Merseyside Dogs Home was established in February 2013 and works closely with the local dog warden services to take in, rehabilitate and rehome the unclaimed and unwanted stray dogs of Merseyside. We are the only rescue in Merseyside dealing with local lost dogs, relying totally on public support. We receive no government or lottery funding so rely on donations from members of the public to continue our vital work. One big focus of our work is education both in the community and for local dog owners. Staff members visit local schools and educational establishments to talk about responsible pet ownership and we also run our monthly consultation days for any dog owner on Merseyside. But Merseyside Dogs Home isn’t just about helping dogs; it is about helping people as well. We know the importance and benefit of human-dog interaction and have pioneered a ‘pets as therapy’ programme along with a local homeless centre to help vulnerable people’s rehabilitation. The scheme helps people who are in need of support to give them hope and purpose through interaction with the rescue dogs.
Front of House Volunteer
Our Front of House Volunteers are vital in providing support to our Kennels team, by assisting and advising customers, and offering support to the Reception staff.
We are looking for Volunteers who can help provide our visitors with a warm welcome and direct them around to view the dogs.
This includes things like meeting and greeting visitors within the public kennel block, and advising them of certain information to take them of the rehoming process.
Once settled into the role, volunteers will also be given the opportunity (subject to training) to have responsibility of certain dogs so that visitors can interact with them.
What would I be doing?
What skills would be useful?
When would I be volunteering?
The role is available on Mondays to Sundays (the same day each week), and requires a weekly commitment to the shift pattern: 10:00am-16:00pm.
We are looking for a regular commitment over at least six months.
Please note that this role does not involve working directly with our dogs until after a period of settling into the role, and after dog handling training has been undertaken.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 30-07-2016