All profits and proceeds from this event will go to Chiswick House & Gardens Trust to maintain and constantly improve this wonderful, historic oasis in West London.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ... Gill Thomas, Karen Dunn, Matt Ward, Ian Morton, Carol Dass, Richard Sales, John Hickman, Marinus Ferreira, Rosie Fyles, Jeremy Weinbren, Alison Wolfe-Patrick, Saskia James, Julian Clark, Laura Johnson, Brian Loftus

Volunteer at the show!

The Chiswick House Dog Show is not just a show; it’s an event made possible by around 150 dedicated volunteers each year. If you’re ready to be part of the magic, lend us a few hours of your time on Show Day – we would love to have you on board!

Show Setup and Traffic Management (7 am – 11 am) & De-rigging (4 pm): Physical work involving setting up gazebos, flags, signs, and more.

Class Registration Desk (9 am – 4:30 pm): Check-in dogs and owners, set up, or de-rig the registration desk.

Show Stewards (10 am – 5 pm): Assist visitors, both human and canine, ensuring safety and providing water for dogs.

Bar Service (8:30 am – 4:30 pm): Volunteers over 25 can assist in serving at the bar.

Charity Bucket Rattlers (11 am – 5:30 pm): Individuals or pairs, adults, or children, raising funds for charity.

Ring Runners and Ring Stewards (10:30 am – 3:45 pm): Young volunteers over 9 assisting with show classes.

Photographers for Competition Rings (11 am – 4:15 pm): Capture the excitement in our competition rings.

Young Volunteers: Various roles exclusively for children, fostering a love for volunteering.

Canine Volunteers: While dogs can’t volunteer directly, they can contribute by handing out programmes and shaking charity buckets.

Important notes for volunteers

  • Child volunteers under 14 should have a responsible adult present.
  • For Health and Safety reasons, all dogs (including volunteers’ dogs), are not allowed on the Cricket Pitch during set-up (from 7 am until all traffic is off the cricket pitch – approximately 10.30 am), and then again during de-rigging from 4.15pm onwards.
  • Dogs are welcome on the Cricket Pitch during the Show but must be kept on a short lead.

Ready to volunteer?

After completing the form, your details will come to Caroline, our Volunteer Coordinator ( She allocates roles and sets up timetables during the summer, finalising them in early September. If your availability changes, let us know, as every volunteer is crucial, and for children’s roles, we maintain a waiting list.

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Together, we make it happen!