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

Thank you for enquiring about volunteering opportunities at the BARK Shop and kennels. Please see details of volunteer opportunities in our shop below. If you are interested in applying please see our  Volunteer leaflet and complete the BARK volunteer form

 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 in our shop:

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

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

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.  

Our kennels uses volunteers from 8am until 1pm 10am – 12 or 1pm, 6pm to 8pm

Here are some of the things you might be asked to do in the kennels

Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,

Keeping up with the washing, drying and putting away

General tidying up

Exercising the animals

We have all types of animals, dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furies, reptiles and birds.


Can I bring my child/grandchild?

Sorry no, due to health and safety policies.

I only want to work in a certain area?

Our facilities and resources limit our ability to accept young placement.  Therefore you must be over 18 years of age or be placed through either Work Experience of Duke of Edinburgh (or similar) schemes in which case you must be over 14.  If you are home schooled please contact us for a chat.

Young Volunteers

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.

Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh

We do take Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh placements from the age of 14.   Please fill in our volunteer form We will need additional information to proceed further with your application. Please note places at the kennels are limited and are only available between 10am and Noon on either a Saturday or Sunday for Duke of Edinburgh and  8am until 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)  

The needs of the shop and kennels are varied a flexible volunteer willing to work where support is needed is an asset.