Volunteer Questionnaire

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Ways to help

There are countless ways that rescue organizations need help to stay up and running! National Newfoundland Rescue Inc. is a 100% volunteer based rescue, which means that we relay on people donating their skills and time to help us be successful. 

If you're interested in joining our team as a volunteer, please complete the below information and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. 

If yes, please complete our online foster application: https://awo.petstablished.com/adoptions/personal-information?application_type=Foster&donation_section=false&form_id=38124&form_type=generic&generic_form_id=38124&pet_id=1245845§ion=1&selected_pets=false
We get a LOT of applications in and, like everything we do, we rely on volunteers to be able to process these applications. Having volunteers who can help with things like vet reference checks, personal reference checks, phone interviews and virtual home visits is critical to helping us get dogs placed quickly.
The fundraising team helps with activities such as the online auction and weekly raffles. Suggests creative ideas for raising money to help the dogs in our care. May be asked to write grant proposals or help with other fundraising tasks. We currently are looking for an individual to lead the fundraising effort and would like to add 3-4 more team members.
The social media team assists the rescue leadership with social media posts, managing social media outreach and answering routine calls to the hot line. Duties include creating posts and graphics, managing access to social media pages and answering routine calls or redirecting urgent questions to the leadership.
The intake team coordinates the intake of all dogs coming into rescue. This role requires understanding and compassion, as you often work directly with owners that need to surrender their beloved dog. This is a fast-paced role that has a higher level of urgency than many other volunteer opportunities and can be stressful at times. However, it can also be very rewarding.
The foster mentor team is a very valuable resource for our community of fosters and adopters. We are always looking for people who can mentor new fosters and adopters, as well as assist people seeking guidance on behavioral issues to avoid having to surrender their dogs. If you have experience training dogs, we'd love to talk with you and see how you can help.
The vetting coordination team reaches out to the foster's vet to establish an account, provide previous medical records, obtain estimates and provide authorization for routine exams, routine procedures (spay, neuter etc.) and other necessary visits. The vetting coordinator also maintains the dog's medical profile in our system by creating medical records and uploading medical history.
The placement team evaluates a dog currently in foster care and identifies the ideal adopter with the goal of setting the dog up to be the happiest and most successful it can be in its Forever Home. Using the combined knowledge of the dog from the vetting coordinators, behavior from foster coaches, likes/dislikes from foster parents along with your intuition you will make an informed placement decision.
Our events coordinator plan all of our fun filled events to raise awareness for rescue. They do everything from identifying event locations, dates, and times, obtain vendors, provide and maintain volunteer list for day of event, and so much more.
Being a national organization, sometimes we have dogs come into rescue where there may not be a volunteer that can take them. In these cases, we need to rely on transport to get them to a soft place to land. While there are several commercial transport companies out there, the preference is to have the dogs transported by volunteers. While this is certainly more cost effective, the main reason is that it’s significantly less stressful and safer for the dog. If you are willing to transport, please complete the Transport Liability Waiver on our website at www.nationalnewfoundlandrescue.com.
Unfortunately, some of the dogs that come into rescue have either not had the best start in life, have been neglected, or may just need a "spa day" to look their best for potential adopters. We're always looking for people who have grooming experience that are willing to help our dogs look and feel their very best.
The foster network team coordinates with the intake team to identify the appropriate foster home for each incoming dog. You will use information provided by surrendering owners to narrow down potential foster home options and select the one whose environment is best suited to assist the dog in decompressing and evaluate their needs for eventual placement in their fur-ever home.

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