UK Team

Discover our small but “big heart” team

I joined ROLDA in the summer of 2019 as one of their UK representatives. I was fortunate enough to come across an online job posting and it has been a blossoming and mutally rewarding experience ever since. I was struck by the scale and nature of the problem in Romania ROLDA is desperately seeking to solve, I couldn’t keep dry eyes reading the stories and case studies on the website and even questioned myself if I wouldn’t find working with what is sometimes harrowing subject matter too upsetting.



Copywriter, Grant Writer
I started working for ROLDA in 2015, doing a little bit of administration here and there. After hearing more about the plight of Romanian stray dogs, I started taking on more responsibilities, such as revamping the website and social media. I’m now involved in many aspects of the daily management of ROLDA, such as managing the UK team and bringing on new talented volunteers who can help us achieve our ambitions to save more dogs in need.



International Manager ROLDA
I started volunteering for ROLDA UK when we adopted our dog Azucar from them. The support I received throughout the adoption process and beyond was fantastic, so when I heard that they were looking for more volunteers I jumped at the chance to contribute to the happiness of more dogs like mine. The team here in the UK have become my ROLDA family and genuine friends. Volunteering is so rewarding and doesn’t need to take up huge chunks of your time either, so it’s a great way to do good in the world without having to make a large commitment.



UK Relationship Manager
I want you to know that I am really grateful for Lana. You have looked after her brilliantly and she is such a joy. I know she spent over 5 years in the shelter, but she has fitted into my life so perfectly. She was a brilliant hostess and was of course very spoiled throughout the period. Thank you Dana – without your team, she would not have had the confidence for this…she absolutely shone.



part of UK Team, Adopter
I joined Rolda in July 2021 and my role is UK Adoption Manager. Everyone at Rolda shares the same love and passion to help as many dogs as they can and bring happiness to the dogs and adopters equally. The team are amazing and have become my second family, great friends and are so supportive in every way. Our dogs are loved by all of us and we take huge pride in finding them the best homes possible. I myself have 7 dogs, all rescues from Romania, including one Rolda dog. If you are looking to volunteer for an amazing rescue or adopt a new member of your family I couldn’t recommend Rolda highly enough.


KAREN Parfitt

Adoptions Manager


Consultant Fundraiser


Social Media Copywriter