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volunteersThere are many different roles within the trust from the shop, walking dogs at the shelter daily, weekly walking club, feeding the animals, handy men and women, driving the van, taking photos for Facebook, fundraising, brushing the dogs, playing with cats… the list goes on.

We have many volunteers from all walks of life some have been with us weeks others have been with us over 10 years. Volunteering with Grovehill is a great way to share your passion for animals with us. Volunteers play a huge role in Grovehill and without them we would not be able to continue to do our work.

If you would like to volunteer with the trust and join our team please complete our online application form.

For insurance reasons you need to be 16 or over to volunteer.

What is it like to volunteer at Grovehill?

bernie-and-bobbyWe asked Bernie Doody, one of our volunteers, a few questions about volunteering at Grovehill:

What does your volunteering involve?

My volunteering involves feeding the dogs, checking to make sure they are in good health, mucking out and walking the dogs.

When did you first begin volunteering?

Two years ago.

What inspired you to get involved?

I had some free time on my hands and I love animals and the outdoors.

How often do you volunteer?

I volunteer one morning a week.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

I love being out in the countryside walking the dogs (There’s also some nice people here!)

Why would you encourage others to get involved?

I feel a sense of achievement when I have left the dogs in clean kennels and fed and exercised. I also have been exercised myself out in the fresh air!

What advice would you give someone starting to volunteer?

Just get involved. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated,

Do you get attached to the animals or have a favourite?

My first couple of weeks I was tempted to bring a new dog home each day but common sense prevails and you must think the dogs are yours for the time you are here.