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Volunteers (dog walkers, fund raisers etc.) are a great help to BCTGB. Providing extra time to the dogs in our care can be very rewarding and with appropriate guidance from our staff your knowledge and understanding of Border Collies will certainly increase. Helping to promote the work we do throughout the UK is just as important and can help raise the vital funds we need. Even if you are not local to BCT, there are many ways to lend your skills, such as personal fundraising, collection days, attending shows and events

If you're interested in helping the below Activity Descriptions will give an idea of the help you can offer. Please contact the office to discuss further or you can complete an Online Application Form .  Our Volunteer Policy is also available below. We are very grateful for the work and support offered by our current small band of volunteers and simply hope to increase the excellent work they carry out.

Please note that for insurance reasons, volunteers working with dogs must be 18 years of age or older.

For those volunteers who wish to walk or spend time with the dogs we do provide some initial training which covers the following points - Introduction to the centre layout and routine. Different options such as walking, socialising, cleaning and assisting in behavioural work. A guide to canine communication and body language. Handling and walking skills including practical demonstrations. Dates will be arranged as required, if you would like to know more, please email us - or phone our office on 01889 577058

Work Experience
Work experience at BCTGB is only offered to students undertaking an animal related college or university course. For more information on work experience click here

 Volunteer Application online form

Activity Descriptions

Collections Coordinator Dog Walker Driver Event Host Gardener & Maintenance