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Animal Welfare Scheme Volunteer

POST: Animal Welfare Scheme Volunteer

 An Animal Welfare volunteer is an unpaid member of the public who makes random, unannounced visits to Nottinghamshire Police dog kennels.  Visits to the kennels are scheduled in pairs, with two volunteers attending Nottinghamshire Joint Headquarters where the dog kennels are located.  Animal Welfare volunteers may also visit dog training sessions and check Nottinghamshire Police vehicles to ensure working conditions for police dogs are of a high standard.

Animal Welfare volunteers are asked to provide an impartial view of the health and wellbeing of police dogs and are also able to report on the accommodation in which police dogs are held. They make a valuable contribution alongside a number of other volunteers to ensuring that policing in Nottinghamshire is held to the highest standard.

A written report is produced each time a visit is made and any issues raised are recorded and actioned as appropriate through the monitoring arrangements of the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.

No prior experience is required as full training will be provided. The scheme is keen to recruit members from a range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences to reflect the community in Nottinghamshire. So if you are have a passion for pooches and want to make a difference in your local community, this role is for you!  

If you would like to apply to be a AWS volunteer, please click here and follow the instructions on the application form. Applicants are encouraged to tailor their application to the person specification below, showing examples of where they meet the required criteria.

Further information on the scheme please click here.

If you have any questions on the scheme or your application, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire via email on