Black Labrador puppy sitting in the boot of a car

Driving is a vital service provided to Dogs for Good by our volunteers. Our volunteer drivers ensure we can carry out our life changing work by making sure the right dog is in the right place.

This role could see you transporting a puppy from our head office at Banbury to one of our regional offices in Bristol and Culcheth, or driving a dog to meet his new owner and begin his working life.

Our drivers have been on short journeys of 30 minutes or been on the road for several hours. Drives are carried out on weekdays usually between 9am and 5pm, but on occasion you could return after 5pm depending on traffic.

We have a fleet of vehicles ranging from small hatchbacks to estates and small vans. Some will have a SatNav system for you to use, but others may not and you may need to bring your own with you.

Could you be a volunteer driver?

Volunteer drivers are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Must live within 20 minutes drive of our Banbury centre
  • Have a full, clean UK driving licence
  • Aged over 25 years old – for insurance purposes
  • Be tolerant of dogs
  • Good people skills and ability to communicate with people
  • Ability to find destinations without the use of Sat Nav
  • Ability to lift and handle equipment.

Penny Stocks – Volunteer Driver

“I am proud to be part of the team that transforms lives at Dogs for Good.  As a volunteer driver I have the honour of transporting dogs at various stages of their training to a variety of places across the UK.  From the puppies to the two year old dogs that are going to their forever home, each journey is different and I know each trip I am making is making a difference to someone who needs help. 

Dogs  for Good provide excellent support always letting me know where I am going, who I am going to meet and lots of the details about the dogs I am transporting. I really look forward to getting the call from Dogs for Good as I know that I am going to spend another day with a delightful dog, helping to change someone’s life.”

Next steps

We are not currently looking for more volunteer drivers, but if we do a link will appear here, so please check back in the future.