Open for viewing only on Saturday and Sunday between 1.30pm to 4pm. No appointment necessary.

Volunteer with Us

Join our volunteer team!

We are currently recruiting regular volunteers to join and be a part of our team at Manchester Dogs Home!

If you are available on the following days: 






If you can commit to volunteering for a minimum of 4 hours on one of these days then please read the points below and if you are interested then please fill out an application form and send it to

Points to consider before applying

Dog Walking

Taking our dogs for walks on the lead, in the public green space near our site. Playing with the dogs off-lead in our secure areas. Starting from 10:00


We will ask you about your availability. Anyone can apply for casual dog walking, but regular attendance is better for the charity and more fulfilling for the volunteer, as you can build skills and become part of a team. From time to time there may be specific requirements for certain hours, days and levels of commitment.

Doggie Housekeeping

Every dog has a bed and a bowl every day, and we need to ensure a clean supply. Volunteers can help the staff with this, when needed

Physical Ability

Walking is a very exciting time in a dog’s day. We do not expect anyone to walk a dog they are not physically suited to, however walking any of dogs requires a certain amount of stamina and energy, and we hope you will be able to walk several dogs whilst here. The ground under foot is, in places, stony, bumpy and muddy.


There are various different roles within fundraising, for example: Checking and replacing collecting boxes and emptying food donation bins in shops and supermarkets. Collecting and encouraging donations of items for sale in our charity shops. 

Fundraising at your workplace. Organising or taking part in sponsored dog walks. Making items for sale – if you like knitting, cardmaking, sewing, baking cakes or other creative crafts, you can help the Dogs’ Home even if you would find it hard to come regularly to the site.

Charity Shop Assistant - Harpurhey

Helping out at one of our Charity shop in Harpurhey. Please apply to the shop manager directly. More details here.

Thank you for wishing to volunteer for us.

Please complete the application form and email to

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