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about the events

Dogs: Imagine being part of the most wonderful day for a previously abandoned dog, when he goes home with his new family.

Adopters: Imagine feeling that new family's joy and excitement as they choose their new dog. Then multiply all that by 300 or more!

How: Please read about the ways in which you can volunteer before and on event day and then complete the sign up form.

Required: You will need to be available to attend a compulsory training session and be able to arrive on event day by 8am.

what happens!

Numbers: There will be over 200 of you volunteering, with over 300 dogs from 15 rescues and over 2,000 members of the public.

Instructions: You will also be receiving very specific guidelines via email.

Early day: Event day mornings are the busiest times.

Afternoons: Your dog may be adopted early on and if so you may wish to leave. If you stay, be sure to make yourself useful, e.g. cleaning out the transport vans etc.

Jobs on Event Day

Dog Handler: This is where 95% of you will be working. All the dogs are on leash and are friendly with dogs and people. You will be a big part of getting them a new home. 

Greeter: Able to give a joyful, informative first impression to the thousands of adopters as they arrive.

General Volunteer: Able to be placed wherever we need you!

Parker We have over 1,000 cars to park so efficient parking volunteers are key to a successful day! 

Dog Trainer: Those of you with dog training skills may like to assist the professional dog trainers at the event. 

Jobs Before the Event

Poster Distribution: Help us put up 3,000 posters at all sorts of appropriate locations advertising the event. We need 50 volunteers. Let us know how many posters you'd like!

Applicant Screening: We have up to 500 families apply to adopt. We need you to help us call applicants and their references. This requires computer and communication skills. We start screening 4 weeks before the event and it will require a few hours every day. There will be a training session before you begin and you will be assigned a coordinator to help you with all your questions. Join Team Screen! We need 40 screeners!