Volunteering with rescue dogs

Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue is a volunteer-driven organization. This means that we rely on our volunteers to help with all aspects of the rescue. One of the nice things about volunteering for Wiggly Tails is that you can work as many or few hours as your schedule and lifestyle allow.

We hope you will consider joining us in this rewarding work, and complete our Volunteer Application.

Below are some of the jobs that we need help with:

Adoption Event Support. We usually hold adoption events every two weeks. We take foster dogs to meet with potential adopters in a pet store. We can use help with various tasks, including holding dogs, walking dogs for potty breaks, talking to people about Wiggly Tails and our rescued dogs and being a volunteer, and soliciting donations.

Board of Directors. Because Wiggly Tails is a nonprofit, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors. From time to time, we seek to add new directors. If you have experience on a board, or have valuable skills that you believe will make us more effective, we encourage you to contact us about serving on the board.

Clerical Assistance. Our Executive Director can use help with filing, data entry, telephone answering and calls, and other clerical work. We also need help with compiling data for grant applications and other reports. Even a few hours a week is a big help.

Foster Provider. This is one of the keys to the success of Wiggly Tails. We need people to pick up dogs when they are surrendered or transported and foster them until they find a forever home. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, check out our Fostering page.

Fundraising. Like any small nonprofit, we always need more funding to carry out our mission—in this case, saving more little dogs. We welcome volunteers who are experienced in raising funds and are comfortable with asking for donations to this worthy cause.

Graphic Design/Website/Social Media. We can use a volunteer to take charge of overseeing any of these key areas and recommending changes to make use more effective and user friendly when it comes to online interaction.

Home Checks. All foster and adoptive homes are first visited by a volunteer with a checklist to ensure that dogs that are placed there will be in a safe and appropriate setting.

Training. We sometimes rescue dogs with behavior problems—no doubt due to prior circumstances. We would be delighted to find a volunteer who can help us with this crucial area, whether providing limited training for a specific dog, or offering training for fostered or adopted dogs.

If you would like to become a volunteer and join our team, please complete the Volunteer Application and either scan and email it to wigglytailsdogrescue@yahoo.com or mail it to WTDR, PO Box 23152, Eugene OR 97402

If you have further questions, please complete the Contact Form and we will get back to you shortly.