How Can I Help?
Rural Dog Rescue is looking for volunteers to join our teams.
As an all-volunteer organization, Rural Dog Rescue depends on our dedicated network of volunteers to help us save our dogs from high-kill rural shelters.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our volunteer form: https://rdr.formstack.com/forms/rdr_volunteer_form.
current open positions
Responds to volunteer inquires at volunteer email account, assist volunteers with finding a team, track volunteer follow-up.
Adoption Application Processor
Arranges phone calls with potential adopters, references and vets as part of the screening process for adoptable dogs.
Home Visit Volunteer
Assist the Adoption Team by completing home visits for pre-approved applications.
Foster Application Processor
Arranges phone calls with potential fosters, references and vets as part of the screening process for fostering dogs.
Foster Team Volunteers
Assist the foster team by helping pack supplies and medication for fosters
fundraising & Donation team
Sets up individual fundraisers for dogs requiring special medical needs.
Donation Thank You Letter Volunteer
Print and mail donation thank you letters. All supplies provided. Can be done once a month. *Virtual Position
Dog Intake Team/Veterinary Records Management
Assists the Intake Coordinator in uploading new dogs records, maintaining current records, logging journal entries and reminders for medications and vaccinations. *Virtual Position
Facebook Album Creator
Creates Facebook Albums for adoptable dogs.
Marketing Materials Printing Coordinator
Assist with printing for events. Access to high volume color printer and willingness to donate printed materials a must. For the right volunteer, we can coordinate pickup of materials and/or pay postage.
Adds special events to the Squarespace website.
We have several special events each month. Please check our events page to see what's coming up. We would ask that you take photos for approximately 30 minutes during an event and then send us the photos within a week for social media and dog profiles.
Special Events Assistants
Attends special events for a shift, coordinates set-up and take-down, answers questions from general public at events. Acts as the point of contact for event volunteers at events you lead.
Special Event Volunteers
Helps special events assistants with event set up and/or take down. Acts as a representative of RDR at fundraisers.
Adoption Event Volunteers
Assist with handling dogs, getting dogs ready for event, setting up the table and taking it down at adoption events. Events are every Saturday at Howl to the Chief from 12pm - 2pm. We ask that dog handlers commit to one weekend day a month for a minimum of 6 months.
Belong to a group looking for an outing?
Rural Dog Rescue also welcomes groups looking for community service hours or team bonding events. Some areas groups have helped before: hold dogs at our adoption or special events, host a fundraiser, a supply drive, an off site adoption events at your place of employment/school or virtually sponsor a dog by networking/marketing them as a team to help find them a forever home. We have hosted the GW Swim and Dive Team, the GW Volleyball Team, and many volunteers from The Washington Center! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info!