Medical Detection Dogs could not exist without support from our valued volunteers. As a new and rapidly expanding charity we need help in all areas including:
We need a number of caring foster families in Buckinghamshire (especially Milton Keynes), Northamptonshire and Kent to look after our puppies and young dogs in training for anything up to 12 - 18 months or occasionally for shorter periods covering holidays etc.
No experience is necessary, however Puppy Socialisers are required to meet the following criteria:
- Attend regular local puppy classes?
- Be at home most of the day?
- Follow positive dog training methods?
- Regularly get out and about in all environments and situations socialising a puppy?
- Have a secure, dog-friendly garden?
- Have the time and stamina to manage an active puppy?
We provide food and equipment for the puppy and cover all veterinary costs whilst the puppy is with you. Reasonable charity related travel expenses will be covered, and support and advice is provided.
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We are considering how we can expand cover in our new office at Great Horwood Nr Milton Keynes. We are now looking for volunteers to be part of a rota to help answer the telephone and help with some administrative tasks. If you spare a half day a week please let us know.
We are looking for someone who would be happy to promote and encourage schools, colleges and companies to support us with mobile phone and ink cartridge recycling. This might include contacting people, sending out recycle bags, design and distribution of recycle posters perhaps, arranging ‘old mobile amnesty days’. This valuable role is very flexible and can be home based for an hour or two a week, occasional periods, or combined with office support at Great Horwood.
We are seeking home based national community Volunteer Fundraisers to create and co-ordinate fundraising events on behalf of Medical Detection Dogs.
Give the charity a local presence and help raise awareness of Medical Detection Dogs work, as well as raising vital funds. You will be invoved in recruiting volunteer helpers, organising and promoting events within your surrounding district speaking to local clubs and groups about the work of Medical Detection Dogs and representing Medical Detection Dogs at local events.
Do you enjoy public speaking and meeting people? If so we are looking for people who would be happy to give presentations about the work of Medical Detection Dogs to organisations, community groups, universities, colleges and schools throughout the UK. This helps to raise awareness of both Medical Detection Dogs as a charity and the health conditions we can support through our life changing work. Volunteers work from home and visit groups in their local area as little or often as they want.
Dog Club liaison officer
We are looking for people who can implemement and update a dog club database. Contact dog clubs throughout the England & Wales to request we be considered for Charity of the year.
If you are a car owner with a few hours to spare on an occasional basis we need people to transport puppies, dogs and/or equipment both short and long distances. Dog car crates can be provided.
Are you creative? Do you enjoy making things? Can you help us?
Throughout the year the charity has stands at number of events. We are looking for people who would be happy to make craft items for us to sell and raise valuable funds. Bandanas, christmas gifts, knitted items such as scarves, jewellery,hand painted flower pots.candles, bath bombs, lavender bags, toy sacks, dog beds, greeting cards, book marks bags, infact anything you enjoy making... For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reasonable volunteer expenses will be reimbursed and, where possible, there may be the opportunity to undergo training, either internally or externally, provided they support the role you have taken on.
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**IMPORTANT Please read the following before completing the Volunteer registration form
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For further information on volunteering for us please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Pam Jones: