If you would like to get involved with Wild at Heart Foundation by volunteering, we would love to hear from you. The team have been incredibly busy the last year, and there are multiple ways you can help. If you are interested in Fostering, Driving or organising your own Fundraising event please click here.
Please understand that we have a high interest in volunteering with the charity, and we will try to accommodate as many requests as possible. Volunteers join the team when there is an open role available, with the focus on the urgently needed roles. Recently, some new volunteers have joined the team in February 2017, and we are now on the look out for one or two people to assist with sourcing medical supplies and veterinary partnerships.
For volunteer roles, please review the open roles below and complete our volunteer form to tell us more about you. These do change depending on our needs, so please check back if there is nothing suitable currently, or let us know if there is something specific you are interested in. Much of the work can be done from any location, online and by phone, with support as needed from the wider volunteer team.
Our volunteer manager will be in touch with you shortly after applying. As our volunteer team all have full time jobs, there may be a delay in responding to all applicants, and urgently required roles will be catered for first.
Sourcing medical suppliers: We desperately need to source tick and worming treatment in bulk. If we can find a supplier who we could bulk buy from, it would mean we can cost effectively provide this essential medication to all the projects we support. This task involves researching suppliers we could contact, negotiating a deal and organizing distribution to our projects in Romania, Cyprus, Greece and Bosnia. Currently we're on the look out for Fypryst/Fipronil/Frontline, licenced to prevent fleas and some species of ticks.
Sourcing veterinary partnerships: This role will work closely with the medication coordinator, and may be the same person or a team, but the focus will be on sourcing vets who have old and expired medication that they can donate to us.
Fundraising: Some of our adopters so far have hosted their own fundraising events, ranging from information days at work, yoga classes and cinema nights. If you are interested in hosting your own fundraising event on our behalf, please get in touch with your idea. We're happy to provide you with information, leaflets and support to create a successful fundraiser!
Fostering: We need loving foster families that can care for dogs until we find them permanent homes. Click here to complete our online foster form.
Drivers: We are always on the lookout for more drivers who are happy to pick up dogs, supplies, donations. This could be driving to short and long destinations all over the UK and potentially Europe (if willing and able).
Research & write articles for our website: If you are passionate about writing, and have some relevant articles that could be of interest to our adopters or followers, please get in touch, and we can publish these on our website. Articles can be about any dog or animal-welfare-related stories, ranging from:
Dog behavior; Stray dog population; Puppy farming; Benefits of neutering; Dog meat industry; Exposure of any form of animal welfare issue (dog or otherwise); Behavioral advice and top tips. Other suggestions very welcome!
Graphic design: Experienced designer required to support ad-hoc requests creating fliers, invitations, digital banners and advertising. Use of InDesign tool preferred. We currently have designers helping with the WaHF information booklet, the 2017 calendar, email banners, website design; however it would be useful to have more hands for busy periods!
Sourcing printers: We need help finding printing companies who would be willing to donate their services for free or at least at a reduced cost. Services required include printing our WaHF Information booklets, adopters anniversary cards, event fliers and our charity calendar.
Dog training & advice: We need an experienced dog trainer to support our adopters integrating their new rescue dog into the family; helping provide behaviourist advice and training for any problems or overcoming fears. This includes supporting face-to-face, over the phone or via Skype video calls.
As we do not have a rescue centre in the United Kingdom currently, we are not looking for dog walkers.