Grooming Room Volunteer

Hours: 4 / 7-hour shift

Location: USPCA Animal Hospital, Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry, Co Down, BT35 6QH

Minimum Age: 16 years old    

Reports to: Groomers

The purpose of this role is to assist the USPCA Grooming staff in a busy working environment.

Principle Duties:

  • Welcoming clients to the Grooming Room
  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Brushing & Bathing dogs 
  • Detangling and removing matted hair
  • Drying coats, trimming nails & Cleaning the ears
  • Assist with general laundry duties as part of each shift, including loading dirty laundry into the machines, loading and/or taking clean washing out of the dryers, and folding all clean items.
  • To assist in keeping the grooming area clean and organised at all times. 
  • To always act as a good ambassador for the USPCA, supporting its policies, procedures and aims.

What you will gain

Volunteering with the USPCA is fun, rewarding and makes a huge contribution to the relief of suffering in vulnerable animals.

  • Make new friends
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • The opportunity to try out something new
  • Develop your interpersonal skills through practical experience
  • Become part of a dedicated team who have a passion for animal welfare
  • Gain a great sense of achievement & feel rewarded

How to Apply

If you’d like to apply to become a grooming volunteer please complete a volunteer application form and return it to or alternatively drop it into the USPCA centre. 

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