It doesn’t get better than the Isle of Wight does it? All that sunshine and the smell of salty brine and fish as the ferry gently chugs across the inviting blue sea, its flag rustling in the warm breeze. And that’s pretty much what it was like on Wednesday when I visited our army of volunteer puppy parents as they met for their weekly puppy class in Godshill Scout Hall. All of the above applied, plus a choc chip cookie on the voyage over, just to put the icing on the cake. The only fly in the ointment was the early start in order to check in at 7.30am at Portsmouth Harbour, but that’s ok. We ‘sea dogs’ like early starts, after all. Read more
Volunteer Puppy Parents train our pups in their homes under our supervision and take part in regular training classes. There are various Satellite groups for you to join, around the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to help the Charity fulfill its mission, and we cover all expenses. Suits those with plenty of time to devote to a new hobby. Read more here.
Bed & Breakfast Volunteers and Foster Parents
If you only have limited time available, this may be the option for you. You can either foster pups for short periods, in one of the various Satellites, or, if you live near our Heyshott Centre (West Sussex) or our Fields Farm Centre (Midlands) you could foster dogs at weekends or overnight. Read more here!
Whether you fancy running a marathon or sending us your used stamps, there are so many ways you can fundraise for Canine Partners. Click here for more ideas.
Collecting Tins can raise huge sums for the Charity - more than £30,000 in 2012 - so if you could distribute collecting tins to premises in your local area, and arrange collection and update, you will be helping to create new partnerships.
Help raise the awareness of Canine Partners by joining our network of volunteer speakers, spreading the word about our work. We give full training, support and promotional materials.
We could use your help in compiling spread sheets, in-putting data or collating information to streamline our administration.
Join a support group
Join our growing band of volunteer support groups nationwide, doing their bit to raise money or awareness of Canine Partners at local shows or events, or joining together to come up with fun ways of raising some money for us. We can put you in touch with these fantastic people, or you and your friends can start your own group!
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Your professional experience can help too...
Whatever skill you have, there may well be a way of using it to help us with our work. In the past we have used the help and advice of photographers, film-makers, web designers, social media buffs and lots more besides. Please contact us with any ideas you may have.