Volunteering at Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels – Shop  – Over 18 (see below for under 18)

Thank you for enquiring about volunteering opportunities at the BARK Kennels. Please see details of volunteer opportunities in our shop below. If you are interested in applying please download Volunteer leaflet and our  Volunteer interest forms and return the completed application form to our shop at 7 -9 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AT.

We ask you to commit to one regular shift a week.  Please be as flexible as you can in your availability as many of the slots may already be filled.   Once you have committed to volunteering we would ask you to arrive on time, in suitable clothing.  If for any reason you can not make your shift or you are going to be late, please give us as much notice as possible, in all events contact must be made by phone.

For your information here are some of the tasks you might be asked to do.

Serve customers

Receive donations from members of the public

Deal with enquiries

Sort items for sell

Re-stock shelves

Price items for sale

Cleaning general areas



Can I bring my child/grandchild?

Sorry no, due to health and safety policies.

I only want to work in a certain area?

The needs of the shop are varied a flexible volunteer willing to work in all areas is an asset.

 Volunteering at Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels – Kennels – Over 18 please see below for under 18 

If you are interesting in volunteer opportunities at the kennels please download and complete our Volunteer interest forms  Please note the work at the kennels is physically very demanding, the dogs at kennels are often large with little or no lead training. We work in all weathers. We do a lot of cleaning which involves lots of moving of lightweight to medium weight items and lots of bending.  You will need to be prepared to work in the area of current need although we can sometimes accommodate specific preferences.  Please return Kennel application forms to BARK, Windmill Way East, Ramparts Business Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TU

Our facilities and resources limit our ability to accept young placement.  If you are under 18  you must be over 18 years of age or be placed through either Work Experience of Duke of Edinburgh (or similar) schemes

Volunteers placements are much sought after and we operate a waiting list for volunteers.

Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh

We do take Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh placements from the age of 14.  Please complete Volunteer interest forms if you would like to be considered for a placement at our kennels or the shop.  Please also get the referring organisation (eg your school or placement adviser)  to fill in Refer Q YA. Please note places at the kennels are limited and are only available between 8 and 10 am on either a Saturday or Sunday for Duke of Edinburgh and  8am – 2pm Tuesday to Saturday for Work Placements.  Please apply in plenty of time and ensure the referral questionnaire is fully completed by the appropriate agency (eg School)  Please return Kennel application forms to BARK, Windmill Way East, Ramparts Business Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1TU, please return Shop application forms to BARK, 7 -9 Marygate, Bewick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AT.

Placements are very much sought after, please apply in plenty of time as we are only able to have one work experience student in at a time.  If ringing please ring yourself, we don’t bite, honest.

Please do not return application forms by email as due to new GDPR rules we are unable to process them.   Thank you.