help us with all things that take over the day-to-day running of Just For Dogs and all it costs is your time! We have a lovely but small team of volunteers already, but if you would like to join us we are always looking for people who can donate their time to help with any of the following:
DOG WALKING – OPEN INVITATION, ANY MORNING FROM 9.00am TILL 11.00am (except Bank Holidays)
Dog walking – Not feeling the old Gym Session? Dread the thought of working out? Love to walk but miss the companionship of a faithful friend? Why not volunteer your services for a couple of hours each week or more if you wish? Here at JFD we fully appreciate that not everyone can commit to a set morning or mornings every week, you may work shifts, have children or grandchildren to look after or other charitable commitments, making it impossible for you to tie yourself down? And that’s ok, once you are registered with us you can arrive at 9am any morning you choose. As you can imagine all of our dogs love a break from their kennels and if we have more volunteers one day than we do on another and some dogs may just get more than one walk in a morning, well? We never hear them complaining!! Its a fabulous excuse to get outside and go for a walk along the picturesque country lanes here in Brailsford, and we think you’ll find it’s one of the cheapest, friendliest and best gyms in the country!! We have different types of dogs of many shapes and sizes all individually tailored to suit your own experience and capabilities!!!!
KENNEL ASSISTANT/CANINE CARER – 7.30-8.00am start TILL 10.00am finish (or later if you wish) ANY MORNING OF YOUR CHOOSING BUT ON A ROTA BASIS
Muckin’ out is not the most glamorous of jobs but we always find it worthwhile and have a great time when we get to play and cuddle the dogs once their sleeping quarters are all spick & span!! The dogs are very grateful and we know they would do it themselves if only they could hold a broom!!
TIDIER UPPERS! BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9.00am and 11.am ANY MORNING
We are always busy taking in new arrivals and helping to rehabilitate and find homes for our dogs, tidying up is very often a task we never get round to. So if you love tidying up and are a strong believer in ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ then we would love to have you organise us for a couple of hours any morning!
PAINTING, GARDENING & GENERAL MAINTENANCE
We have quite a large area and maintenance is an on-going project – from mowing the lawns to painting the out-buildings, from DIY to building!! If you have the skills and the time then we can certainly help you with enthusiasm and lots of tea. AND, most importantly, the company of a helping paw, wet and muddy nose, or two!
ADMINISTRATION, SECRETARIAL, RECEPTION SKILLS
Thank you letters, begging letters, designing posters etc. are all important tasks that need to be undertaken on an almost daily basis and are essential to our continued success, they are also tasks that can easily be completed in the comfort of home when volunteers have an hour or two to spare. Our small but dedicated team here at JFD are ‘Jack of all Trades, but Masters of None’ (it’s a case of having to be) so if therefore you obtain any of the aforementioned skills and feel you can contribute in this field then we would dearly love to hear from you.
So, if you just want to keep a dog company or maybe you are really good with administration, DIY or cleaning we are always looking for volunteers, so please do get in touch with us if you feel you have the time to help.
After a busy few hours volunteering, you can sit back, put your feet up and relax in the knowledge that you really have made a difference to the quality of life here as it’s all – JUST FOR DOGS! Thank you JFD xx
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