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Greyhound Adoption Program
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Please note: we have an application process which includes completing an application form and induction that need to be complete before starting volunteering for us. The link to start the application process can be found on GAP's website under the volunteering tab.

What is required?

  • Community Engagement volunteers can sign up to attend event shifts in areas and times that suit them and their availability. Shifts are generally 2 hours each so greyhounds don’t get tired!
  • New volunteers need to attend a face-to-face induction and training session at GAP. These sessions are 3 hours long and volunteers can sign up for the next session that suits their availability.
  • You must own a GAP greyhound 
  • Your GAP dog must be an appropriate temperament for chilling out at busy events and getting lots of pats from children and visitors. Some of the events we attend also have other dogs walking by.
  • Our Community Engagement volunteers are super reliable, punctual, and are great at chatting to event visitors and answering questions about GAP.

What events do you attend?

  • Volunteers may choose which events to sign up for on the volunteering portal. Throughout the year, we attend many industry events (at the thirteen Greyhound Racing Clubs throughout Victoria), agricultural shows (like the Royal Melbourne Show), pet expos, volunteering expos, and community festivals.
  • Volunteers may also sign up to help handle Greyhounds at our regular adoption days held around Victoria.
  • Our new GAP café, also has opportunities to volunteer at. Community Engagement volunteers can attend shifts at the café with their dog, and chat with visitors about Greyhounds over coffee (what a great way to volunteer!?).