Volunteers are the core of our rescue

Successful rescues depend solely on it's volunteers.. We cannot exist without Volunteers and we greatly appreciate the time and talents our Volunteers contribute to assist in our rescue efforts. 

Volunteers are always needed and we hope you will take a look at some of the ways you can contribute and decide to join our Volunteer Family.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is so satisfying. You can make new friends, help your community and most importantly, help save the lives of innocent dogs. When fostering is not an option, volunteering your skillset and your time can be the way you contribute. You may be able to support an existing function/process or perhaps bring new ideas to our organization.

How to be a Volunteer

This is the easy part! Just submit a Volunteer Application and a Ewenity representative will contact you about what kind of help we need most and how your skills can contribute.

Skills we need and help we appreciate:

Adoption Events:

Whether it is hosting an adoption event or bringing a foster dog that cannot otherwise attend, seeking new venues for events, preparation and setup at event and hosting assistance, we never have enough passionate volunteers. If you love to brag on dogs or teach people about spay/neuter, your favorite breeds or casework potential adopters, this is the place for you!

Photography:

The better the images look, the more interest the dogs will get from potential adopters. We never have enough people that can take flattering photos of our foster dogs.

Social Media Support and Development:

Social media is difficult to deal with but necessary in today's times. We need help posting uplifting content on various social media and help in keeping up with new technology and current trends.

Transporting Dogs:

Dogs are often transported to fosters from out-of-state or from areas where we do not always have a steady basis of volunteers. At times, we rely on volunteers to help coordinate or transport dogs themselves.

Application Processors:

Application processors are responsible for conducting veterinarian reference checks, personal reference checks, and landlord checks for potential adopters and fosters. This information is consolidated into a report that helps with the approval process. You do not need to be located within a particular region to be an application processor – all work is conducted via phone, with occasional e-mails. Depending on your availability, the time commitment can range from 1-3 hours or 3-5 hours per week.

Requirements of the position:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Pleasant phone personality
  • Ability to contact vets/landlords during normal business hours (requires daytime availability 9am-5pm or flexibility in work to make phone calls during the day)
  • Basic computer skills (Word, web browser)

What the application processing team will provide to you:

  • Standard questions that are asked for each of the references and sample template for reference report
  • Comprehensive guide on how to handle uncommon situations
  • Application coordinators who will appreciate your help, and will do everything to support you!

Foster Mentoring:

Many times there are people who are experienced in fostering who may not be able to foster at this time. There are opportunities to help new fosters or volunteers with questions on the rescue process, foster behavior or even to help fosters keep up with recurring vaccinations, paperwork or updating their dogs for the website. Sometimes having someone who can quickly answer questions, take the time to find the answers to questions or help busy fosters is a lifesaver!

Fundraising/Grant Support:

A rescue cannot continue without donations from its supporters and the community. We need volunteers who are able to help in acquiring grants, planning and hosting fundraisers, and creating other opportunities for generating revenue.

Advertising/Marketing:

Volunteers are needed to assist in developing material for advertisements, newsletters, brochures, website news articles, end of year letters, etc.

Administrative Duties:

Volunteers are needed to help support the administrative functions of a rescue, including application processing, phone calls, database maintenance and updates, accounting, and contract revisions.

If you would like to contribute your time by volunteering please click here to fill out an application.