As Ireland's leading dog welfare charity, we have every breed of opportunity for you to get involved with, to match all manner of interests and skillsets.

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Why volunteer for us?

Volunteering with us is one of the best ways you can support our work for rescue dogs and help us get even more pooches back on their paws!

It's important to us all of our volunteers are comfortable and confident in their role. So when joining our team you'll be given all the training you need. We'll support you in developing new skills and gaining further experience in whatever role you choose.

Give your time today and help us care for dogs when they need us most.

Want to volunteer with us?

That's PAW-some to hear! We need your help to continue our life-saving work for dogs in need. To become a volunteer and help support our mission, please follow these steps:

  • Review Volunteer Role: Please review the available role description below. We will be taking a limited number of applications.
  • Commitment: We kindly ask you to volunteer for four-hour shifts once a week. Please have a good think about whether you will be able to give us this commitment before proceeding with your application.
  • Application: Once you have reviewed the role description, please complete the volunteer application form by clicking HERE. This form will ask for your personal information, availability and any relevant experience you may have.
  • Interview: If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an online Induction with us.
  • Screening: As Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, we want to ensure that all our amazing volunteers can work safely alongside dogs and other people. By asking for a reference, we can reach out to someone who can tell us more about you and your experience.
  • Start Volunteering: Once you have completed all the necessary steps and have been successful in your application, you will be ready to start your rewarding volunteer journey with us.

Current volunteering vacancies

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Please remember...

Volunteering with Dogs Trust is a serious time commitment. Please take the time to think about the level of dedication required before deciding to apply. We hope you enjoy your experience with us and we thank you on behalf of our team and the dogs whose lives you will impact.

Meet the Team!

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Our volunteering opportunities

We are always overwhelmed by the support shown by our local supporters and feel very grateful that so many people want to be involved in the care of our resident dogs.

If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer for Dogs Trust, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@dogstrust.ie

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