Public Appointments

Dog Trainer Assistants

Are you interested in empowering people living with disabling mental health conditions? Do you have a keen interest in dog behaviour and training or simply fascinated about how dogs learn? If so then you could become one of our volunteer dog trainer assistants, helping our clients develop confidence and skills to train their dogs to mitigate the symptoms of their conditions. We are looking for volunteers who are compassionate, patient, empathic, non-judgemental and open-minded, with good communication and interpersonal skills. We especially welcome applications from people who live with, or have lived with, a mental health condition. As a volunteer dog trainer assistant you will learn how to train dogs and use these skills to support our clients, helping them train their ‘Guides for the Mind’ dogs. If you would like to help people participate in everyday activities with the help of their dogs we’d love to hear from you. Please be aware that we are a local charity based in Southampton and we are only able to pay mileage within a 5 mile radius (10 mile return trip).

For further information please contact Volunteer Centre One Community on 023 8090 2458 or e-mail [email protected]


 Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust at the Pavilion on the Park, Eastleigh

Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust is looking for volunteers to help them with an exciting history project, tracing the development of the charity and all it has been involved in since the 1960s. The project will involve collecting stories and information from the local community and then sharing it through an exciting, month long presentation at the Pavilion on the Park to mark the charity’s 55th anniversary on 29 November. There are so many opportunities to help with this project. It needs people who are interested in:

  • researching archives and records
  • interviewing people with stories to tell
  • recording stories (with video, photographs and sound)
  • sharing the project’s progress through local and social media
  • designing the final exhibition and celebration

Volunteers don’t have to be experts, as an exciting part of this project is about sharing skills and learning new things together, whilst making a really important contribution to the work.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail  [email protected]