Do you like dogs and walking them but don’t own your own dog? So many voluntary opportunities available now with Friends of Birkenhead Kennels, The Cinnamon Trust and Borrow My Doggy!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our charity.  If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer for the Friends Of Birkenhead Kennels we would love to hear from you.




Dog Walkers : One of the most important jobs for our volunteers is Dog Walking.  It gives all our residents a much needed daily break and a chance to have some fun exercise in the local park.  We need two volunteers per dog per day at least one of which must have some experience.  Full training is given.


Transporters : To provide transport for dogs from the kennels to rescue centres elsewhere. Volunteers must have experience in handling dogs.


Home Checkers : To visit prospective families in their homes prior to any dog being rehomed.  Full training will be given.


Kennel Support : There are various volunteer opportunities available to assist in the day to day running of the kennels – in the kennels themselves or in the office.


Events and Fundraising Volunteers run and participate in many fundraising events throughout the year.


Pet Shop: We have opened the on-site pet shop Lead me Astray and need volunteer shop assistants.


For more information about any volunteering opportunities contact us

The Cinnamon Trust


The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.


A network of 15,000 volunteers “hold hands” with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. We keep them together – for example, we’ll walk a dog every day for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, or even clean out the bird cage, etc.


When staying at home is no longer an option, our Pet Friendly Care Home Register lists care homes and retirement housing happy to accept residents with pets, and providing previous arrangements have been made with us we will take on life time care of a bereaved pet.


The Cinnamon Trust – Peace of mind for owners, love, care and safety for beloved pets. But helping 32,142 people a year with 41,342 animals and running two home from home sanctuaries costs – We need your help to make sure we’re always there.


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woman with dog
man with two dogs
three cats


Volunteers we need your help for urgent appeals for dog walkers and short term fosterers.


These cases are our most urgent so if you see a marker in your area, please click on it and see the details. If you think you can help then please contact us using the information shown. You must become a registered volunteer before you can assist with any of these cases.


This page will be updated weekly so if there is nothing in your area now, there might be soon.


If you are not already a volunteer and would like to register with us, please click here to download the volunteer registration form.


You can also email us about volunteering using our contact form or telephone on 01736 758707.


Please also take a look at our events page if you would like to help out at one of our upcoming events


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