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Volunteers are Vital

It’s too often we hear, “But what difference can I make as an individual?”

The truth is that you can make a big difference in any doggie’s life by offering up a little of your personal time each week as a volunteer. All these dogs need is a little love, a little affection, and a little exercise, and as a volunteer, you can fulfil these three basic animal needs. You can also help with administrative tasks and give your services wherever needed.

Ways to Volunteer

There is a place for everyone here at Dogtown.

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Become a part of the Pooch Parade and help us walk the 150 dogs in our care.

Snuggle Buggles

Snuggles Buggles

The Snuggle Buggles are those that want to spend quality time with our furkids.

Paint Saints

Paint Saints

The Paint Saints who keep the dog houses painted and in one piece.

Clean Team

Clean Team

Join the Clean Team, help keep our containers and dog houses clean and tidy.



You can volunteer your Skills from any field to help a part of Dogtown.

Event Team

Event Team

Join our Event Team to help us spread the word about Dogtown and raise funds.

We are currently

If we are currently closed to volunteers we are still open to applications for when we open, please still fill in the form below.

Apply to Volunteer

Apply to Volunteer

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Please note no one under 14 is allowed to volunteer and that volunteers between 14 and 16 have to be accompanied by an adult at all times (1 adult per volunteer)
Do you offer casual volunteering?

We do not offer casual, short term volunteering at the centre. To help our days run smoothly volunteering opportunities are by appointment only. Please have a look at  when can I volunteer to see how our volunteering works.  Always book your volunteering spot –  volunteer@dogtownsa.org and let them know when you would like to volunteer. There is so much we need help with and if we know we have a few extra pairs-of-hands-on deck, our daily plans can include you generously giving up your time.

How do I book?

The first step of your volunteer journey is to apply either through the form above or email volunteer@dogtownsa.org.

If you choose to work with our dogs in the centre, you will have to commit to a volunteer shift so we can make sure our dogs’ needs are met.

What is volunteer skills?

At Dogtown we know each person has something different to give. Volunteering skills means helping us through sharing your skills. A few examples are volunteering to do maintenance, admin or fundraising.

When can I volunteer?

We are open to bookings for volunteers every day, weekends included.

Thank you for wanting to be a part of our incredible family.

We are looking for dedicated people who are serious about making a commitment to our dogs.

How can I find out more?

We would love to tell you more about our volunteering program, you can email, call or WhatsApp us.

Email volunteer@dogtownsa.org

Call: 073-092-7800

WhatsApp: 083 279 9325

Opportunities for volunteers

If you want to learn more about dog behavior and training, we offer exciting free workshops, where you can learn and do more with the dogs and become a part of the Dream Team helping us train our furkids to become the best they can be. The level at which you become a part of our family is totally up to you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Volunteers who work with our dogs on a regular basis for 6 months or longer will be afforded the opportunities to attend more workshops provided by us and (IMDTSA).