Opportunities

Organisation Name
Medical Detection Dogs
Description of the Organisation
Our Vision
A society that values Medical Detection Dog’s capacity to enhance and protect the
lives of those with medical conditions and in which our expertise is routinely used to
deliver timely, cost effective and efficient disease detection across the nation.
Mission Statement
To save and enhance lives using our specially trained Dogs’ extraordinary sense of
smell.
About

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, in samples 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.

Opportunity Title
Volunteer Collection Box Coordinator and Leaflet Distributor
Description of the Opportunity
If you have very little spare time, but would still like to make a BIG difference to
the charity, you could place collection boxes with local businesses or become a Leaflet Distributor and distribute
literature and put up posters in places that are local to you.

What does the role involve?
• Identifying potential collection box sites with local businesses such as vets, petrol stations, chemists,
bakeries, newsagents, pubs, hairdressers, garden centres and pet shops
• Collecting boxes when they are full, leaving new boxes, counting and banking the money for Medical
Detection Dogs
• Distributing literature and placing posters locally to you; your place of work, library, garden centre, coffee
shops, schools, doctors, vets, surgeries
• Identifying suitable locations, arranging permission with the owners and delivering supplies of leaflets
and posters
• Creating and updating lists of locations and send this regularly to head office

Benefits to the Volunteer
Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Friendly, committed, honest
• Happy to chat to local business owners in your community
• Enthusiastic, organised and motivated
• Good IT skills
Benefits for you
• Become a valued and integral part of Medical Detection Dogs
• Meet new people and have fun
• An opportunity to show your enthusiasm for volunteering
• An opportunity to take on a new challenge
• Enjoyable and rewarding
• An understanding of the different ways of working within Medical Detection Dogs
Location
Birchington, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Working at home, Near Thanet
Times Volunteers Are Needed
Time – Flexible
Practical Considerations
Over 18s only
Disabled access? Yes
Expenses paid? Yes
Induction/training provided? Yes
Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Friendly, committed, honest
• Happy to chat to local business owners in your community
• Enthusiastic, organised and motivated
• Good IT skills
Recruitment Methods
Application Form
Informal Discussion
References

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