Volunteer Programme Launch

By Kaytie Grant

At the start of 2024, the team in the Philippines launched the first IWCT Volunteer Programme.

Having been at the new Treatment Centre for a year, established the clinic schedule and employed a fantastic team of kennelmates, housekeeper, administrator and groundskeeper, we were now in a comfortable position to think about starting a volunteer programme. 

We wanted to wait until we had the resources to implement the volunteer programme successfully and professionally from the outset. Now we have a super team of dedicated staff who are passionate about our rescue dogs and mission to help animals in need, we can mentor kind hearted individuals who are willing to give up their time to help out at the centre and at events. 

Roles Of Volunteers:

There are various roles we have opened up to volunteers. Here are some of those roles:

  • Dog walking
  • Dog socialisation
  • Kennel cleaning
  • Admin tasks
  • Stray feeding
  • Attending events to promote responsible pet ownership

Part of the rehabilitation of the rescue dogs is to get used to unfamiliar faces. Socialisation with strangers is a great way for the dogs to learn to trust new humans in their life and prepare them for adoption. 

volunteer at iwct

For volunteers who would prefer to be less hands on with the dogs, we have some housekeeping and administration tasks as well as promoting our campaigns at events and in their local area. Having IWCT advocates on the ground will hugely increase awareness about our work in the Philippines. 

We recently held an induction for our first wave of volunteers. You can see from the photos how much joy the dogs brought to them. Dogs like Kilay in the photo below are very confident meeting new people. Dogs such as Clover and Bantay require more time. These volunteers will give them the time they need. 

volunteer group

How You Can Help

Supporters in the Philippines are invited to apply to become an IWCT Volunteer. Please email suzanne.iwct@gmail.com for more information. 

Supporters elsewhere are encouraged to follow us on social media where you can subscribe to our page which gives us small donations.

Here is the link to our Philippines Facebook Page.

Perhaps you’d rather sign up to our newsletter? You can do that here

Thank you for supporting IWCT. 


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