A night of music by James Bradley in aid of Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland.

Become a Volunteer


Below you will find the answers to questions we get most asked about before becoming a Volunteer.

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  • How do I become a volunteer?

    First you’ll need to identify a suitable role, fostering, fundraising or at our charity shop. Once you have found the role you’re interested in, please complete an register your interest form and return it to your chosen location. From here, we’ll consider your register of interest and we will consider it against our criteria. If you are successful, we will organise a meeting.

  • How much time do I need to commit?

    The actual time commitment will vary from role to role. However, on average our volunteers contribute around 3 hours of their time every week to volunteering for us. Certain roles require a lot more hours.

  • What age should I be to volunteer with you?

    We do ask that all of our volunteers are over the age of 18. 

  • Do I need any specific skills to volunteer?

    Generally, No. You don’t need specific skills to volunteer with us. Any particular experience or skills required will be listed on the role description.

    Volunteering can be a fantastic way to develop new skills and gain further experience and we’d love for you to be able to do that with us.

  • I've never owned a dog before. Will this affect my chance of volunteering?

    No! We know that not everyone will have had the opportunity to own a dog before. Not all of our volunteer roles involve direct contact with the dogs.

  • Do you offer any training?

    Yes.  It’s important that all of our volunteers are comfortable and confident in the volunteering roles we offer. Where additional role specific training is required this will be provided and suitable to the role being undertaken.