Support us Volunteer with us We wouldn’t be where we are today and be able to help so many dogs and owners in need without the commitment, contribution, and dedication of our volunteers. Volunteering not only benefits the dogs in our care but also provides lots of benefits for people looking to support our work through giving their time. These benefits include: Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding Putting something back into the community Developing personal skills and confidence We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities here at Hope Rescue - there is something for everyone. In return of your time and commitment, we will give you all the support you need. We are always looking for new foster homes to join our network as we have a number of dogs that would benefit from a foster home rather a kennel environment. Foster Home Volunteer If opening your heart and home to a dog in need of a loving home and comfy sofa then head to our fostering pages to read more. Fostering We have lots of exciting opportunities to help in other areas and we are currently looking for volunteers to join our fundraising and retail team helping with the following roles: Fundraising Event Support Whether it’s manning a stand at an event, a cheer point at a challenge or guiding supporters one of our events, our volunteers play a vital role in making events happen. Static Collection Volunteer We are looking for volunteers to help to build local business relationships in their communities through the placement, management and promotion of static collection boxes. Helping in this way is really flexible when it comes to time commitment, and it is amazing to see the difference that a few boxes can really make when it comes to supporting the dogs in our care. Fundraising Collection Volunteer This role is completely flexible and varied. We could be collecting at a local supermarket, a concert or a major sporting event. This role is perfect if you have an hour or two to spare every now and then and the confidence to help us raise vital funds. Digital Fundraising If you are good with IT systems, then this one is for you. This role includes securing donations of prizes and incentives for online auctions and raffles and identifying suitable charity shop donations to be sold/auctioned through our retail channels. It also includes helping to run our quarterly online auctions ensuring fulfilment of items to the appropriate winners. Retail shop volunteer Help out at our busy retail shop in Pontypridd. Handmade by Hope We are looking for talented volunteers to join our wonderful team who craft and bake lovely items for us to sell to raise funds in our charity shop and at events. Our volunteers knit, sew, crochet, bead and make cards and would love for you to join the Handmade by Hope team. Join the Handmade by Hope team Corporate and Group Volunteering Corporate volunteering at the rescue centre is on hold. However, if your workplace wants to look at project work at our site then we would love to hear from you. Please note that projects may include fundraising prior to them taking place and our team will talk you through the available project opportunities available. If your team wishes to help the dogs in our care by taking part in a team challenge, virtual race or marathon or fundraising event then please get in touch [email protected] If you're interested in hearing more about the above roles or have any questions about volunteering, please complete our online form. Apply to volunteer You can also contact us by email or call us on 01443 226659. Once you have completed the form a member of the Hope Rescue team will be in touch to tell you more. Once we have received your references you will be invited to attend an induction and will be asked to show ID and full proof of address before you can take up a volunteering role with us. We are not currently taking on new volunteers at the rescue centre, but please do keep an eye on our website, social media and newsletters for canine carer updates.