Community Rehoming Volunteer

Are you an animal lover with spare time? 

Could you temporarily open your home to a Battersea dog or cat and provide invaluable care for animals who really need that second chance.

Fostering is a very rewarding experience especially when you see the dog or cat go to their loving home. It is, however, different to rehoming.

By looking after a Battersea animal, Community Rehoming Volunteers provide for their welfare needs, create rehoming opportunities where Battersea’s centres pose a barrier (e.g. travel, opening hours etc.), and spread the word about rescue in their local community.


It is beneficial if you’ve had experience with dog and cat ownership. However, it is not essential. A willingness to follow our advice and guidance is the most important thing.

Ideally, we would like our Community Rehoming Volunteers to commit to us on a long-term basis to ensure our animals are provided with a stable environment. 




  • Accessibility
  • Current Driving Licence
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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