Volunteer Opportunities At Soi Dog Foundation

Soi Dog Foundation relies heavily on volunteers both in Thailand and overseas to help fulfil our mission. The following sections outline ways to help the dogs and cats of Thailand.

Shelter Volunteers

The primary role of a volunteer at our animal shelter in Phuket, Thailand is to spend time socialising and walking the dogs and spending time with the cats. To ensure the ongoing success of the adoption program, it is essential to teach the dogs and cats to trust people and to teach the dogs to walk on a lead. Almost all of our animals are former street animals who have never been indoors and need to learn to feel comfortable around people. Socialising is especially important for shy animals and those who have been abused. Many adopters say their new companions are really friendly and comfortable with them, even as soon as they arrive from Thailand – this is because of shelter volunteers.

Soi Dog also accepts volunteer veterinarians and vet nurses/technicians who have at least a few years of experience. We don't always have space for veterinary volunteers in our small clinic, and unfortunately our staff doesn't have time to provide training for students and new graduates.

For a map and driving directions to Soi Dog click here: Directions To Soi Dog

For further information on volunteering at the shelter, please contact volunteering@soidog-foundation.org

Overseas Volunteers

There are support organisations of Soi Dog Foundation all around the world which generally hold events, fundraise and raise awareness. To become more involved, please contact the following people:
UK – nadege@soidog.org
Australia – debbie@soidog.org
USA – romina@soidog.org
Switzerland/Germany – claudia@soidog.org
Other countries – belinda@soidog.org

You may also chose to raise funds for a specific mission or do a general fundraiser in support of the dogs and cats of Thailand. You can do a simple fundraiser or use an upcoming activity or event. Many Soi Dog supporters raise funds by:
•    Running a marathon or participating in another sporting event
•    Selling homemade cookies
•    “Giving up” their birthday and asking their birthday and asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu of a gift
•    Establishing a virtual wedding registry with wedding gifts given in the form of donations
•    Or most often simply telling Soi Dog’s story and asking friends and family to join in helping the dogs and cats

To find out more about setting up your fund raiser please click here: Fund Raise For Soi Dog

Veterinarians often contact us regarding the donation of medicines and equipment. Details can be found at: Veterinary Supplies Needed.


Shelter Volunteers


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Check out what volunteers & supporters have to say

Below we let our volunteers tell their account of visiting Soi Dog & our supporters have their say about what helping us to save animals means to them. We hope they inspire you to visit us or give us your support to advance our mission. We are only as good as our support base - without you it can't happen.

Volunteer Diary Supporters Diary
Rob Costello, tells us his story Rosemary White (UK) & her dog Meg
Dr. Heather Carleton, volunteer vet Marion Ten Cate (The Netherlands) adopts Scruffy
Lynne Williams 11 days at Soi Dog
Belinda Davis. (Melbourne, Australia) befriends Pimghon
Lennon Foo – Neutering Clinic Ko Lanta Tamara Johnston (Australia) visits her dogs
The Elborn Family Volunteer at Soi Dog
Kayleigh Anne Norman (UK) forming bonds
Andy Gibson - Volunteer Vet Helen Lawrie - Volunteer Vet

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