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. Now Medical detection Dogs wants to recruit volunteers in Orkney to help in their lifesaving work. There are five new opportunities to get involved with Medical Detection Dogs.

Collection Box Co-ordinator and Leaflet Distributor - 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, distribute literature and display posters in places that are local to you.

Fundraiser - If you enjoy fundraising, organising events and engaging with the local community, why not become an active fundraiser? You will make a real difference to the work they do, you will have lots of fun, meet lots of new friends and contribute directly to a worthwhile cause.

Speaker - Medical Detection Dogs require a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity, the work they do and the life changing difference the 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.

Driver - If you enjoy driving, are a car owner with a few hours to spare on an occasional basis, Medical Detection Dogs require volunteers to transport puppies, dogs, clients and equipment for both short and long distances.

Regional Support Co-ordinator - Fundraising support groups are essential to Medical Detection Dogs. They raise valuable funds and encourage local support as well as inspire others to help them. If you have experience of leading, supporting and motivating people to engage in meaningful and purposeful activity, and are interested in starting or joining a Regional Support group, then this role could be for you!

Please contact Rob at VAO on 872 897 for more information about these opportunities.



Does your group need volunteers? Would you like more folk to help on your committee, with fundraising or to deliver your services? We’ll advertise your opportunity for you and promote it to all new volunteers.

Our experienced staff can help you with

• marketing your volunteering opportunity

• making sure you have right policies in place

• volunteer management

We also offer support and advice for organisations on disclosures and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

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