- About Us
Pet Rescue is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to saving dogs and cats and finding them safe and nurturing homes. We truly appreciate your interest in helping!
Pet Rescue relies on volunteers to help our dogs and cats in many ways – either directly (fostering, socializing, feeding) or through the day-to-day activities that are necessary for running an organization. Without these dedicated individuals, we would not be able to accomplish all that we do.
Functionally, the dog and cat areas of the rescue are run by teams focused on the following: kennel management, animal intake, foster placement, adoption processing, application processing, social media marketing, website development, donor management, fundraising, dog walking, clinical procedures and property management.
While all the teams are generally looking for help, check out specific volunteer opportunities below by clicking on the applicable tab below.
Please send an email to dogvolunteers@ny-petrescue if you are interested in this volunteer position.
What a great way to get started with Pet Rescue.
Pet Rescue’s dog volunteers must attend an orientation to work with our dogs. This ensures your safety as well as the safety and proper handling of our dogs.
Please include your name and contact information in the form below. We have limited spaces available. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
June, our Foster Coordinator for cats, is looking for an assistant (maybe a few) to help out with the functions she performs on a regular basis. As much of her role involves coordinating activities with our other dedicated volunteers, being a solid team player who enjoys working with others is a must. Of course, a love of cats/kittens is also a must.
Below is a broad overview of the functions she is currently performing and she hopes to find a volunteer(s) who initially starts out by performing a small subset of these functions with the goal of expanding their responsibility over time.
If you are interested in helping June out, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following information and guidelines are applicable to all volunteers. All Volunteers must comply with the rules and requirements for volunteering for Pet Rescue. Pet Rescue reserves the right to terminate any volunteer who does not comply with the rules and requirements set forth in this application.
Dress Code: There is no enforced dress code at Pet Rescue with the exception of closed-toe shoes for dog walkers. However, it is suggested that volunteers wear clothes that can get dirty. Sweatshirts are better than sweaters. Closed-toe shoes are required for dog walkers and are recommended for all other volunteers. Dangling jewelry should be avoided.
Proof of Volunteer Activity: If a Volunteer needs a letter stating that he/she has volunteered, the Volunteer must get that when he/she is actively volunteering. No records are kept for later access and it is the Volunteer’s own responsibility to keep a signed record of activity as long as necessary. A letter confirming volunteer activity can be obtained by request.
Volunteer Hold Harmless Agreement - I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for Pet Rescue in my volunteer capacity and I agree to hold Pet Rescue harmless for any injury(s) which I might sustain during the course of my volunteer duties. This waiver does include myself, all of my family members and descendants forever from seeking any legal action whatsoever against Pet Rescue or its representatives.
Access to the Kitty Cottage is limited to the following times:
NOTE: Entry may to the Kitty Cottage ONLY occur between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm. No one is permitted in the Kitty Cottage outside of those hours
Open Houses are run by experienced volunteers (hosts) who are responsible for the well being of the cats and volunteers during those times. Open house hosts have the sole authority to make decisions regarding the safety of the animals and the duties of volunteers at the open houses.
All Kitty Cottage volunteers are responsible to help keep the Kitty Cottage as clean as possible. In addition to socializing the cats, light cleaning duties may be assigned to volunteers.
This written Code of Conduct aims to ensure that all Pet Rescue staff and volunteers understand the standard of conduct required by Pet Rescue. If you volunteer, work or foster with Pet Rescue, you agree to uphold this Code of Conduct at all times when carrying out your duties and interactions with animals and other staff or volunteers. Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in your dismissal as an employee or volunteer.
Volunteers/Staff are expected at all times to:
BE RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE - Follow this Code of Conduct and Pet Rescue policies at all times. If you volunteer or take on work, own it and follow through.
BE RESPECTFUL - Always be respectful and courteous to staff, volunteers, fostering families, and prospective adopters
BE CARING AND PATIENT - Show care and patience when working with the animals and other humans.
BE COLLABORATIVE AND INCLUSIVE - Share your knowledge and expertise with others. Seek out feedback and input in decision making. Be open to other points of view.
As a Pet Rescue volunteer and/or staff it is also understood you agree to abide by the following:
Communications and Behavior: