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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


Young Kennel Club Training Days

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. 


Thame & Oxfordshire County Show

20th September – Thame Showground

Thame & Oxfordshire County Show are offering Young Kennel Club members aged 16 – 24 years the opportunity to assist with the running of a new dog show. This unique opportunity will give members an insight into the different aspects of running a show and gaining hands on experience.

Travel expenses will be covered by the Society.

Being a weekday, your parent/guardian would need to contact your school/college to ask permission for a leave of absence.

Please contact the Show Manager, Ben Ashcroft on 0791 232 7711 or email:


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.