We have a number of key opportunities for dedicated volunteers to join our busy charity, from Trustees to front-line Area Coordinators.


* NEW * A very important area within our Comms team’s remit is PDWRA’s social media sites.

We are looking for volunteers to help support this, which will include monitoring and responding to our followers on PDWRA’s posts. Regular removal and blocking of nuisance spam swiftly, to prevent any advantage being taken of our followers, by often fake sellers of merchandise or even pugs especially puppies, or to join other pug groups we have no knowledge about!

If you could offer regular or occasional, support in this area including some weekends, please email: comms@nullpdwra.org.uk  stating ‘Facebook Help’ in the header. Thank you.


For the following vacancies, if you, or anyone you know, may be interested, and have the skills, experience & time to commit, please contact : secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk


We are looking for more Trustees, with new members who wish to offer strategic advice or financial planning expertise.

PDWRA is a Registered Charity run entirely by volunteers including its Trustees, who ultimately exercise control over, and are legally responsible for the charity.
Working among the board of Trustees and Officers, you will be contributing to its fulfilment of its duties and responsibilities while pursuing its aims & objectives.
You will be developing long-term strategies and ensuring compliance with the charity’s governance and procedures, able to attend regular, remote meetings and be able to draw on experience in a similar role or management position.

Fundraising Manager

As a charity that is entirely dependent on donations, fundraising is critical.

As the Head of Fundraising, you will guide the charity in how to get the most from available schemes and opportunities, and to support volunteers who wish to fundraise for the charity.
Working closely with the Trustees, you will be developing and overseeing a cohesive strategy for current and future development of its income.

This is a key opportunity to make a tangible difference to PDWRA, where the cost of living challenges and rising vet healthcare costs impacts our charity greatly!

Volunteer Area-Rehoming Co-ordinators (VACs)

Our VACs are at the forefront of the charity. They are at the receiving end of calls from the public who wish to surrender their pugs to the PDWRA. VACs guide and counsel them through the process and ultimately oversee the rehoming of their surrendered pug.

The positions are held across the UK and support is always needed to take in more needy pugs.

You will be dedicated to a specified area of the country, working remotely, coordinating all activities and other volunteers, required to support the rehoming of surrendered pugs from your area.


This includes:

  • Being available to receive or return calls as a matter of urgency, to advise and reassure the public surrendering their pugs
  • Managing adoption, foster and volunteer applications for your region, providing support once onboard
  • Working with all other resources within PDWRA according to PDWRA guidelines and legal requirements
  • Organising the demands of the role, with commitment, responsibility and flexibility
  • Helping to promote pug rescue work and achievements of the PDWRA

This is a demanding, yet highly rewarding role where full training and support will be given, with reviews, to ensure you will be confident and knowledgeable to perform this vital role.

As lot of our work is carried out remotely, so you do not have to live in the region that you will be managing.


If you feel you have the skills and the time to contribute to rehoming pugs in need in this way, please email: secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk

Full Job Descriptions & Application Forms will be sent to you for all of the Vacancies above. Thank You!
Interviews occur on an ongoing basis and all successful applicants will require a Disclosure & Barring Check.

For experiences of being a VAC, please see:

Interview with Paula: An Experienced Volunteer Area Coordinator | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)
Paula – Volunteer, Trustee & Lead Area Coordinator. | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

An Interview with Voluntary Area Co-ordinator, Cara. | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

A Day in the Life of Fosterer, Jackie. | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)

Interview with Jane, Voluntary Area Co-ordinator for the South West. | The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association (pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk)



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