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Volunteer for us

TAG couldn’t exist without our amazing volunteers! Their work is hard and physically demanding but so rewarding and we have some lovely like-minded people who make up Team TAG.

Volunteer at our Sanctuary

Our animals require year-round care, regardless of the weather, and the work is primarily outdoors. Volunteers follow a rota system, with each person assigned a specific day and section to manage. It's crucial for volunteers to commit to their scheduled day each week, as consistent attendance is vital for both the animals and the sanctuary's operations.

Volunteer Schedule

The primary hours for volunteering are between 8am and 11am, so you won’t need to spend the entire day at the sanctuary. However, availability in the morning is essential.

Getting Here

Volunteers need to arrange their own transportation. We offer parking for cars, motorbikes, and bikes. The nearest bus stop is at Westwood Cross, followed by a 15-minute walk to the sanctuary.



  • Age: Volunteers must be 18 or older.

  • Health: Up-to-date tetanus injections are required.

  • Attitude: Be prepared to get your hands dirty and handle physical tasks!

Volunteer at our shops

Volunteering at one of our charity shops does more than support the animals in our care—it connects you with your local community. You'll meet wonderful new people, make friends, and experience the joy of contributing to a great cause.

Flexible shifts

Choose the shift that suits you best:

  • Morning Shift: 10am - 1pm

  • Afternoon Shift: 1pm - 4pm

Shop locator

We have several shops across Thanet. Click the button below to check the map to find the one closest to you, and let us know your preferred location in the application form.


What you'll do

As a volunteer, you might:

  • Work on the till

  • Tidy the shop

  • Add new stock

  • Hang and tag items

  • Check prices for valuables on eBay

Birchington TAG Shop

41 Station Road, Birchington, CT7 9DJ

Broadstairs TAG Shop

114 High Street, Broadstairs, CT10 1JB

Ramsgate TAG

Shop 74 Queen Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9ER

Hythe TAG Shop

46 High Street, Hythe, CT21 5AT

Volunteer for the

TAG Dog Team

Volunteering to help rescued dogs can be such a rewarding experience. You will meet a variety of dogs and people. You will feel a great sense of achievement knowing that you have been part of a process that has brought a dog out of despair and possibly poor health and into a happy, loving home and by following our Facebook page, you will be able to follow the progress of the dog that you have been a part of helping.

Image by Pauline Loroy


There is no specific shift as in most cases your help will be required on an ad hoc basis and sometimes as an emergency. However, if you would let us know what days and times you are likely to be available, we can call on the volunteer most likely to be able to assist at any given time

What you'll do

As a volunteer, you might:

  • Transport dogs from kennels to foster homes.

  • Transport dogs to/from the vets and stay with them while they are treated and collect them later if admitted for neutering and take them back to where they are being cared for.

  • Walking/interacting with dogs in kennels or foster homes in Dover and surrounding area’s.

  • Make up foster packs from the food supplies and equipment held in Dover and/or our Sanctuary at Lydden farm Margate.

  • Contribute toward getting to know each dogs needs to help us understand the type of home most suitable for each dog.


  • Age: Volunteers must be 18 or older.

  • Transport: Hold a full driver’s licence.

  • Experience: Handling and a love and understanding of dogs.

  • Availability: You must be able to inform the team leader what shifts you may be able to cover each week & be willing to receive calls ad-hoc.

Volunteer App

Fancy it?

Does this sound like the perfect way for you to make a difference? If so, we’d love to have you on Team TAG! Please fill out the application form below and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

About you

Please select what day(s) you can commit to every week between 8am and 11am


It is important our volunteers are reliable and trustworthy. Please provide contact information from someone who knows you well who is not a family member so we can contact them for a reference. Please make sure your referee is aware that you have put them as a reference and knows we will be contacting them.


The information provided on this form will only be viewed by a small number of TAG staff members and will not be passed on to any third parties, or used for any other purposes. By clicking submit you confirm that the information provided on this form is accurate and true at the time of submission.

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