Paraphrasing Albert Schweitzer, Saving one dog’s life amongst the thousands euthanized every month may not make much difference to the world, but it makes the world of difference to that one dog. Until there are none, rescue one.
We love our volunteers and are always in need of more people to help! Our volunteers make a difference, either directly or indirectly, in the lives of homeless pets.
Grant Writer-applies online for grants from various foundations and businesses. This position requires some computer skills, and can be done in your own time.
Adoption Facilitator-processes adoption applications. Our adoption facilitators are responsible for finding our dogs the best forever home they can, and determine if the applicant would provide a suitable and loving home for the dog they have applied to adopt. This position requires approximately 1-2 volunteer hours per day and is best suited to mature individuals who have some free time in their day, and who have good interpersonal skills. The duties are performed entirely from home on their own computer. It involves reviewing applications, contacting applicants by phone (long distance calls will sometimes be required) to discuss their application and if found suitable to arrange a home check with one of our home checkers in the area.
Volunteer Coordinator processes volunteer applications and determines the suitability and most appropriate position for the prospective volunteer. This position requires only about 1-2 hours a week and is done entirely from home on a computer and phone.
Foster Facilitator processes foster applications in the same manner as described above. This position requires less time in the day than that of adoption facilitator as we receive far fewer foster applications than adoption applications.
Foster Coordinator searches our online database for suitable foster homes that are open and contacts them to see if they would be willing to foster a new dog that we have been asked to take in. These duties are performed entirely from home and are best suited to a mature person who is retired and is readily available by phone or email throughout the day.
Foster Liaison contacts our foster parents on a regular basis, and checks in to see how their foster dog is doing and if there is anything they need.This position is done entirely from home by phone (some long distance calls may be required but that is rare).
Fundraiser Organizer organizes various fundraisers for us throughout the year from dinner/silent auction events to a dog show for rescued dogs to community garage sales.
Home Checker visits a prospective foster or adoptive applicant at home to assess and report on the type of dog that would be a a good match for the home. Home checkers report do not reject/accept applicants. Needed in every area in the Lower Mainland. This position requires a car. The time requirement can range from 1-2 hours a month to 1-2 hours a week.
Volunteers Driver drives dogs from one foster home to another, or from the homes of owners who have surrendered them to foster homes, or driving dog food to a foster home within the Lower Mainland. Drivers interact with our rescue dogs in this job. Good interpersonal skills are needed, as well as a car, a love of driving and a willingness to drive for an average of 3 hours a week.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following Volunteer Application Form. Thank you!