There are a number of ways you could help fundraise for Helpful Hounds. Your fundraising efforts would go towards the continued training of our Helpful Hounds who will one day change the life of a young person.

A few of the ways you could fundraise for us include:

  • A bake sale.
  • A garden party.
  • A raffle.
  • A pub quiz.


Helpful Hounds is always looking for volunteers. As a small, but constantly growing charity we are on the lookout for likeminded individuals with a passion for our work. Whether it’s a love of dogs, or an understanding of the people we aim to help. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your local community, and helping to eventually change the life of a young person. There are a number of ways you or your local community group could volunteer your time and skills to help us:

Running an Event:

You and a local community group could help raise funds and awareness for Helpful Hounds by running your own event! This could include things like a bake sale, an information day at your community centre, a garden party and organising a talk for one of our trainers to come and speak to you – we might bring a pup/dog or two! You would have our support throughout the entire process, and we would advertise the event on our social media and website. Ideas welcome!

Volunteering at an Event:

Helpful Hounds runs a number of events throughout the year. These include to name a few:

  • Collections – Fundraising at shopping centres/shops across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
  • Dinner Dances.
  • Pub Quizzes.
  • Sponsored Dog Walks.

All of these events will need the help of volunteers in order to keep them running smoothly – whilst having some fun along the way!

Volunteering your Skills:

Helpful Hounds is always on the lookout for skilled volunteers to give us a hand with the day to day running of the charity, such as:

  • Admin Work.
  • Mobile Groomers.
  • Grant Researchers.