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In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have suspended all new volunteer inductions and volunteer visits until further notice, our Coronavirus Update Page will give up to date news on the situation. We apologise and hope everyone understands. 

As a result of the considerable time since we were able to have any volunteers on site we will be contacting previous volunteers in diue course. We have also taken the opportunity to review our Volunteer Programme and hope to offer more "hands on" opportunities than the very popular but limited dog walking. This will hopefully give volunteers a better overview of the work we do. We hope to recruit volunteers to assist with fundraising, grounds maintenance and more practical aspects of dog welfare, in particular.

In light of the reported potential for further lockdowns over the winter period it is unlikely progress will happen until early 2022 but please do watch this space.

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.

Do you have Fundraising Skills? Could you help us by co-ordinating fundraising? If you can then please email or call us on 01889 577058(Monday to Friday) to discuss further.

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