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​Volunteer with us!

We rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome. 

There are many volunteering opportunities including working directly with our dogs, manual and maintenance, fostering, becoming a home checker, fundraising and helping at our events.

Volunteering not only benefits our dogs but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:   

  • Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare

  • Gaining new skills or developing existing ones

  • Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding

  • Putting something back into the community

  • Developing personal skills and confidence

Please complete the information below and we will be in touch with the next steps to becoming a volunteer. Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential. 

For on-site roles you will be invited to attend an induction course with our team  when you will be asked to show ID and full proof of address before you can take up a volunteering role with us. 

Please note we operate using ‘sessions’ which consist of 4 hours blocks of an individual’s time. To allow the rescue to plan and ensure we have adequate volunteers available we do request volunteers commit to an average of 4 sessions per month and these are scheduled at least a week in advance.



On site sessions will currently be at our principle site in Ayr.

The different types of sessions are as follows:

CORE session – daytime, on site including poop picking, kennel cleaning and water checks.

SUPPORT sessions – other on site activities which may include any of the activities listed below as required by SRS at the time.

SORT session – on site (or may be at home) sorting and preparing donations (day time or evening).

BARTER session – offsite (with on-site collection – requires transport) supporting with bartering deals made, collecting donations and may also include help with taking washing to the large wash centres.

EVENT sessions – preparing and running events such as car boot sales, table top sales etc.

Please complete the form below to register your interest in volunteering for SRS and we will be in touch.


Volunteer Application Form

Express your interest in volunteering with us

by applying with this form!

Thanks for submitting!

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