Volunteer

Volunteering with us could be a great experience for you:-

  • making a big difference with a small amount of your time
  • meeting great people who have had interesting lives and have fascinating stories to tell
  • making new friends and developing new skills
  • being part of something amazing – a movement of North East dog lovers working together to help others in our community, making over 100,000 visits each year by 2021

Decide how you want to volunteer and complete an application form and we’ll let you know what’s next.

Volunteer with a dog “Visiting Wag Team”
Professionally assessed volunteers and their dogs who are visiting in care or medical establishments as well as “at home”; these teams are bringing the joy of animal companionship wherever and whenever it’s needed across our region.  Make sure you read through the suitability criteria and the assessment process before you apply http://www.wagandcompany.co.uk/wag-teams/becoming-a-visiting-wag-team/.

Volunteer with a Volunteer “Tandem Volunteers”
These are older dog lovers who no longer have a dog, don’t get out as much as they would like and enjoy making new friends – also professionally assessed, they join with our Wag Teams to visit those who are less able. Our first pilot takes place in Autumn 2016.

Apply by completing the application form when we will talk to you about visiting options and match you to a Visiting Wag Team in your area.

Volunteer without a dog
There will always be something worthwhile to contribute without a dog too;  for example, coordinating activities in regions, volunteering your professional skills – marketing or human resources etc – helping out at events, putting up posters, fundraising, recruiting and raising awareness.  Let us know what you would like to do in the short application form and we will talk to you about how you could help either now or in the future.