Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs

Befriender with dog – Gateshead

Description: Wag & Company is a registered charity enabling volunteers with their own dog to build meaningful new friendships with older dog lovers across the North East of England in their own homes or in care or medical establishments., You will only need a couple of hours most weeks to make a big difference to someone's life., Wag & Company is building a movement of North East dog lovers working together to help older people in our community. We want everyone who misses the friendship of a dog to quickly benefit from a visiting dog team., Our volunteers share their friendship and their dogs., To apply for this opportunity, you will need to complete an online application form, provide references, attend an induction programme and complete a DBS check and dog assessment., Applications are online only, via our website https://www.wagandcompany.co.uk/volunteer/, , Skills and qualifications needed: We would like someone who generally enjoys meeting new people but more specifically, we hope they will be:, Reliable - always does what they say they will and can be relied upon, Compassionate - is kind and sensitive to the needs of others, Assured - calm under pressure and resolves unexpected issues responsibly, Friendly - warm and encourages conversation, Honest - completely trustworthy, Additional Information: Benefits of this role: Making a really big difference to someone else's life, meeting lovely people, making new friends and listening to interesting stories., Other Support: Induction information is provided plus ad hoc dementia or safeguarding training is offered. We are unable to pay expenses but placements are always very close to volunteers’ homes., , Contact details: 01434 611801, office@wagandcompany.co.uk

Areas Covered

Contact Person

Diane Morton

Venue Address

Northumbria House
NE46 4DL
United Kingdom