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12 Dogs of Christmas Update

So our intrepid volunteers have completed their task! Hannah Critchlow has slept, with her Stray Aid rescue dog Jasp...More

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Free Microchipping at Stray Aid

For dogs over 6 months of age that are resident in Durham, Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, they can be microchipped free of charge at the rescue centre. Please ring 0300 9994247 for details

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Pets at Home Middlesbrough

Our volunteers will be at Pets at Home, Middlesbrough between 10-3 on Saturday 5th November. Please pop along and say hello, and learn a bit more about our charity

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Awareness Day at Sedgefield Farmers Market

Our volunteers will be at the Sedgefield Farmers Market on Sunday 6th November between 8am and 12.30. Such an early start shows true dedication! Please come along and speak to our volunteers about ...

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90s night at the Tythe Barn Club, Durham

The Tythe Barn Club in Durham are holding another Charity Night for Stray Aid, on Friday 11th November between 7.15-11pm. Live Vocalist Robbie Raines will be performing, should be a great night. On...

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Charity Auction Night at the Black Horse, Tudhoe

Our volunteers will be holding a Charity Auction Night at the Black Horse, Tudhoe from 7pm on 13th November. These nights are great fun, the prizes are excellent and they raise much-needed funds fo...

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Rock-a-Holics at Park Drive Cricket Club, Hartlepool

The wonderful Rock-a-Holics are performing at the Park Drive Cricket Club, Hartlepool TS26 0DA from 7.30pm on Saturday 26th November to raise funds for Stray Aid. They provide music to suit every t...

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Volunteer

STRAY AID - CURRENT VOLUNTEER ROLES

Please click on link to download application form volunteer application form

RECEPTION - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to work in reception, providing friendly and efficient customer service in a busy environment both in person and over the telephone

Duties: Greeting staff, volunteers, customers and visitors, answering the telephone, dealing with enquiries, providing excellent service to customers and carrying out a range of IT and administration tasks

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, good administration skills with attention to detail, good communication, customer care skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

RE-HOMING ADMINSTRATION - CURRENT VACANCY

 Role: Volunteers are required to support the administration of the re-homing process

Duties: Supporting customers through the rehoming process, completing re-homing and pet plan insurance paperwork, providing advice on introducing a dog to a new home and collating all documentation when dogs are re-homed

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, good administration skills with attention to detail, good communication, customer care skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

ANIMAL WELFARE - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to work in the kennels and veterinary centre, carrying out a range of tasks that support the general health and wellbeing of the dogs.

Duties: Supporting the daily routine of the kennels and veterinary centre staff, carrying out checks on the dogs, cleaning kennels and maintaining standards, attending to the needs of individual dogs (e.g. grooming and nail-clipping) and taking general care of the animals in the kennels and veterinary centre

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confident in handling dogs, interest in animal welfare and care, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

DOG SOCIALISATION AND CHARITY AWARENESS - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to organise and deliver events that raise awareness of Stay Aid in the community, enable dogs to socialise with the public off-site and promote and raise funds to support the charity's work

Duties: Organising charity awareness and fundraising events, transporting dogs in Stray Aid vehicles to events, meeting members of the public, promoting the work of Stay Aid and carrying out fundraising activities. 

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confidence handling dogs, good communication and customer care skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

EVENTS - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to organise and support a programme of fundraising events

Duties: Generating new ideas for fundraising, organising events, working with a range of organisations, attending fundraising events and promoting the work of the charity

Person Specification: Reliable, ability to organise and/or assist with events, good communication skills and confidence working with the public, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to support a variety of administration processes within the charity

Duties: A variety of administrative tasks including filing, maintaining databases, keeping records and rotas up to date, updating the website and communicating on social media

Person Specification: Reliable, administration and IT experience, organisational and written communication skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

IT, PR AND MARKETING - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to market and promote the work of the charity through local networks, media and social media channels

Duties: Developing the charity’s social media communication channels, publicising the charity’s work through local and national networks, developing links with the corporate sector and increasing the charity’s presence in local media

Person Specification: Reliable, IT experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, confidence in working with a range of organisations and networks, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

CHARITY SHOPS - CURRENT VACANCY

Role: Volunteers are required to work in Stray Aid’s charity shops, which are based in Seaham, Easington and Horden

Duties: Welcoming and assisting customers, managing and displaying stock, serving customers, handling transactions and keeping the shop clean and tidy

Person Specification: Over 18, reliable, confidence in working with the public, verbal communication skills, professional and able to work as part of an effective team

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Download and complete our volunteer application form and send to:

Stray Aid Rescue Centre, Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4EJ or email it to volunteer@strayaid.org.uk. You will then be invited to attend a welcome meeting.

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  • Wilson Veterinary Group