Volunteer For Us

Available Opportunities

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: Permanent
Location: Lincoln Farm, Dorset
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We are looking for a fabulous volunteer to help with simple DIY tasks and odd jobs at our Lincoln Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre for Dogs in Winterborne Kingston, Dorset.

The role will involve helping with simple tasks, such as:

  • Mending broken fencing
  • Fixing kennel catches
  • Dealing with dripping taps
  • Other varied jobs as required

Days and times are flexible.

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

If you would like to make a difference to a local charity and get involved, we would love to hear from you!

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

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

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)

    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 Wednesday or a Thursday from 9am - 4pm each week. 

    The role will involve helping with customer collections and donations and transferring stock between our 7 shops across Dorset. 

    It will be a fantastic opportunity to support a local charity and to make a real difference to our Retail team. 

    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 opportunity, 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)