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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

Somerset Centre
Help us to train, exercise and socialise dogs who are waiting to be rehomed. Giving them a better chance of successful rehoming and reducing stress whilst in kennels, by following the Open Paw programme. Please see the link below for ‘What is Open Paw’.You will be trained on the Open Paw program...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
Bailey's Coffee Shop provides light refershments to our visitors. Whether it's just a cup of tea and slice of cake or a jacket potato, it's nice to take in the beatuiful surroundings of the centre.We are looking for catering assistants to help start and run the coffee shop. You will provide our...Read more

Somerset Centre
Our rabbits and guinea pigs would really like you to spend time with them whilst they are waiting to be re-homed. They need to have gentle handling, grooming and human company to help them find their forever homes.This can be summer role (would suit students) or if numbers of rabbits & guinea...Read more

Somerset Centre
Work with the Animal Care Team providing additional help cleaning the accommodation and looking after the farm & field animals to include ponies, goats,sheep, chickens & ducks and/ or small animals including rabbits & guinea pigs. You would also help with grooming, handling and...Read more

Somerset Centre
For anyone who likes to make things-we have a rabbit shaped challenge for you!Our rabbits here at Heaven’s Gate who are waiting to be re-homed, really benefit from a continuous supply of rabbit enrichment items – mostly made of cardboard.Have a look at the information sheet attached for ideas and...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Promote the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust by representing NAWT Clacton at local events via a stand or stall and working alongside other volunteers to organise and carry out offsite and onsite fundraising and awareness events and initiatives.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Help us to secure the best possible income for our donated items by running our eBay account to sell items that have a better chance of raising more money at auction.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.If you...Read more

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