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Wag & Company is a registered charity enabling volunteers with their own dog to build meaningful new friendships with older dog lovers across the North East of England in their own homes or in care or medical establishments. You will only need a couple of hours most weeks to make a big difference to someone\'s life. Wag & Company is building a movement of North East dog lovers working together to help older people in our community. We want everyone who misses the friendship of a dog to quickly benefit from a visiting dog team. Our volunteers share their friendship and their dogs. To apply for this opportunity, you will need to complete an online application form, provide references, attend an induction programme and complete a DBS check and dog assessment. Applications are online only, via our website


We would like someone who generally enjoys meeting new people but more specifically, we hope they will be: Reliable - always does what they say they will and can be relied upon Compassionate - is kind and sensitive to the needs of others Assured - calm under pressure and resolves unexpected issues responsibly Friendly - warm and encourages conversation Honest - completely trustworthy

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Wag & Company


  • Older People


  • Supporting People and Befriending

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  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Volunteers must be over 18.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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