Bookings for all volunteering is essential.

Volunteering for adults: DARG welcomes all volunteers over the age of 18. Due to the nature of our work and the fact that we are a working shelter, each volunteer is required to complete a mandatory orientation before interacting with any animals. Orientations can be booked through the DARG office and occur at 10am every second Tuesday of the month.

Volunteering for kids (under 18 years): DARG does not have a volunteer programme for under 18 year-olds. DARG is looking to start one in the near future.

DARG always appreciates extra helping hands. If you’re over 18, interested in volunteering, but aren’t sure what it’s going to involve, please contact the office to find out how you can assist. Whatever your skills and interests, there’s a way you can contribute!

  • You can choose how often and when you volunteer. It is great if you can commit to a regular day to come in, but we understand that this is your free time. Our volunteer times for dog walking is between 9am and 1pm daily.
  • Volunteers can do different types of work. You aren’t forced to do any tasks you aren’t comfortable with. Some people brush cats and dogs, some spend time sitting in the DARG Cat Garden or help out with walking dogs.  Others help with cleaning of rooms, washing of litter trays and food bowls etc.
  • You can also offer your help by sorting and pricing goods for the DARG Garage Sales, you can help with weeding and gardening, doing environmental clean-ups on the farm and along the river bank, or by doing simple handyman work, tiling and painting, fixing of kennels and fences etc.
  • Even if you can’t come in to volunteer at the DARG Centre there are ways to help. Refer people to this website. Forward the details of animals looking for homes to your friends by networking their profiles both from this website and from DARG Facebook.
  • Collect dog and cat food and newspapers at your school or work. Donate old household goods, books, secondhand clothing to DARG to sell at the monthly garage sales for fundraising.
  • Link from your blog or website to ours. Or chat to our staff or fundraising team to find other ways to put your skills and connections to good use.

If you’d like to volunteer, CONTACT US!

And to our existing volunteers – THANK YOU!