Calling all caring canines, tell your human this might be the role for you!

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Dimensions

Would you like more fuss and the attention of friendly humans?

We have a person we support who would love a canine companion to visit them on a regular basis – could that be you? They would enjoy giving you lots of attention and walking with you and your human owner!

If you are free for an hour a week, please ask your owner to get in touch with us!

Activities will include:

  • Visiting the people we support (with your owner) at their home
  • Enjoying some doggy treats and fresh water
  • Being cuddled and stroked!
  • Potentially, after a period of time, enjoying short local walks together

Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or financial assistance.

We are looking for volunteer dog buddies who:

  • Are well behaved, caring and enjoys the company of others
  • Have a friendly owner who is chatty and a good listener
  • Reliable/dependable and willing to commit to volunteer regularly (exact times/days can be discussed)

How Dimensions is managing Covid-19
We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.

Want to apply for this role?
If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer, please do get in touch on or call 0300 303 9162

Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Volunteering Team Manager
Their phone number?
0300 303 9162
Contact instructions?
Call 0300 303 9162 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm)
or apply online via

Location description
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
A regular commitment would be appreciated, eg once a week, twice a month
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
All volunteers are provided with free access to our online training platform Learning Connect
Is support given?
Description of support
Line manager plus ongoing support from Volunteering Officer
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Reasonable expenses may be reimbursed at manager’s discretion
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
23 November 2021