Volunteer Opportunities at GRFRHow you can help
Volunteers are the life-blood of Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue! GRFR is 100% volunteer run and wouldn’t exist without the efforts of literally hundreds of awesome volunteers.
Do you have some extra time and would like to volunteer for GRFR? There are many tasks to be done in order to find each and every dog their forever home. If you are interested in volunteering with GRFR, please take a look at some of the opportunities listed below. This is not all-inclusive, so if you have a special skill and you want to help, just let us know! To apply, please fill out a volunteer application.
Event and Fundraising Volunteers
Do you enjoy socializing and attending fun events? GRFR is looking for volunteers who would like to help with upcoming events and fundraisers. We need people who are creative, social and out-going who are willing to take on projects from start to finish including research, planning, logistics and coordinating volunteers.
Home Visit Coordinators
GRFR needs volunteers to help set up and schedule home visits with new applicants. You can volunteer from anywhere in this role; home, cabin in the mountains, mom’s house, even Hawaii! This role requires some initial training, basic computer skills and a two to four-hour commitment each week. You must be a team player and also be able to work independently. People skills required as you will be talking with potential adopters. We have a great team of people to work with!
Phone Interview Volunteers
Did you know that GRFR currently has over 25 hopeful adopters just waiting for their telephone interview? If you enjoy chatting with people about their love of dogs and hearing about why they want to adopt from GRFR, this is a wonderful opportunity to help prospective adopters and our dogs. You can do phone screening from the comfort of your own home, in your slippers and robe! Please don’t make families who have recently lost dogs to cancer or old age wait for weeks before starting the process of finding a new companion to fill the emptiness in their lives. The more approved homes we have, the faster we can place dogs, and the more dogs we can save.It’s all part of the rescue process, and we need your help! Can you spare an hour a week?
Help GRFR dogs get where they need to go! The transportation team is always looking for help with getting dogs from one point to another. The majority of the time, it’s to take dogs from the CARE transport arrival to a foster home. We have a few mid-day
Help us make sure all our dogs coming in from out of state get to their destinations here along the front range! You will work with other transportation coordinators to get rides set up for dogs that need them. Because there are multiple coordinators, there is a built-in backup if you will be out of town or otherwise cannot help with a specific transport. This position requires regular access (during your week of coverage) to email and the ability to log onto a web-based e-mail account. You will receive e-mails from GRFR’s foster team and will need to work with the foster home coordinator to determine which dogs are being picked up by their foster homes, and which dogs need rides. You will send e-mails to our transportation volunteers to find someone who can drive the dog to their destination. Ideally, the transportation coordinator will be available to help contact ride-givers in the event the transport is late and to relay information from transport volunteers who may be stuck in traffic and late arriving
We are always in need of foster homes for the dogs we rescue! If you have a place in your heart and home for animals, but you are not able to adopt right now, consider fostering. We know it sometimes can be a challenging experience. What you do matters, it is the first steps these rescue dogs get in order to find their forever family.
Foster Home Coordinator
The Foster Home Coordinator is responsible for finding foster homes for incoming dogs, and finding new foster homes and respite foster homes as needed. The Foster Home Coordinator publishes the Foster Newsletter, updates GRFR databases, provides support to foster homes, and coordinates with vetting, transport, and adoption to meet the needs of the dogs and the foster homes. The Vice-Chair of Dog Process supports the Foster Home Coordinators, especially in challenging situations. The Foster Home Coordinators rotate these duties weekly. We currently have two Foster Home Coordinators, but we would like to have four so each coordinator is on-call about once a month. If you are an organizer, love dogs, are computer savvy, and are willing to donate your time for a week a month, this may be the job for you.