We rely on the generosity of pet owners and veterinary professionals who give up their time to support our work in a number of ways. Ways you can help us include:
Volunteering at donation sessions
Our donation sessions are really busy days and an extra pair of hands really does make a huge difference in ensuring our team can make the day a great experience for all of our donors and their owners. You’ll help our team set up for the session, meet and greet our lifesavers and take their photos for our Facebook page.
We particularly need volunteers for the following sessions but would love to hear from anyone interested:
- Vets Now Hospital, Glasgow
- Vets Now Support Office, Dunfermline
- St Clair Veterinary Group, Glenrothes
- Glenbrae Veterinary Centre, Bearsden
Volunteering at our Loughborough office
Our base in Loughborough is where all the organisation takes place for our sessions. A range of administration tasks need to be completed at our office and processing unit including booking session appointments, sending out letters for our sessions and organising marketing literature to be sent out to our host venues.
We also need volunteers to assist with distribution activities, primarily helping to prepare materials and boxes for orders. This is a vital role as it supports the dispatch of our lifesaving blood products to vets.
Our office is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday so volunteering can be flexible within these hours.
Volunteering at events
We are in such a fortunate position where we are frequently invited to attend local events, including dog shows and fairs, but as we are such a small team, we are often unable to go along. Having volunteers who would be happy to attend these for us would mean we can say yes to more of these wonderful opportunities. These events generally take place on the weekend and could be anything from a few hours to a full day. We will provide you with everything you need for the stall, including leaflets and banners. If an event comes up in your local area, we will contact you to see if you are able to attend and provide you with all the information you will need.
Spreading the word
Do you know someone with a dog that would be suitable to donate blood? At the moment, we particularly need to raise awareness with owners of the following breeds as our stock of Negative blood is low. For more information, please click here. We post session details and appeal for owners in certain areas to come forward using our Facebook and Twitter pages and would really appreciate if you could like and share our posts.
Dog shows and pet events are great opportunities for us to tell others about the charity too. If you regularly attend events, we would love to hear from you. If you’re able to hand out leaflets even represent us on a stall, it’s a great way for us to raise awareness.