Volunteer help required for new area charity


Volunteer Role

Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1124533 and in Scotland No. SC044434

Medical Detection Dogs is funded purely by voluntary contributions, without our fundraisers, we would not be able to continue to support people with life-threatening health conditions.

If you enjoy fundraising, organising events and engaging with the local community, why not become an active fundraiser? You will make a real difference to the work we do, you will have lots of fun, meet lots of new friends and contribute directly to a worthwhile cause. It doesn’t matter how much time you give – some events are occasional and others require a greater commitment This volunteer opportunity is great for everyone to become involved!

Variable depending on local needs and events

In your local community

What does the role involve?

  • Raising awareness and funds for Medical Detection Dogs
  • Working with members of staff and volunteers
  • Assisting with street collections or at local supermarkets
  • Helping on stalls and sell our merchandise. Keep accurate records of what we sell
  • Counting donations
  • Organising your own event
  • Taking part in a fun run or challenge
  • Attending local events organised by Regional Support groups or by Medical Detection Dogs staff
  • Welcoming visitors to events, talking to members of the public about our work and answering any questions, queries they have
  • Helping set up and pack away at events
  • Attending cheque presentations on behalf of the charity
  • Keeping up to date with the charity’s news, information and developments
  • Following all basic paperwork and money handling procedures
  • You will need to contact your motor insurer to make them aware you are a volunteer for Medical Detection Dogs

What skills or experience are required?

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated
  • Work as part of a team

Benefits for you

  • Become a valued and integral part of Medical Detection Dogs
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • You will be able to use your existing skills and experience
  • An opportunity to show your enthusiasm for volunteering
  • An opportunity to talk to members of the public about our work

Support and Training

  • Induction process
  • Regular and ongoing support from Medical Detection Dogs
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses
  • Invitation to an awareness/speaker training day
  • Shadowing, training opportunities and peer support from Regional Fundraisers