Puppy Parents

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!

 

Fundraisers

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.

 

Collection Tins

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.

 

Speakers

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.

Computer skills

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!

 

Local store collections

Support groups and individuals can help by running collection days with the permission of local stores. Let us know if you'd like to do this and we'll arrange it for you.

 

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.  

For further details, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002 or email sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk

Latest News

Celebrating 25 years of transforming lives
This year assistance dog charity Canine Partners is celebrating 25 years of transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities.

Don't forget to purchase our limited edition 25th anniversary calendar
With limited stock remaining do not miss out on your chance to own the Canine Partners special 25th anniversary edition calendar.

Bright10 selects Canine Partners as its official partner of a new running race
Canine Partners is proud to be selected as an official partner of the new Bright10 race – and we are looking for dedicated runners to join our enthusiastic team.

CEO's Blog

More dogs trained already and the intrepid CEO visits the big smoke (twice)

23 Jan

I don’t often get to put a suit on. Going to London Town always seems like a good excuse to pretend I’m a commuter, otherwise the dust tends to settle on the old dark blue M&S cloth. So the last two weeks have been pretty exciting, as I’ve had not just one but two occasions to take the train up from Sussex and get lost on the underground. The reason for the visits has been to visit venues where we are holding events this year in celebration of our 25th anniversary – the London Charterhouse looks amazing and will make a stunning backdrop for an event we will be holding in June, while the Cavalry and Guards Club looks similarly brilliant. We have been lucky enough to be granted a donation by the Club to allow us to put on an event there in September. Read more


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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