Have you thought about becoming a Volunteer? We are searching for support in our local community and have a number of positions available. 


Causeway Coast Dog Rescue is committed to rescuing and rehoming dogs in the Causeway Coast and in the rest of Northern Ireland

In order to carry out the important work we do for dogs we are fortunate to have committed volunteers on board to assist with the wide variety of elements of our work.  Volunteering for us will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for the welfare of dogs. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of dog.
All volunteers will be given an induction course by our Manager prior to beginning work with us.  The work under the guidance of the Manager who will support them throughout their time with our charity.

We have range of different volunteering opportunities:
⦁ Foster Carer / dog walking
⦁ Retail Shop Assistant
⦁ Fund Raising
⦁ Horticultural
⦁ General support / handyperson

Dog Foster Carer

We are always looking for dog foster carers to help with care for dogs in their own home on a temporary basis whilst we find a suitable happy home for them.

By using foster homes, we are able to help an increasing number of dogs and avoid unnecessary mistreatment or destruction where there may be a delay in rehoming the dog.

This role is perfect for people who have experience of owning a dog but are unable to commit to owning one permanently.

Although this is a very rewarding role, potential foster carer’s may be asked to look after a dog is elderly or one with medical conditions who would benefit from being in a nurturing home environment. 

Foster placements can vary in length. In normal circumstances they would usually last from one week to up to four months.

Volunteer Retail Shop Assistant

Volunteer Shop Assistants are rostered in the shop by our Manager.

They help support the work of the charity shop team by delivering first class customer service and ensuring the shop is presented to the highest standards at all times.

If you enjoy working in a team, meeting new people or would like to gain retail experience, this volunteering role is suitable for you.

No specific experience is necessary but a good work ethic and a positive attitude will help.  Our recruitment for volunteer shop assistants is open all year round.


Being a fundraising volunteer is an essential role which helps to support our work.

If you can help for just a few hours, or simply at a single event, or if you would like to get involved more regularly we would love to hear from you.

Especially if you have any creative ideas on how to raise money for the charity. 


The charity has an opportunity to walk dogs on land which requires maintenance.

It also has the opportunity for development while being environmentally friendly the charity is keen to incorporate biodiversity and ensure zero carbon footprint on all future opportunities.

Seeking advice and support from environmental agencies the charity is also sourcing volunteers to help.

General support / handyperson

The charity is seeking someone who can help with general maintenance of the shop, equipment and to help with furniture when required for collection or drop off.

If you think you can help, only a couple of hours per week, or fortnight and have your own vehicle (must have a driving licence) please get in touch.

Please note, all our volunteers must be over 18 years old and sign up to a charter which promotes quality service and safeguarding which also relates to COVID-19. Thank you.

To volunteer for one of the above positions, please email us so we can send you a form to complete by return, or ring us so we can send you out of a form by post for you to complete.

You can also register by clicking on the buttons below, either to register as a volunteer or to foster.

This can either be emailed back to us or dropped off in our charity shop, the Diamond Centre, Coleraine.

Thank you.