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Two dogs running through the grass © Kit Reid Photography


We don't have a central base, so we have a mix of Whangārei-based volunteers doing hands-on work with our food support programme, while the rest of the team works remotely from their home when it suits them best.

Regardless of your location, you can contribute to improving the lives of dogs across Whangārei and Kaipara.

If you join our team, you'll have the full support of our diverse and passionate people. 

Our volunteers come from all walks of life - creating a dynamic and supportive community united by a shared love for dogs.

Volunteering is a commitment but it’s hugely rewarding too. 

Qualities we look for:

  • Motivated

  • Reliable

  • Understanding of confidentiality

  • Conscientious and thoughtful, with great instincts

  • Doers – passionate hardworking people

How we work

  • From booking desexing appointments to managing inquiries and assisting with accounts, our admin volunteers play a crucial role in keeping operations running smoothly. Work can be done remotely, allowing flexibility in your schedule. If you're proficient with Gmail, Google Docs, or Xero, or have expert admin skills, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Our volunteer drivers use their vehicles to transport food and supplies to various locations in Whangārei, Kaipara, and even from Auckland. Pick-up runs are typically 1-2 times a month, accommodating your availability. We can assist with petrol costs if needed.

  • Design volunteers create advertisements for dogs seeking new homes and material to promote our community projects. They also help manage our website. If you're skilled with Wix, Canva, and have a keen design eye, we'd love your expertise.

  • If you love Facebook and Instagram, we would love a helping hand keeping our pages fresh and answering queries via messenger.

  • Spread the word about our life-saving work and contribute to fundraising and awareness initiatives as an Event Volunteer.

  • Organise various fundraising activities and assist with donor management as part of our fundraising team.

Work van loaded with dog food with open sliding door

How to join us

If you're interested in joining our team, reach out to us for a chat and discover how you can contribute to making a difference to the dogs and get involved.


For Businesses:

If you're a business eager to support our cause, get in touch! We're looking for locations for food pickups, donation drop-offs, as well as sponsors and fundraising opportunities.


No matter the size of your contribution, your volunteer efforts will have a genuine impact on the lives of countless dogs and families.

Together, we can make a real difference!

Three people stand behind a load of dog food

Get involved

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without our incredible volunteers. 

As a purely volunteer-run organisation, we understand the value of a helping hand. Whether you're interested in administration, social media support, or lending a hand with food deliveries, there are countless ways for you to make a meaningful impact. We warmly welcome new volunteers who share our love for dogs and our commitment to making a difference.

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