Medical Detection Dogs

Name: Speaker
Organisation: Medical Detection Dogs
Location: North Somerset
Type: Part Time
Flexible volunteering – you can do as much or as little as you like. Talks may be in the daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends.


Medical Detection Dogs require a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity, the work we do and the life changing difference our assistance alert dogs can make. As well as promoting the charity, speakers help raise much needed funds and encourage others to fundraise in various ways, for example by leaving a legacy in their will or organising a fundraising/sponsored event on our behalf. This is invaluable as Medical Detection Dogs rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations.

What does the role involve?
• You can attend as many or as few talks as you wish
• Give talks/presentations as requested
• We welcome and encourage you to contact local organisations and organise your own talks
• Keep up to date with news and information
• You will need to contact your motor insurer to make them aware you are a volunteer for Medical Detection Dogs

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Organisation Description

To save and enhance lives using our specially trained Dogs' extraordinary sense of smell.

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event.

We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.


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Cause / Interests

  • Animals
  • Poverty and Debt

Types of Activity

  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated


• Friends
• References
• Confidence
• Public speaking skills

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes, travel and out of pocket expenses
Restrictions: None
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, Interview, References