volunteer speaker


Medical Detection Dogs require a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity, the work we do and the life-changing difference our assistance alert dogs can make. As well as promoting the charity, speakers help raise much-needed funds and encourage others to fundraise in various ways, for example by leaving a legacy in their will or organising a fundraising/sponsored event on our behalf. This is invaluable as Medical Detection Dogs rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations.

What does the role involve?

  • You can attend as many or as few talks as you wish
  • Give talks/presentations as requested
  • We welcome and encourage you to contact local organisations and organise your own talks
  • Keep up to date with news and information
  • 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

Benefits for you

  • Become a valued and integral part of Medical Detection Dogs
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • An opportunity to show your enthusiasm for volunteering

Support and Training

  • Induction process
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses
  • Invitation to an awareness/speaker training day which will give you the opportunity to meet other speakers, staff and receive up to date information, training, tips on addressing audiences and sharing ideas
  • We have produced materials to support our speakers
  • You will receive up to date information and stories to help keep your talk relevant and up to date.