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Thank you for contacting us about volunteering at TEARS Animal Rescue.

The age requirement is 16 years or older and the Volunteering options are as follows:


4 Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town

When you become a kennel volunteer, you will be giving the dogs and puppies what they need most: personal attention, hands-on care and love, exercise, training, spending some quality time with a pooch in their enclosure or a bit of grooming.

As a new volunteer you will attend orientation to learn about the kennels and the volunteer’s role and responsibilities

New volunteers will attend an orientation/hands-on workshop which will help you become more familiar with the dogs, the areas of the kennels and generally a little more confident and at ease. Activities will include spending time with the dogs, basic training and manners, helping with physiotherapy, agility and using the Green Area to best benefit the dogs as well as walking or taking the dogs on an outing to the beach, park or field.


Booking is essential as we can only accommodate a maximum of 10 people per orientation.

When: Every Sunday
Time: Starting at 09h00
Please note that these days are subject to change for operational reasons.

Once you have completed your orientation, you will be welcome to volunteer on any Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, between 10h00 and 15h00 for adult dogs.

Mondays are non-walking days as it is our Enrichment day at the kennels and we focus on basic training and spending quality time with the dogs.

Puppy training takes place every Tuesday between 10h00 -12h00 and orientation is not required as you will be working with our onsite Puppy Trainer.

Please be at the Kennels by 09h45 to complete the required paperwork and familiarise yourself within the Puppy area should you wish to volunteer with the puppies.

To get involved as a volunteer, please contact:
021 785 4482 or

Click HERE to inquire or submit a volunteer form!

Event Volunteers

fundraising events held across cape town

We require volunteers to help with the following on an ad-hoc

• Assisting on Tears stalls at various markets including set up and break down
• Supervising puppies at markets/events

Collecting and returning dogs from/to Tears and taking them for an outing to the market/event

Click HERE to inquire or submit a volunteer form!

Charity Shop Volunteers

charity-shop (2)

The Charity and Book Shops require volunteers Monday to Friday between 08h30 – 16h30

Orientation is on a 1 on 1 basis and booking is essential

Click HERE to inquire or submit a volunteer form!


21 Kommetjie Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town

Orientation takes place daily, except Thursdays, and is on a 1 on 1 basis.

To avoid numerous volunteers on a day, it is essential that you contact the Cattery at least 48 hours in advance to book.

Telephone: 021 785 1310


Options are as follows:

• Cleaning: 08h30 – 12h00
• Socialising: 12h00 – 15h00

Click HERE to inquire or submit a volunteer form!

Volunteer Gallery

Volunteering can be one of the most meaningful things to do with your time. We have put together a gallery of images our volunteers have taken to showcase the essence of volunteering at TEARS Animal Rescue:

Click HERE to view the gallery!

Kindly contact us via email to arrange the relevant orientation when you are ready to proceed:

Kennels & Events
Charity shops   

We look forward to seeing you soon!