Welcome to the TheraPaws Volunteer Portal!

TheraPaws couldn’t run without the dedication of our volunteers.

Both human and dog volunteers make an incredible difference to the lives of the people we visit.


Before filling in your application please ask yourself if you can answer yes to the following questions:

  • Do I have a dog that would be suitable for the programme?
  • Can I make weekly or fortnightly visits? 
  • Can I make at least a 6 month commitment to the programme? 


If you answered yes then please go to "Fill in an application"

Once we have received your application a member from the TheraPaws team will be in touch with next steps. If you have any questions before completing your application then you can email Niamh on

* This application is only for TheraPaws, if you are interested in general volunteering at Mayhew then please visit the general volunteering page

Thanks again for your interest in volunteering with TheraPaws from Mayhew!

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What we do

Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and the people in our communities – at our Home in London and internationally.

Our Vision
A society where people understand the importance and value of animal welfare. 

Our Mission Statement
Helping animals in need gain a better quality of life by delivering a broad range of community-based animal care, education and welfare projects.

More than just a rescue and rehoming centre, Mayhew strives to tackle the companion animal welfare crisis through the delivery of a number of community-based outreach programmes.

We recognise that education is key, not only to achieve a reduction in the number of unwanted dogs and cats, but also to ensure that all animals receive appropriate care.

Mayhew has a team of Animal Welfare Officers who provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in difficulty, respond to animal welfare issues out in the community, deliver a range of initiatives, (including a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for London’s feral cats), and collaborate with government and non-government agencies to address the challenges of irresponsible ownership.

Mayhew has a growing International presence to further promote Mayhew’s message of empathetic companion animal welfare through a network of community based animal care initiatives.