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Dogs Trust are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and care for over 17,000 dogs each year through their network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK - and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust Kenilworth is the largest of their centres and cares for as many as 180 dogs at any one time. The charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners.
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Volunteering at the Dogs Trust is available as a regular and one-off activity.
Volunteers at the Dogs Trust will mainly help to exercise the dogs. Volunteers who are interested in the regular sessions will also help with other duties such as food preparation and maintaining cleanliness of the kennels.
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Dogs Trust Kenilworth, Honiley, CV8 1NP
Transport from campus will be provided for the one-off and regular volunteer days organised through Warwick Volunteers.
If you wish to volunteer at the centre independently, you will need to arrange your own transport.
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Training Days for regular volunteers runs from 10:30 to 15:30. It is essential to attend a training day before you can attend a regular afternoon session.
Regular Afternoon Sessions run from 12:00 to 16:00. Dates will be confirmed shortly. Places for these sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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Being passionate about dogs and their welfare is a key requirement.
Please note that training and instructions will be provided by the Dogs Trust staff. It is important that you follow these instructions to ensure that both you and the animals are safe.
Any tattoos will need to be covered and no vibrant hair colourings are permitted, any facial jewellery or dangling earrings will need to be removed.
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Why get involved?
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Feedback from volunteers:
It was very well-organised. I thoroughly enjoyed walking the dogs, and spending time with/around the dogs and people who are passionate about their welfare.
I enjoyed playing with dogs and meeting new friends! And the personnel there in the dog trust are all very welcoming, it's a wonderful experience!
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How to get involved
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Regular VolunteeringYou must attend a training day before you can attend a regular afternoon session. The training day for term 2 is:Friday, 16th of FebruaryPlease note that the training day and afternoon sessions have limited spaces and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Regular volunteering sessions will take place in the afternoons from 12 noon to 4.00pm on the following days:Tuesday 23rd JanuaryThursday 8th FebruaryThursday 15th FebruaryFriday 2nd MarchTuesday 13th MarchOne-Off VolunteeringDates for one-off volunteer days will be listed on: www.warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteeringPlease contact the volunteers main office for more firstname.lastname@example.org 76572763
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