Who Can Volunteer?

The DCGR has no paid staff, only volunteers, so we welcome help from anyone who can offer a few hours to help at one of our events or in our Charity Shop. But there are so many other ways to help.

Maybe you would like to foster a dog or help us with administration? Do you like gardening or are able to offer transport help?

Everyone is welcome.

a group of volunteers
The Charity Shopfront

Charity Shop Volunteers

Could you help us run our very popular Charity Shop in Lockerbie. Volunteers normally work a 4 hour shift once or twice a week either morning or afternoon.

The work involves sorting donated stock, filling displays and serving customers. You can even lend a hand with property upkeep or maintenance.

For more information, call the charity shop directly on 01576 202694 or pop in and grab a bargain!

“Meet A Greyhound” & Event Volunteers

If you like helping greyhounds and are confident chatting with people then please come and volunteer at our events. That’s all there is to it!

We run events including “Meet A Greyhound” days where we hope to highlight the plight of ex-racing retired greyhounds needing homes. We have a stall with our merchandise for sale and there are greyhounds on hand to meet the public which you might be asked to handle and tell people about.

If you can spare a little time to help set up and spread the word, we’d love to see you.

Lofty is running in the garden

Dog Fostering Volunteers

The majority of greyhounds coming into our care will have known only a life in kennels so a foster home is an important step on their road to becoming a confident and much loved pet.

The role of Foster Carer is to look after a dog in your own home exactly as you would with your own pet, providing exercise, shelter, food and socialisation.

Everything you need for the dog will be provided including advice and equipment.

Administration Volunteers

You don’t even need to help out in specific locations. We have a great need for help with administration tasks which can be done at any time from any place.

Could you help us with our social media accounts or help run our website?

Do you have a couple of hours free to help us maintain our paperwork and administration records for instance helping the membership secretary?

There is always plenty to do so please get in touch if you can help.

2 brindle dogs wait calmly for their owner

Volunteer To Help In Other Ways

You might not think you have sufficient time or specific skills to be a regular volunteer but we appreciate any help and would like to hear from you.

Could you drive a dog to the vets or provide other transport help? Would you visit a home in your local area for a home check or help one of our foster carers walking dogs?

Do you have gardening skills or enjoy painting and decorating? We have need of all sorts of help so please get in touch if you can spare a little time.

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