Opportunities with Royston Animal Welfare

Dog Walking

We keep our rescued dogs waiting for new homes at Rainbow Hill Kennels.

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

To be a volunteer dog walker you will need:

  • To be passionate about dogs

  • Confidence with dogs of all sizes and temperaments

  • Act on training techniques given by our dog coordinator

  • Able to control dogs that may pull on the lead

  • Have a good level of fitness

  • Available for at least one hour to walk the dogs on any one day, pre-arranged with our team

  • Walk only one dog at a time

Please note we have a high volume of people wanting to come and dog walk for us and only a handful of dogs that need walking. Applicants we think have what it takes will be placed onto our waiting list.

For more information please email your details, experience and reasons for wanting to get involved to dogs@roystonanimalwelfare.org

Fund Raising

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, raffles, tombola's

  • Auctions, one off fundraising events

  • Collections in town & 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

You can also support us by doing your own sponsored event and raising money for us such as running a marathon, climbing a mountain, jumping out of an aeroplane, doing a sponsored walk or silence.

For help please don't hesitate to contact us at: enquiries@roystonanimalwelfare.org


We are always in need of suitable items for raffles/tombola/auctions/car boots, if you can support us in this way then please get in touch to arrange drop off/collection.

Now Open!

We now have our own shop open, so you can now support us by not only decluttering (what you think is your trash may be someone else's treasure as the saying goes) you can also grab yourselves a bargain and help the animals too.

56 Derwent Road, Athersley South, Barnsley, S71 3QT

All donations gratefully received (except for electrical items unfortunately)


You are also welcome to attend our meetings which are held at 7.00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Emanuel methodist church Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, S75 1DT. Please come along.