WE NEED YOU!
It’s not all about dog walking and cat cuddling!
Dog walkers and cat cuddlers are of course vital roles within PAWS and we certainly welcome applications from those who would like to work with the animals!
However, we would also love to welcome applicants who can bring skills from their own areas of expertise – the things you do in your normal job!
What we are looking for...
We particularly need people with experience in the following areas:
(URGENTLY NEEDED), Maintenance and DIY help, Legal, Cleaning, General administration, Purchasing, Cat Care , Dog Walking/Care Fundraising, Social Media .
Fundraising is absolutely key to raising money to pay our bills and care for the animals. We are always looking for people to help with events, coffee mornings, and online fundraisers. We regularly hold stalls at our events too, and we’re always looking for handmade items to sell – perfect for those who love to bake, knit, sew, etc.
There are many ways you can help us by fundraising! Why not:
Host an event in your own community to raise money.
Donate items to be sold on our market stall.
Raise sponsorship in an organised challenge like a sponsored swim or run.
Plan your own events such as a cake sales or coffee mornings.
If you have a business you could consider having a donation tin on your counter.
There is so much to do at PAWS, we particularly welcome volunteers with a ‘can do’ attitude that can turn their hand to a broad range of tasks – for example popping to the tip with some rubbish after you’ve walked a couple of the dogs.
We are an equal opportunities organisation, there are ways for anyone to get involved - don't let a mental or physical issue put you off - we are supportive & provide a safe & nurturing environment for everyone.
We have a crafters group on Facebook, everyone is welcome to join. Show off your skills or learn from our experts!
All we ask is that our volunteers:
Put the safety and well-being of our animals first - A caring and patient attitude is a must.
We are a diverse team so be kind, respectful & supportive of each other.
Proactive and committed to carrying out tasks or promises that you make to the organization and animals we care for.
Use the communication platforms we have in place to get involved, help organise, share experiences & feel part of the team.
Be an advocate for our organization and the work we do - talk positively about PAWS with your friends, family, and acquaintances
What it's like being a volunteer...
Volunteering is very much on your terms and in your own time, we will never ask our volunteers to carry out tasks they aren’t comfortable with or that conflict with their own commitments or beliefs. If you join our team, you will be joining what we like to think of as a family.
We are a diverse group of friendly caring individuals who will respect and value you and the help you can offer to the animals we care so passionately about. If you would like to join our team, please click the volunteer application form link below and we’ll get in touch.
*Please note volunteers must be aged 16 years or above and your own transportation is essential (dependant on the type of volunteering you would like to offer) as we are based in the hills outside Delph, with no public transport links.