Become a Volunteer


Our volunteers/fundraisers are working tirelessly to help the sanctuary. Perhaps you would like to join them? Activities include:

  • helping out at the sanctuary itself
  • working in the shop
  • walking dogs
  • grooming animals
  • help with street collections
  • take a collection box for home/business
  • organized events
  • making handicrafts to sell at craft fairs
  • bake a cake for the open day

…and much more.

Whatever talent you have can be used to help animals. Perhaps you have your own suggestion? Feel free to drop us a line and let us know!

Volunteers play a crucial role in the work of the Sanctuary. There are 2 types of inductions, one for “general volunteers” who want to help out around the Sanctuary and one for those specifically wanting to walk some of our dogs. Please attend the induction most suited to your interests.

Please download the registration form from (downloads section).

Once you have completed your form call us after 12noon, 2 days before your chosen induction date to confirm your attendance Tel: 028 9446 3993.

Then come along on the day with your completed form – please do not submit your form in advance.

The induction will take up to 2hrs and will require some additional documents to be complete along with a presentation and information on the role of a volunteer. You will then be invited for a short 1-2-1 induction at a later date and after that, you will be free to volunteer. It would help us greatly if you can commit to a specific day for volunteering as we have a small staff and rely on volunteers to a large extent.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR TETANUS VACCINATION IS UP TO DATE. You must have your Tetanus up to date BEFORE attending the induction. We consider it vital that you are protected and agreed to continue to be protected against Tetanus while volunteering with us. If in doubt, please check with your Doctor.

Age Policy
Any volunteers aged 16&17 need to be accompanied to the induction by an adult (preferably parent/guardian) who has also been through the induction process.

14&15year olds must have full time adult supervision by an adult who has also been through the induction process.

We cannot accept volunteers under 14years.


Would you like to get involved?

Success of the Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary depends upon people like yourself. We need people who will make a difference.There are a few ways in which you can help the sanctuary.

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About us

Since we opened in April 1996 we have found caring homes for an average of 20 animals each week (over 7000 to date). They come from many sources; some are abandoned, others come to us because their owners have to go into care, some due to marital breakups, moving abroad, and others are unclaimed animals from pounds throughout Northern Ireland.

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