People 

People 

The team who work here are the bedrock of the Senior Staffy Club. 
 
We are all dedicated to ensuring that the needs of our canine friends are met to the very best of our ability. 
 
If you would like to give some time to help, please take a look at our vacancies for more details. 

Powered by volunteers 

Powered by volunteers 

Senior Staffy Club is run entirely by the power of volunteers – so when we say volunteers are vital to keep the wheels turning, and to keep helping Senior Staffies in need, we really mean it! 
 
We are always looking for volunteers, especially in the roles listed below… 
 
 
 
 
 

 Facebook Workers  

 Facebook Workers  

 
The aim of this role is to monitor and post to the main Facebook page whilst on shift. Full training is provided. 
 
 

Key Activities 

To create engaging and interactive posts to help the seniors find their forever homes. 
To advertise current fundraisers and events. 
Evening shifts to share visitors’ posts to page during SHARE HOUR. 
To monitor and reply to messages. 

Time Commitments 

Maximum of one day or evening a week but can be less frequent as per rota system. (Can be fitted around daily life activities.) 

Experience Required 

Preferably Facebook savvy. 
Good communication skills. 
Professional manner. 
 
 
 

 Dog Walkers  

 Dog Walkers  

 
We often have need of volunteer dog walkers at the kennels in the Stoke and Worcester areas. 
 
If you are at all interested, please complete the Volunteer Form at the bottom of this page. 
 
All volunteer dog walkers must be 18 years old or over. 
 
 

Role Summary 

To walk the dogs who are waiting in kennels to be adopted. 
 
Please note: We are sorry but children are not allowed to routinely accompany dog walkers on walks with the dogs – except on occasions when express permission has been requested and granted by an SSC committee member. 

Key Activities 

To walk the dogs to give them a break from kennels. 
Interact and play with them to help assessment of them. 
Provide information to the SSC Kennel Manager regarding the dogs and their behaviour, etc., on walks, or any potential health issues that may need acting on. 

Time Commitments 

Couple of hours a week (or more if you wish). 
 
You will be asked to state each week what time slot (morning or afternoon) and day you are willing to attend, for the rota to be completed. 

Training Provided 

Support and guidance given by SSC Kennel Managers. 

Transport 

Own transport required. 
 
 
 

 Fundraisers  

 Fundraisers  

 
 

Role Summary 

Organising and promoting Senior Staffy Club events and fundraising activities. 

Time Commitments 

1 to 4 hours per week, flexible dependent on events happening at the time. 

Training Provided 

Support from the Fundraising Committee member. 

Key Activities 

To manage, grow and plan all Senior Staffy Club activities and events in your area, such as fundraising events; dog shows, sponsored walks, stalls, etc., including organising goods to sell, promotional boards, obtaining necessary permissions from the council to undertake events planned and completing necessary SSC forms re: monies collected at events. 
 
To promote events on our website and Facebook page working with those volunteers responsible for them. 
 
To raise much needed funds to help us continue our work and to promote the work that the Senior Staffy Club does. 
 
 
 

 Dog Transporters  

 Dog Transporters  

 
Transport is regularly required to move dogs to foster homes and to the kennels we use in the Worcester and Stoke areas. Additionally, we need to move our Senior Staffies from kennels to the vets and back – although this is only required at the Worcester kennels. 
 
If you are a driver and happy to volunteer for this important role, please complete our online Volunteer Form below. 
 
 

Role Summary 

To help transport our dogs to our kennels, to foster homes or to the vets. 

Time Commitments 

Variable dependent on as and when transport is needed and on distance you are willing to travel. 

Training Provided 

Support and guidance from Transport Co-ordinator Committee member. Fuel costs can be covered if required. 

Key Activities 

To help transport dogs from… 
Dog pounds or home hand-ins to kennels. 
Kennels to vets (Worcester area ONLY). 
Kennels to foster carers. 
Foster carers to vets (occasionally). 
If transporting to vets, to be present during any veterinary examination and make a note of required treatment and collect the necessary medicines. 
Transport runs can cover many miles but you will not be expected to cover the whole distance, just parts of the run and meet up with other transporters en route to transfer the dog to the next transporter’s vehicle. 

Experience/Skills/Knowledge/Personal Qualities 

Must have a vehicle, driving licence and appropriate insurance. 
 
Must possess a means of securing the dog during transport which must be either a dog grill in the car or a crate – a car harness can only be used if there is another adult travelling with you, to sit alongside the dog in case they get distressed and try to climb out of harness. 
 
Experience with handling dogs – some lifting is required. 
 
Ability to follow correct procedures as instructed to ensure your own safety and that of the dogs. 
 
Communication skills. 
 
 
 

 Home Checkers  

 Home Checkers  

 
This is another key volunteer role for the Senior Staffy Club. Visits to prospective adopters’ homes and subsequent reports to the Adoption Team, allied to information provided via our online forms, allow for the appropriate adoption decisions to be made. 
 
If you have the experience and feel this is a role for you, please complete our online Volunteer Form. 
 
 

Role Summary 

To visit prospective adoptive homes for our dogs. 

Time Commitments 

As and when required – 1 to 2 hours per visit. 

Transport 

Own transport required. 

Training Provided 

Support will be offered by the Admin Team. 

Experience/Skills/Knowledge/Personal Qualities 

Good people and communication skills. 
 
Reliability and punctuality. 
 
Some IT skills to receive and complete forms and return via email together with photographs. 
 
Experience of dog ownership – you do not need to be an expert but should have an understanding of what is required to look after a dog properly on a daily basis. 
 
Ability to follow instructions and our procedures as required. 
 
Confidentiality. 
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