Medical Detection Dogs require a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity, the work we do and the life changing difference our assistance alert dogs can make. As well as promoting the charity, speakers help raise much needed funds and encourage others to fundraise in various ways, for example by leaving a legacy in their will or organising a fundraising/sponsored event on our behalf. This is invaluable as Medical Detection Dogs rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Location: Speakers visit groups such as Lions, Rotary Clubs, Women’s Institutes, community groups, schools and businesses within their local community. It is your choice how far you wish to travel to talks.

What does the role involve?
• You can attend as many or as few talks as you wish
• Give talks/presentations as requested
• We welcome and encourage you to contact local organisations and organise your own talks
• Keep up to date with news and information

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Good communication and interpersonal skills
Act as an Ambassador
Friendly, comiitted, honest
Enthusiastic, organised, confident and motivated

Areas of Interest: Animals, Community, Education, Health and wellbeing, Medicine
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students, With friends, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Campaigning, Fundraising, Marketing, Research, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Medical Detection Dogs
Organisation Profile: Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, insamples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public