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Young Kennel Club Volunteering Opportunities

As a Young Kennel Club volunteer you become part of a valued team that makes a real difference to others.  You have the chance to try something different and learn new skills, meet people and make new friendships.

If you are YKC member 16-24 years and would like to volunteer by giving your time and expertise, listed below are some of the current volunteering opportunities.

Please complete the online form below if you are interested and committed to any of the current opportunities.


Young Kennel Club Training Days 2017

Various dates & locations

We are currently looking for Young Kennel Club Senior volunteers for our upcoming training days. You do not need any discipline experience to volunteer with us, just a keen,enthusiastic approach to our members and their dogs. 


East of England Championship Dog Show

7th-9th July – Peterborough Showground

East of England Championship Dog Show are offering Young Kennel Club members the opportunity to be involved in their three day show. The show offers a range of different activities for dog lovers across the country including; Dog Showing, Scruffts, Agility, Flyball and lots more. The roles are all varied and you will work alongside experienced committee members. Those who would like to register an interest, please email Charlotte Page. 


YKC Training Event Photographers

Various dates and locations

We are looking for Young Kennel Club members (aged 18 years and over) with great photography skills and a good camera, who can attend any of our training events and take some professional images for us. Just fill out the online form and we will be in touch regarding fees and further information.


Crufts Ring Party & YKC Promotion

March each year - NEC, Birmingham

The Young Kennel Club has its own finals ring at Crufts and we invite senior members (17-24 years) to run the ring over the four days. This is a great responsibility and gives you experience of stewarding at shows, dealing with judges, competitors and the general public and a chance to learn about the organisation and running of a large dog show.

At our events, we always need keen, enthusiastic volunteers to help us promote the club, speaking to the general public and potential new members. Perfect for those passionate about the Young Kennel Club. Applications now closed. Please email us to register your interest for future Crufts.


To register your interest in volunteering, please complete the form below. On receipt of the form, we will pass on your details to the relevant organisation. If you are 16-17 years you will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the event. If you are completing this form on behalf of someone else, please ensure their details are submitted rather than your own. The YKC’s volunteer needs change on a regular basis, so we cannot guarantee that the opportunities listed above will always be available.

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