Become A Volunteer

Do you LOVE dogs? Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Would you like to gain some experience working with dogs in a friendly and progressive canine establishment? Or are you retired with time on your hands and want to keep active?

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If you answered yes to any of the above, and you are aged 16 years or above, we would love to hear from you. The role includes helping us to look after our day care dogs, taking part in play activities, helping at mealtimes, going on dog walks with staff and helping staff with doggyfit and gym sessions. We are also looking for volunteers to support our many activities in different groups such as our puppy playgroup, weight management and exercise group and Rally O Club.  Although you won’t be paid, there are other beneficial rewards we can offer, such as training opportunities and work experience. Also, volunteering can:

  • Help build confidence and self-esteem
  • Allow you to meet new people and dogs
  • Provide new experiences which can be fun and rewarding
  • Help create a good CV

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If you are interested, please get in touch with us by phone on 01792 793444, or call in to see us during our opening hours. Alternatively, you can download our volunteering application form and send it to:

Lesley Johnston
The Dognasium
Unit 9, Gilsea Park
5 Mona Close
Swansea Enterprise Park
Swansea
SA6 8RJ

Click here to download the Volunteer Role Profile
Click here to download the Volunteer Agreement
Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form

We look forward to meeting you!!


 

Volunteer Viewpoint

“I started out volunteering with the Dognasium just after it first opened. This has actually resulted in me getting a part time job with them and I couldn’t be more grateful.

The benefits from volunteering I found were amazing! It gave me a better understanding of dogs as i was observing and interacting with them on a weekly basis. I was also invited to join in on training evenings which gave me me more knowledge on the behaviourism of dogs.

It helped me learn new skills with being a part of a team and gave me a greater understanding of the job role they do. The team are amazing. Very friendly, helpful, welcoming and appreciative of the time you give them.

The dogs also make volunteering all the more worth while. I have always had a personal love for dogs and seeing their faces and wagging tails when you walk through the door brought so much fulfilment to my time there that i never wanted to leave!

I have made a new network of friends from being there. My social skills have improved, it has advanced my career opportunities as it looks really good on my CV! It makes me feel a part of a team which gives me a sense of purpose and I couldn’t be more thankful that I put my name down to volunteer”

Lauren