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Volunteering with KYP is flexible and fun


Help us provide practical support

If you are interested in helping to providing practical support such as dog walking or fostering, you should be over 18 and live permanently in the greater York area (ie the area covered by City of York Council) or be able to travel there.

Opportunities depend on areas where we have most demand for our services.  Much of our demand is for dog walkers who can walk during weekday daylight hours, although we do also have clients who need help at the weekend or in the evening. Fostering assignments can vary in length from overnight to several weeks.

Initially volunteers need to attend two induction training sessions and complete a satisfactory DBS check.

We visit each pet and owner before we involve our volunteers. We then discuss each case with the volunteer to make sure it fits with their availability and expectations and provide contact and support during the assignment.

Please visit for more information and an initial application form.

Once your application has been received, we will contact you for an informal chat about our current vacancies and to answer any questions you may have.


Help us with fund raising and publicity

We need help with a range of activities from delivering posters and other publicity materials to generating new fund-raising ideas, helping on stalls and at fund raising events. For a chat about current opportunities, please email us with a contact phone number and we will give you a ring for a chat about current opportunities.