Applying to be a volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Given the uncertainty with housesits at the moment it spurred me on to apply. If you’re not aware it’s a charity that assists the elderly and vulnerable with their pets should they have to stay in hospital or die. Opportunities can be to walk a dog, short or long term foster animals, pick up an animal to take it to their shelter in Cornwall. It’s a fantastic charity and is something that can complement housesitting or fulfil a need at the moment.
@Smiley thank you for sharing and for applying to volunteer with this wonderful charity …
Here’s the link for anyone interested in discovering more https://cinnamon.org.uk/
Please feel free to share any organisations you volunteer with …
Thanks Angela. I don’t think their website’s great but it’s a fantastic job they do
You are so right @Smiley, such an amazing community. Like most charities they have limited funds and web developing can be expensive, perhaps someone could volunteer their expertise to make improvements … or perhaps it’s targeted at the demographic they serve.
Thank you again for sharing.
Thanks for sharing @Smiley it’s fantastic that you’re able to volunteer!
We actually passed the Cinnamon Trust HQ the other day in Hayle! I’d heard of the charity but hadn’t thought of it in a while. Only yesterday I was on the website and although it is basic I recommend anyone to read the newsletters as they have articles written by the volunteers and give a real idea of the important, rewarding and fun job they do! It’s definitely given me food for thought and I have told a few friends about it already. It’s something that i would be keen to do, especially all the while it’s not feasible to have pets of my own.
In one of the newsletters I read it described how Covid is no barrier as the owner gets the dog ready and puts in the porch or garden, then the volunteer brings their own lead etc and takes the dog straight out with no contact. Honestly the more volunteer stories you read about both the dogs and the owners that need the help, the more you want to volunteer!
Here’s the link to the latest newsletter with “Volunteer Views” in it…https://cinnamon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Newsletter-69.pdf
Thank you @PetsSit. I’ve only just been accepted but was amazed at the speed of the process. I’m looking forward to my first assignment which hopefully won’t be too long… If I’m ever near Hayle I would be interested to call in when possible too
Angela, why a web site would be dull, because “targeted at the demographic they serve”?
@Provence I think I know what Angela means but she probably didn’t say it quite right. I’d say they haven’t had the means or capability of updating the website so it looks a little jaded. They haven’t done anything on Twitter since 2019 but tend to use Facebook more. As @PetsSit says above, it’s worth reading their newsletters where there are some lovely pics and stories of some of the animals and volunteers
@Provence Hi sorry if I didn’t explain myself too well, I didn’t mean the “dullness” if that’s how it can be described, one’s perception of a website can be very subjective, I meant ease of use. … Thank you @Smiley
How wonderful! I had never heard of The Cinnamon Trust, so here’s a huge THANK YOU to @Smiley for posting.
In a similar vein, does everyone know about using
instead of the usual Amazon site? It’s bizarre, in my view, but if you use the Smile site you can raise a small donation for a charity of your choice every time you buy from Amazon. The products and prices are the same (so why they can’t just do it on the main site I have no idea). So, I haven’t checked yet but maybe Cinnamon is listed as a charity to support?
Thank you @Saltrams for bringing this to my attention. I shall certainly check out with the charity and let you know. However, I’ve just tried the website you mention and a message comes back to say the IP address can’t be found…
Hmm, I wonder if it was trying to log in to my account? Try this;
You don’t need to contact the charity, there is a list on Amazon Smile & you can select which one you want to support.
Thank you and, yes that worked and, yes the Cinnamon Trust is listed.
Thank you again for bringing this to my attention