Educational Speakers on Pet Care

Are you young at heart and enjoy the company of children and young people? Do you find it rewarding to share your knowledge about responsible pet ownership with young people, influencing a new generation of pet owners and potentially improving the lives of hundreds of pets? Blue Cross is looking for confident and self-motivated volunteers to speak to groups of children about responsible pet ownership.

What you will be doing:

Based from home, visiting groups in your local area

Giving talks to children under the age of 12 at local primary schools, nurseries and youth groups such as Cubs and Brownies

Approaching local teachers and youth leaders about our education work

Ordering resources from the education office

Benefits to you:

You'll be helping pets to have happy, healthy lives

A chance to encourage respect for animals and responsible pet ownership in young people

Some volunteers bring their own dog on visits if the dog passes our Blue Cross temperament test

You will be given a resource kit, polo shirt and out of pocket expenses

A two part distance learning course

Gain practical skills and experience for your CV

Join a great team of like-minded people

Time commitment: we ask for at least 4 talks of 1 hour per term mostly during week days and evenings.


What we are looking for:

You must be at least 18 years with access to reliable transport

Computer literate with access to email

Preferably experienced working with young people and caring for pets

A good communicator, adaptable and self-motivated

Happy to work alone or with others


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus only
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We pay a mileage allowance when volunteers go out to give talks on our behalf.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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