Please note that volunteer visits to the shelter are currently suspended due to COVID-19

We have many roles for volunteers that need many different skills and experience. You can find out about them below.

Volunteers will work from their own homes using their own equipment but are fully trained and supported.

If you want to know more about our volunteering roles or have any questions visit our contact us page. 

Volunteering Roles


Working with the dogs in the Romanian shelters - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Volunteers will travel to Romania to spend about a week at the shelters. Volunteers should expect to self-fund the trip, which will cost about £400 plus spending money. The trip will be organised for you and you will be escorted by an experienced volunteer.

You will spend time with our dogs, taking photos, videos, grooming and cuddling. You will also help to assess dogs that have recently come into the shelters to see if they are suitable for re-homing in the UK.

You must be -

  • confident around dogs
  • willing to get very dirty
  • willing to post on social media 
  • able to deal with upsetting and sometimes distressing situations


General Fundraiser - [POSITION NOW FILLED]

International Dog Rescue is a not for profit organisation which means we are totally dependent on the donations of our supporters and money we can raise. 

We need a person to organise fundraising activities to raise money to be put towards our campaigns and the care of our dogs. The role will also include researching and applying for any relevant funding or grants.

No previous fundraising experience is necessary. You just need to have  -

  • enthusiasm
  • ideas for events and activities
  • confidence using social media
  • good communication skills - verbal and written
  • good organisational skills


General Marketing  - [POSITION NOW FILLED]

We need someone to help spread the word about our work.  You will use various social media platforms as well as email in your role. The role will involve contacting press, magazines and other organisations.

You will need to have -

  • good communication skills
  • good organisational skills
  • confidence in communicating
  • experience of using social media

It would be good if you had -

  • marketing experience


General Administration

We require someone to undertake some general admin duties such as -

  • managing gift aid 
  • sending emails or messages to supporters
  • monthly donation maintenance

You must be -

  • well organised
  • good communicator
  • confident with digital communication



We always need volunteers to raise funds for our dogs. They require their travel costs raising and often medical costs or funding for food. You will be expected to create social media posts to encourage donations for your allocated dog(s). You will need to monitor your posts and ensure you answer any questions and respond to comments or like them. You will need to be available during evenings and weekends as that is when donations are busiest.

You must be -

  • a good communicator
  • a confident user of social media


Foster Coordinator - [POSITION NOW FILLED]

We need someone to promote our dogs to find them foster homes by using social media. The volunteer will also answer queries and process applications to foster our dogs as well as arranging homechecks. You will also complete fostering contracts and arrange travel for dogs who have foster homes. 

You will need to be - 

  • organised 
  • a good communicator - written and verbal
  • motivated

If you wish to apply to volunteer, fill in our form.