One of the most common questions we get asked is “How do I become a volunteer?”. We know life can be busy and not everyone has time to visit the shelter for a few hours each week but there are many ways you can help us help dogs in need.
Or, you might like to consider making a donation to help with boarding, training and vet costs.
Volunteering with Rescue Hub
Rescue Hub volunteers do a wide variety of tasks that fit around their busy lives, as well as attending fundraising events over Sydney. Do you have a few hours spare to help us run a fundriasing stall? Or perhaps a few hours to walk our dogs in temporary foster care? Are you a social media whiz who can help us run our Facebook and Instagram accounts? What about collecting donations or running your own fundraising events?
Every little bit help us save more dogs from death row. Get in contact with us via the form found on the “Contact us” page and let us know how often you can help out (big or small), what you would like to help us with and where you are located. Let’s help save dogs together!
Donate your time
Facebook is one of the most powerful tools we use to raise awareness and promote dogs currently in the shelter. We also use Facebook to help reunite dogs that find them self in the shelter with lost and found posts created by people in the community. This is a very quick and easy task that takes 10-15 every few days and helps bring people and their dogs back together sooner, and in return empties kennels.
Donate your unwanted items
Cleaning our your wardrobe or bathroom closet? We are always in need of clean blankets to warm the kennels of pound dogs in Winter and in Summer time we need towels to dry dogs after a quick bath. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave NSW 2756.
Food for Fido
While you are shopping for your furry friend purchasing a new bag of dog food or grabbing a quick treat, why not add an extra bag or treat for a dog in need? Or perhaps during your weekly grocery shopping trip adding in a bag of rice or pasta? Dog treats help us greatly when we are capturing images of shelter dogs while pasta and rice are cooked and added to the dogs daily meals to help fill hungry stomachs.
Volunteering at the pound
Rescue Hub volunteers are at Hawkesbury Companion Animals Shelter every Thursday to photograph the newest arrivals and exercise the dogs that have yet to be adopted. If you would like to volunteer at the shelter you will need to call the shelter on (02) 4560 4644 and be booked into the induction. The induction takes about an hour to an hour and a half at the council chambers followed by a half an hour shelter induction and tour. We recommend once you have completed your induction to meet us on a Thursday to see how we run our day plus ask any questions you may have. When you feel confident enough you can visit the pound whenever you can!