Oakwood Dog Rescue was set up in 2009 initially to support current clients who could no longer take care of their dogs for whatever reason, and has since grown to rescue dogs from across the UK. The Rescue works tirelessly to take in, assess and rehome as many dogs as possible. Volunteer responsibilities: -Exercising/walking rescue dogs
Dog Walking - You must be over 16 years old, and you must 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.
Kennel Volunteers - We 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.
Dog Walkers - Monday-Sunday 8am-12pm & 5pm-9pm, come rain or shine, in snow, and on Bank Holidays, Christmas day etc. The dogs always need walking.
Kennel Shifts - Shifts are between the hours of 6.30am - 12midday & 4-9.30pm Tuesday to Thursday, and 8-12pm and 5-9pm Friday - Monday. You do not need to commit to the full shift, but you must commit to at least 2 hours and at the same time each week.