Regional Support Team

Medical Detection Dogs

Name: Regional Support Team
Organisation: Medical Detection Dogs
Location: North Somerset
Type: Part Time
Flexible volunteering. We can work to find opportunities suitable for the volunteer’s availability.



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Are you looking for an interesting, challenging, and engaging volunteer role? Would you like to make a real difference to people’s lives whilst learning new skills and having fun?

We are looking for members of our Regional Support Team across in Bristol, Bath and Somerset to help raise awareness and funds for our work. You will learn new skills, build your CV, meet lots of new people, gain confidence, and contribute directly to a really worthwhile cause.

It’s also a lot of fun – we will ensure the role fits to your interests, or where you would like to develop your skills.
You can give as much or as little of your time as you would like, volunteering just the once or an ongoing basis. Anyone can get involved!

Being a part of the regional support team could involve:
- Attending events to raise awareness of the charity
- Speaking to community groups and schools about the charity’s work
- Collection pot distribution
- Leaflet distribution
- Supermarket collections
- Organising your own event
- Taking part in challenge events, such as charity runs
- Meeting with other team members to create new ideas to raise money and awareness

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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
  • Disability
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events

Skills and Qualifications


- Enthusiasm!
- Able to work independently and as a team.
- An interest in the charity
- An enjoyment of meeting new people


- Fun!
- Meeting new people and dogs!
- Confidence
- Public speaking skills
- Fundraising skills
- Teamwork
- Leadership (if desired)
- Organisation

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

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

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Interview