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Volunteering Opportunities with Royston Animal Welfare

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over for insurance purposes

Dog Walking
We keep our rescued dogs waiting for new homes at Robroyd Kennels in Barnsley. The dogs are given a short walk every day by the kennel staff but we like to supplement this with extra exercise whenever possible.

All our dogs are human friendly but some may require lead training!

To be a volunteer dog walker you will need:
  • To like dogs
  • Act on training techniques given by our dog coordinator
  • Able to control dogs that may pull on the lead
  • Available for at least one hour to walk the dogs on any one day
  • Walk only one dog at a time

Fund Raiser
As a small charity we rely totally on volunteers to raise funds to cover the costs of the work we do. We do this in many ways: attending galas with stalls, collections in town, one off fundraising events, collections at Barnsley football ground etc.
To be involved with this activity you will need to be:
  • Outgoing and willing to chat to people about the charity
  • Good with money (handling change etc)
  • Able to give at least one half day support to a particular event

Support Digital Promotional Activities

To ensure maximum exposure via the internet we run a website that contains an events page and we also have a twitter and facebook account. Currently these are updated by active volunteer members of the charity as and when time allows. We would like a volunteer that could really focus on this activity and raise our profile via this medium.

To be involved with this activity you will need:
  • Ability to seek out and recognise a good news story and reproduce across our networks
  • Knowledge of the internet
  • Be able to maintain our good reputation by being responsible re content .
  • Raise the public awareness of the charity by increasing awareness and followers.