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. If you are interested in any of these please register through our online form and someone will get back to you.

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 register button above to complete our online form. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Hillcrest Rehoming Centre

Hillcrest is our rehoming centre situated in Ammanford. It is where our hounds come to recuperate and be assessed prior to adoption. We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

  • Kennel Volunteer
  • Administration Volunteer
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We have a booklet of suggestions but are happy to hear ideas from you.

Some fundraising suggestions

Dog Transport

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

Professional Advice

We also need the help of professionals to advise us on legal issues, technical issues, land management, plumbing, building work, fencing, drainage, catering, event organisation – you name it we now need it!

Street Collections

We need people to organise and attend street collections. If you are able to join in with the street collections, you would be most welcome. These collections can be fun and very rewarding, as apart from bringing in much needed funds, the greyhounds themselves attract a very positive reaction from the public, especially children. We regularly get comments like “We’ve been told they make very good pets. “Isn’t it awful the way they are treated.”, “What is their history?”, “Are they easy to look after?”, “Good luck! You’re doing a great job.” and “Oh, they ’re lovely dogs.”

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.

Meet shop volunteer Carol Gwilliam


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.