Keeping People
& Pets Together

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

Want to Volunteer?

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. 

Terminally Ill

Older People living with Disability

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 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.

Please note that volunteers need to be aged 18 or over.