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Volunteer Regional Talks and Events Coordinator

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to assist the regional fundraising team across the South West and East by co-ordinating talks and events. This includes booking talks and speakers using a database and spreadsheet, and liaising with two Regional Fundraisers and other volunteers to ensure equipment and merchandise is organised for events.

Volunteer role


What does the charity do?

Canine Partners is a registered charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs, whose well-being is a key consideration. The Charity is working closely with the uniformed services to provide assistance dogs to those injured while on active duty.

More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner. The dogs are carefully matched to the applicant’s needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging.

They are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency. The

Charity aims to train dogs to meet the needs of people with even the most complex disabilities including members of HM Armed Forces.

These life transforming dogs also provide practical, physiological, psychological and social benefits including increased independence and confidence as well as increased motivation and self-esteem. A canine partner also brings companionship, a sense of security and increases social interaction.

What is the opportunity?

To assist the regional fundraising team across the South West and East by co-ordinating talks and events. This includes booking talks and speakers using a database and spreadsheet, and liaising with two Regional Fundraisers and other volunteers to ensure equipment and merchandise is organised for events.

What does the role include?

What are the objectives?

What skills and abilities should I have?

How much time is required?

When do you need me to work?

Where is the role based?

Are there benefits for me?

Will I be provided with training?

What on-going support/guidance is there?

Will my expenses be paid?

What do I do next?

Contact Jane Grant on 01730 716016 or email janeg@caninepartners.org.uk or Kay Gilmore on 01730 716102 or email kayg@caninepartners.org.uk for an application form.




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Volunteer supporters needed nationwide - be part of our growing family!

You too can help provide our highly skilled Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities by offering help local to you at a Puppy Training Satellite or Support Group. We can put you in touch with Canine Partners staff and volunteers in your area, just contact us to see how you can help. For further information on opportunities to help please click here to find out more, for example:

West Sussex Head Office, Scotland & Essex Fundraising need volunteers to help for various events and administration tasks. 

 

For further details, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002 or email

sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk

 

Canine Partners is an equal opportunity employer.  

  

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Canine Partners’ Leicestershire Training Centre

Canine Partners needs to raise £3.1million to build a second Training Centre in order to train more dogs and change more lives.

We have purchased a site in a village called Osgathorpe, halfway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Loughborough, which has a range of barns, outbuildings and associated land. The plan is to replace the barns and adapt some of the outbuildings to create the specialised buildings we need.

Having a Midlands Training Centre will not only increase our output, it will also make the charity far more accessible for those on our waiting list who are unable to make the long journey to our centre in West Sussex. 42% of the applications we received last year were from people living in the mid and northern regions of the UK. Many of our existing partnerships will also benefit from being able to receive support from the new centre.

The site will consist of a training centre and office facilities, fully accessible accommodation and kennelling.

This is an extremely exciting time for Canine Partners and we would be delighted to receive your support.

For more information about this project, please contact Cat Harvey on 01730 716018 or email catharvey@caninepartners.org.uk

Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us

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