About the role

Our head office in Banbury is a busy place. It’s our vibrant national training centre and offices for many of our staff, plus it has lots of our dogs in training visiting the centre every day. The centre welcomes people who we support, volunteers, suppliers, corporate and charity partners and members of the public every day. In order to give the best possible experience, we are looking for people to staff our reception area during the week and deal with the varied visitors that arrive every day. As well as staffing reception, you may be willing to help with general administrative tasks when time allows. Whatever time you can give us, we would love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in opportunities near you read on to find out more.

What will I be doing?

  • Be the face of the charity on our reception desk welcoming visitors and dealing with queries.
  • Booking visitors in and out through the Ipad on the desk.
  • Helping keep the reception areas looking clean and inviting.
  • Supporting colleagues on site with general admin duties as and when required.
  • Dealing with parcels, post and deliveries that arrive.

 What skills or interest might I need for this role?

Along with having great communication and interpersonal skills, we ask that you are:

  • Friendly, helpful and have a caring personality.
  • enthusiastic about Dogs for Good and helping us have a fun, inviting head office.
  • willing to work as part of a team, or on your own.

If you have specific skills and experience that you think might be useful please let us know. We are always keen to have more talent!

Who will I be volunteering with?

You’ll be volunteering on your own although there are always staff around to support you and to connect with.

How much time will I need to give?

Our head office tends to be open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Any regular hours during the week that you can give us would be really appreciated. There may be that a small team of volunteers cover core hours each day for us.

Helpful things to know 

We’ll provide essential kit such as a uniform top, plus you will access equipment on site to undertake your volunteering with us.

What can I expect from Dogs for Good?

In return for your valuable help, we aim to ensure that volunteering for  Dogs for Good is a fulfilling, fun and a worthwhile experience. You’ll have support from staff, with the opportunity to gain and develop skills and meet other volunteers. We’ll reimburse agreed out‐of‐pocket expenses in accordance with our expenses policy.

If you’re a new volunteer and would like to apply for this role, please complete the form below.  If you’re an existing volunteer, please email us.


We look forward to seeing you as part of our office team.