VOLUNTEER WITH US
Paws & Pause is a Social Enterprise Dog Day Care. All our profits go into delivering employment training programmes for people in long term unemployment. We are looking for general volunteers and also for people to apply for our volunteer placements.
As a new start up we are currently looking for volunteers who can help shape the business and be part of the development.
At Paws & Pause we are always looking for volunteers to help with our project. Below is a list of positions we are currently recruiting for or if there is anything else you are interested in doing, please get in touch.
Interior Designer Help with finances
Carpentry DIY and renovations
Applying for grants/ funding Flyering
Social Media Training for people on volunteer placements
We are offering six month placements for people who have had time off work due to mental health or substance use difficulties. Throughout these placements we will support you to gain skills and reach your goals.
The placements will be based at the Dog Day Care, Loughborough junction.
What will you gain?
Volunteering in a therapeutic dog centred environment.
Support into employment or long term volunteering and guidance on CVs, interviews and applications.
Fortnightly 1:1s and weekly volunteer meetings to set goals and reflect on skills gained.
We want to encourage our volunteers to gain experience in all aspects of Paws & Pause including, but not limited to, working with dogs, social media, customer service, daily dog checks, insight into running a small business, event organising, fundraising, delivering training to other volunteers.
As a very recent start up our first placements will be based around supporting the business to grow. You will have a say in how Paws & Pause is run and be part of an environment where you are valued.
What are we looking for?
Someone who can commit to the placement for 3-6 months.
Feels ready to start thinking about future goals.
Loves, and is passionate about, dogs.
Abstinent for 3 months (any concerns about this please talk to us).
Someone who wants to contribute to Paws & Pause and has the same ethos and values.