Volunteers Needed!

Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska (GRRIN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide a resource for people who need to surrender their Golden Retriever.  We have an immediate need for some key leadership roles within our organization:

  • Transportation Coordinator – tasks include:
    • Notifying the transport team (transport volunteers) that a dog is ready to be transported to a foster home
    • Relay pertinent information on the dog to the transporter
    • Help in coordination of transport if needed (i.e. assist with initial vet appointment, assist with introduction of dogs if foster home has a resident dog if necessary/requested)
    • Once dog has been transported and is successfully placed in the foster home, gather paperwork and photograph(s) and prepare final paperwork. Send all documentation to Rescue Team
  • Intake Coordinator (additional/shared) – tasks include:
    • Call surrendering owner to verify they want to surrender and assess timeline needed to accomplish
    • Arrange for a volunteer to conduct an assessment if time allows, to ensure dog is a Golden or Golden mix, personality traits, etc.
    • Contact Foster Coordinator to arrange foster home
    • Contact Transport Coordinator or members of the transport team to arrange transport
  • Foster Coordinator (additional/shared) – tasks include:
    • Make calls to find fosters for incoming dogs
    • Make calls to fosters to see how the dog is doing while in foster care
    • Recruiting new fosters and calling them to explain the foster process
    • Getting foster agreements signed and placed into the “cloud”

You will NEVER be left to fend for yourself. There will be training for these positions and on-going support until you feel fully comfortable in the role you take on.

GRRIN can also always use additional people for home visits for those that would like to foster or adopt, in-home visits for dogs to be surrendered, transport volunteers and foster homes.  Please contact GRRIN at volunteer@grrin.org to volunteer for any of these positions or for additional information.