General Volunteering

Welcome to Mayhew's Volunteer Portal!


If you are interested in volunteering with Therapaws click here


Mayhew volunteers are essential to everything we do.

In return for your time, we’ll provide the training you need for your role to make sure you get the most out of volunteering with us. 

Any vacancies we have for volunteering are shown below, please do not apply if you do not see the role you are interested in as we are not always able to reply to speculative enquiries due to the large number.


If you see a role available that you are interested in please fill in an application form.


Work Experience for 2020 is now closed: all placements are filled. Recruitment begins again for 2021 in October.

If you have a different enquiry about volunteering that is not answered above or on the Mayhew website volunteering or work experience pages, please get in touch on 

Thanks again for your interest in volunteering with Mayhew!


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Volunteer Roles Available: (please click each role for more info)

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.