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Volunteer

Put your passion for animals to work

Our 500 volunteers are our animals’ true friends.

We have volunteer opportunities at our centres for all sorts of positions from animal food preparation to fundraising, gardening and doing the laundry. We also need volunteers to help in our shops. Even if you can only spare an hour of your time a week, you will be making a massive difference to our work.

Please be aware that most popular volunteering roles are working directly with the cats and dogs and in some of our centres these roles are currently oversubscribed, so please check with your local centre. All our centres offer many other volunteering roles, which also make a real difference to the animals we help both now and in the future, and are a great way to get to know the centre whilst you wait for a dog or cat volunteer role to become available.

If you want to know more about what it’s like volunteering at the NAWT then read our case studies.

The time given by our volunteers equated to about £435K in monetary terms in 2017.

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Hertfordshire centre volunteers

Case Studies

Current Opportunities

Hertfordshire Centre
The NAWT Hertfordshire centre is looking for a team of volunteers to assist the fundraising staff by distributing collection boxes in and around the Hertfordshire area. This will include regular collections from the boxes, taking the donations into the Hertfordshire Centre and Keeping a record of...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
Promote the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust by representing NAWT Hertfordshire at local events via a stand or stall and working alongside other volunteers to organise and carry out off site fundraising and awareness events and initiatives.Each year we are asked to attend local events and...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
To help us to improve our income for the centre, we have now started a café to bring in much needed funds to help towards the cost of looking after our animals.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Full training would be provided, this is an interesting and social volunteer role, you...Read more

Hertfordshire Centre
To help us to improve our income for the centre, we have now started a café to bring in much needed funds to help towards the cost of looking after our animals.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.Full training would be provided, this is an interesting and social volunteer role, you...Read more

Watford Shop
Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Come and join our volunteer retail team in our Watford Shop! Whether you can donate 2 hours a week or full time, we could really use your support!  We need enthusiastic, fun, reliable and dedicated volunteers to join our friendly team who all work to...Read more

Somerset Centre
Help our  Animal Care Team with cleaning the accommodation for cats waiting to be re-homed and providing enrichment for the cats by spending time with, playing & grooming. All following the Open Paw for Cats programme.Tasks include- To be trained on the Open Paw for Cats Program to the...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Work with the Animal Care Team providing additional help cleaning the accommodation for cats waiting to be re-homed and provide enrichment for the cats by spending time with, playing & grooming. All following the Open Paw for Cats programme.Please note that the minimum age requirement for this...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Our new Guinea Pig Village with beach theme is up and running. They would really like you to spend time with them whilst they are waiting to be re-homed. As well as cleaning and feeding the guinea pigs they need to have gentle handling, grooming and human company to help them find their forever...Read more

Berkshire Centre
Support our centre and the work of the animal care assistants by volunteering at Bailey's Cafe.A new initative at the Berkshire branch of NAWT, Bailey's cafe provides light refreshments to our visitors.Have you always wanted to open your own cafe, love animals and enjoy working as part of a small...Read more

Cornwall Centre
Help us to create better awareness of NAWT within the local community and increase our supporter base by following our social media pages and liking and sharing our posts to help us increase their reach.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the...Read more

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