If you are reading this article, most likely, you are aware of global stray dog problem. There are many organizations in the same difficult position as our small rescue, that is why we want to thank you for expressing interest in our charity and we want to invite you to join our team. There are so many ways one can help.
Why volunteering with Sled Dog Rescue?
Many people find volunteering more pleasant than their actual jobs. Maybe, because you are not conditioned to anything, it is your own choice, expression of your own free will.
It is a “place” where you can let your passion out, loosen up your imagination, use your creativity and final result would be absolute satisfaction, because that’s how we feel when we do the right thing.
But most importantly, that one’s dog’s life can be spared because of your efforts.
You don’t have to be full time volunteer. You may dedicate two hours per week, whether its walking dogs, grooming them, or helping with administration work; you can help even once a year by helping to arrange fundraising or adoption event; you can volunteer your photography or computer skills; you can develop a poster of your most favorite dog and help advertise him/her for adoption in your area. Great things can be achieved when people get together under the noble goal.
How do you apply to volunteer to Sled Dog Rescue?
So, ready for action?
All you have to do is to fill out Volunteer Application and we will get back to you within 48 hours ( except week-ends). Description of open volunteer positions you can find below.
Looking forward hearing from you soon!
|Name of the position||Country in which most needed||Description|
|Animal Transport Volunteers||Cyprus *** ( Germany, The Netherlands)||Dog delivery from/to the kennels to the airport/vet clinic/foster home etc. Assisting adopters in the airport during arrival of the dog. Crate delivery from one city to another.|
|Dog Walking||Cyprus ( Germany-Hamburg , The Netherlands – Den Haag)||Taking dogs out for a walk on the leash, jogging or biking in the area. Leashes, harnesses, collars will be provided.|
|Cleaning the kennels||Cyprus||Helping to clean the kennels of the dogs.|
|Bathing/grooming dogs||Cyprus||We like to keep our dogs clean. We believe it also makes them feel better. We accept help from grooming salons and/or independent groomers. Volunteering to groom/bathe dogs is a lot of fun.|
|Canine Photography||Cyprus, The Netherlands||Beautiful and professional photos of dogs makes them noticeable for those who are looking to adopt. Good picture can also capture the inner beauty of the dog. Pictures can also be used for calendars to raise funds for the dogs. If you know how to shot and you love dogs ( huskies, samoyeds, malamutes especially), please volunteer your free time for these dogs. Lots of cuddles and fun guaranteed.|
|Flying parent||Cyprus, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria||If you are frequent flier to/from Cyprus to one of the mentioned countries, you can help one of the dogs by offering taking dog with you as part of your cargo. Bigger dogs are accommodated in special pet approved area in cargo section. All you have to do is to take the dog out of luggage area to the airport upon arrival. On both sides volunteers will be assisting you. All expenses connected with the dog’s flight will be covered by our organization. All you need to do is to inform us about date/time/ destination/airline company name and we will arrange the rest. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Home Visits||Cyprus, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Finland||Visit to potential adopters home to evaluate the environment on behalf of the organization and in case it is necessary advise the improvements that can be made to ensure safety of the pet. We have guides and check lists which are easy to follow and would be a great help and Home Check form. We need people experienced with Nordic breeds.|
|Adoption Application Screeners||(German, Dutch speaking)||Screening Adoption Applications and handling communication with potential adopters in German/Dutch languages.|
|Fundraiser Assistant/ Coordinator||The Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria||Initiating and organizing various fundraising events: sponsored dog walk, auctions, etc.|
|Marketing Advisor||The Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria||Coordinate marketing for upcoming events by writing press releases, contacting mass media. Also developing and spreading educational materials.|
|Canine Story Writer||The Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria||Writing skills are required. Ability to write stories about dog’s background based on the information provided by an organization (unique adoptions, unbelievable rescue operations and basic description of each dog, etc)|
|Foster care||The Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria||For more information regarding fostering please visit our Foster a dog page|
|Grant Writer Assistant||The Netherlands, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria||Help with writing texts to apply for grants for various projects.|