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, email [email protected] 

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

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Current Vacant Roles

Working with the dogs in the Romanian shelters

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



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


Social Media Communication - Latest News

We need someone to keep all our supporters up to date with all our news! You will use various social media platforms to make sure everyone has our latest news and knows about our work. This will include the progress of dogs undergoing medical processes and how our adopted or fostered dogs are getting along by sharing news from our partners.

You will need to have -

  • good communication skills
  • good organisational skills


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