Could you help hounds by volunteering?

Greyhound Rescue Wales relies on the work of volunteers to ensure we can continue to help as many hounds as possible.

Below are the areas where we need regular volunteers.

Click on one of the below areas to register your interest:

One of the team will get back to you shortly

Rescue and Rehoming




Want to help but have limited time?

If you can’t commit to a regular volunteer role, you could still help by microvolunteering. You can find out more by clicking the button below. You do not need to fill in an application form for microvolunteering.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you think you could help by doing any of the roles listed below, please click the relevant button above to complete our online form. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Hillcrest Rehoming Centre

Hillcrest is our rehoming centre situated near Ammanford. It is where our hounds come to be assessed and rehabilitated prior to adoption. Volunteering at Hillcrest involves:

  • Walking/bathing/grooming/feeding dogs
  • Helping kennel staff with vet trips
  • Spending time with the dogs and getting them used to the home environment
  • Some light kennel cleaning
  • Kennel Laundry
  • Playing with and socialising dogs

Dog Transport

Volunteers are needed to transport dogs to their homes, to our kennels and to veterinary practices.

Shop Volunteers

We wouldn’t get far without our shop volunteers. Shops are our largest source of income. We have shops in Abergavenny, Merthyr, Cardiff, Neath, Blackwood and Swansea and are always looking for more people to help.

Learn more about shop volunteering.


Do you want to help create and implement strategy and good practice for Greyhound Rescue Wales?

We are particularly interested in talking to people with specific skills and experience such as: legal, property management, fund-raising, HR, knowledge of animal charities and if possible greyhound rescue, dog behaviourists or veterinary practitioners. (the list is not exhaustive)

We are keen to achieve a diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community.