Keeping People & Pets Together

Northern Ireland’s charity for the terminally ill, cancer patients, older people living with disability, and their pets.

Volunteer With Animals


We love to hear from people who want to join our team


For every person and pet we support at Rosie’s Trust, we need a minimum of 4 volunteers, working in conjunction to support their needs.

terminal ill support ni

Terminally Ill

Support Older People living with Disability

Older People living with Disability

Support Cancer Patients

Cancer Patients

Since Rosie’s Trust was founded, we have recruited more than 330 dedicated volunteers who give their time in various roles across our service.


Here’s what you can help with:

Canine Support
Visiting for play, walks and possibly, vet or grooming visits

Feline Support
Visits to feed, play, clean litter trays, vet visits

Foster a pet
Foster an animal for someone who has to go to hospital or hospice

Transport Volunteer
Helping with the transportation of the pets we support whether it’s a vet visit, grooming appointment or a fostering move

Beneficiary Support
Co-ordinate vet visits, and foster arrangements

Guide Rosie’s Trust on governance and sustainable strategy

Attend events and visit social groups to inform them about we do and why

There is no charge for the Rosie’s Trust service, so we depend on donations to keep the wheels turning

What does it take to become a volunteer?

Our volunteers need to be over 18, and naturally, be a reliable, friendly animal lover with at least a couple of hours per week to offer.

Rosie’s Trust will provide you with all the training and support you’ll need to enjoy your volunteering safely.

You’ll be making a real difference to the lives of people and their pets, and you’ll know – because they will tell you!

If you’d like to make a difference, just complete our online form and we’ll get back to you. Of course, if you’d like to talk to us about volunteering, or prefer a paper version of the form, we’ll always be glad to hear from you.
We are in the most wonderful position of having more volunteers than we currently need but please keep an eye on our social media channels as we will share any recruitment drives there. Thank you for visiting our website and for your willingness to support us.

Ways to Support

our charity in your day to day life

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you. More Info

In Memory Of

A wonderful way to remember someone, especially if they shared their life with pets. Family & friends make a donation instead of buying flowers

Your Will

Anyone can leave a gift in their will, so if you are considering making one, or changing an existing will, please tell your solicitor about Rosie’s Trust.

Host an Event

If you're taking part in an event, it’s easy to raise money via JustGiving. You can share the link on social media so that your supporters can donate.

About Us


At Rosie’s Trust our mission is to preserve and protect the special relationship between people and their companion pets. We will do this when that relationship is at risk due to the person receiving a terminal diagnosis, when an older person is living with a disability, or when someone is being treated for cancer.

Our Registered Office

2 Queen's Parade, Bangor
Northern Ireland, BT20 3BJ

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