Volunteering

Available Opportunities

Type: Temporary
Location: Church Knowle, Dorset
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We are looking for fabulous volunteers to join our Fundraising team and help at our exciting Country Dog Show on Sunday 4th August 2024!

The role will involve helping with a variety of tasks on the day, such as:

  • Welcoming our supporters & their four-legged friends to the event

  • Running and assisting with our stalls & activities 

  • Directing visitors into our bustling car park

  • Helping our supporters on the day, and ensuring their dogs are kept well hydrated 

We would also be very grateful for any support in the lead-up to the big day, by helping us to spread the word and promote the event across the local area.

This position is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a varied & fun role and would like to gain experience within events.

Volunteers will need to be 18+ years of age to undertake this role.

To apply for this volunteering opportunity, please complete the Volunteer Application Form below and email this to our friendly team at: comms@mgar.org.uk

Apply via: Application Form (please note that we recommend downloading this form on a desktop and not a mobile).

Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset
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We are recruiting wonderful Volunteer Van Drivers to join the Retail team at Margaret Green Animal Rescue!

We are looking for volunteers to help on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9am - 4pm each week.

The role will involve helping with our generous supporters' collections & donations and transferring stock between our Church Knowle centre and 7 charity shops across Dorset. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to support a local charity and to make a real difference to our Retail team, who are playing a vital part in raising funds for our rescue animals.

A full, clean driving license is essential. 

Volunteers will need to be 18+ years of age to undertake this role.

To apply for this volunteering role, please complete the Volunteer Application Form below and email this to: tom.chant@mgar.org.uk

Apply via: Application Form (please note that we recommend downloading this form on a desktop and not a mobile)

Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset
Salary: Unpaid volunteer role
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Our volunteers are an incredibly ‘im-paw-tant’ part of our team. There is something so special about donating your time in order to improve the lives of those who do not have a voice to ask for help.

Do you love being at the heart of the charity retail community? Are you a real ‘people person,’ who also has an artistic flair for creativity? If so, then we may just have the perfect volunteer role for you!

We have 7 charity shops across Dorset with our most recent opening in December 2023, right in the heart of the Wareham community in this beautiful & historic town.

Our aim is to raise funds for the rescue animals who need us through our charity shops, and to promote our work to wonderful, local supporters.

We are always on the lookout for fabulous volunteers to join our teams in Dorset, and we would love to hear from you!

There are so many benefits to be gained by those who would like to come on board with us:

  • Meet new friends… and some gorgeous dogs in our four-legged friendly shops

  • Gain new professional skills

  • Use your knowledge & expertise for a great cause

  • Improve your wellbeing & fitness

  • Get the feel-good factor knowing how ‘pawsome’ you are!

An Overview Of The Role

  • Greeting supporters and receiving donations

  • Sorting through and preparing new stock for the shop floor

  • Creating exciting, different window displays to entice supporters to shop with us

  • Using the till to serve supporters who are shopping with us

  • Positively promoting Gift Aid as a free & easy way to boost donations

Full training is given to all our wonderful volunteers. We recognise the amazing and generous commitment you are making to our charity, and we want to invest in you too!

Not only that, our volunteers also receive a 10% discount when buying donated items, which is a gesture of gratitude from us, to you.

If you can spare a few hours, or more, each week to become a highly-valued member of our team, please apply by completing our Application Form and emailing Tom Chant, Retail Area Manager, at: tom.chant@mgar.org.uk

Download here: Application Form (please note that we recommend downloading this form on a desktop and not a mobile)

Alternatively, please pop into your nearest shop for a chat. We would love to see you!

Type: Temporary
Location: Lincoln Farm, Dorset
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Our Lincoln Farm centre in Dorset has the exciting opportunity for Work Placement students to assist our Animal Welfare staff in the kennel environment.

We have availability for block placements of 1 - 2 weeks throughout the year, with hours ranging from 7am – 3:30pm.

This varied role will involve helping with the daily care of our rescue dogs, including; cleaning of kennels and other areas, making feeds and food activity toys, exercising, bathing, basic training and of course, spending lots of time with our rescue dogs!

We are looking for students who are:

  • Enthusiastic about animal welfare
  • Reliable, trustworthy and patient
  • Happy to work in all weathers and not afraid of getting dirty
  • Able to handle dogs of all shapes and sizes

We kindly request that applicants are completing their work placement as part of their course, through a school or college.

Students will need to be 16+ years of age to undertake this role.

To apply for this volunteering opportunity, please complete the Volunteer Application Form below and email this to: LFVolunteers@MGAR.org.uk

Apply via: Application Form (please note that we recommend downloading this form on a desktop and not a mobile)