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We are always in need of more adoption counselors. Our adoption counselors have a lot of interaction with potential adopters and fosters. It takes about five hours to process each adoption application and we ask that volunteers try and process one application at a time. This is a very important job because our ability to take in more dogs depends upon our ability to process adoption applications in an expedient manner.
Adoption Event Coordinators
We are in need of two more adoption event coordinators. These coordinators organize and attend the adoption events and answer basic questions about CDR and the foster and/or adoption process. We ask that these volunteers be available to attend at least one adoption event a month. Please specify which location you would like to help with:
Dogma Bakery, 2772 S Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA 22206 (1st Sunday of the month),
PetMAC 4220 Fessenden Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 (2nd Sunday of the month), or
Metro Mutts 407 8th St SE, Washington, DC (last Sunday of the month). The calendar can be found on our website.
Foster Application Processors
Our Foster Application Processors process applications by calling and/ or emailing references. They also conduct an interview call with each applicant to tell the applicant more about our foster program, and to ensure that the applicant is a good fit. Each application takes about two hours to complete. We ask that our volunteers process one application a week. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Foster Assistant, this is a great place to start!
The alumni assistant helps our Alumni Coordinator with post adoption issues. This position requires online office type work. This volunteer also provides assistance with a medical follow up for alumni. This includes following up to ensure that all puppies adopted are spayed/ neutered on time. In addition, the alumni assistant helps the Alumni Coordinator plan the annual Alumni Party.
The “Do Not Adopt” Coordinator keeps a spreadsheet of applicants (or potential applicants) who are rejected due to histories of animal abuse or neglect, concerns about their ability to properly care for a dog, or making false representations on their application. The DNA Coordinator will also coordinate with other local rescues.
Home Visits (as-needed basis)
Screen an applicant’s home in your area on an as-needed basis subject to your availability. Home visit instructions are provided.
Our foster assistants match fosters with dogs. They coordinate pick-ups and maintain day-to-day contact with the foster parents. Our foster assistants are the point of contact between CDR and the foster families and provide support to the foster families. Foster assistants must have regular access to email.
FOSTER APPLICATION PROCESSORS WANTED!
We are looking for people who can commit to a year. Foster application processors call/email references and get new fosters set up for fostering dogs. This is a very important position that makes it possible for us to save dogs! The entire position can be done remotely from your computer/phone. Please apply now: http://www.formstack.com/forms/CDR-fosterteam.
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Social Media Coordinators
Social Media Coordinators will promote CDR communications and available dogs through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Coordinators must be available to post communications on a frequent basis.
The Website Coordinator is responsible for keeping the website up-to-date.
Dog Profile Coordinator
Copy and paste dog profiles into rescue groups (an user-friendly website). This should be able to be updated daily but only takes about 15 minutes a day. You need a PC to sync the profiles to Petfinder using a sync app. This person will work with the Dog Photography Profile Coordinator to make sure the best photos are featured first, second, and third. Add new dogs as they are pulled from shelters. Apply here!
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CDR participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (“CFC”), which is the charitable giving program for federal employees. We are looking for 2 CFC Coordinators (federal employees preferred but not required), who will work each year on: handling CFC paperwork/ enrollment, finding CFC events for CDR to partake in, organizing volunteers and dogs for each event, and promoting CDR’s participation in the CFC. Most of the work for this position is from September – December each year. Apply here!
“Dining Out with Dogs” Coordinators
Each summer, CDR participates with Eatwell DC (owner of Grillfish, Commissary, Logan Tavern, The Pig, and The Heights) on a “Dining Out with Dogs” event. This is CDR’s largest charitable event. The Coordinators will plan the event and have frequent (often weekly) meetings with restaurant coordinators (CDR volunteers) to encourage supporters to make dinner reservations. Most of the work is during the months of June through mid-August. Coordinators should be able to supervise a large number of volunteers, be well organized, and be vigilant about encouraging restaurant reservations. Apply here.
Fundraising Events Assistant
Works with the Fundraising Events Coordinator to plan and execute fundraising events from start to finish, including recruiting volunteers, publicizing the events, and ensuring the drop-off and pick-up of CDR supplies and merchandise. Apply here.
Grant Writing (case-by-case need)
Do you have grant writing experience? We are looking volunteers with grant writing experience to help us find potential grants and submit grant applications. Apply here!
Merchandise Table (event-by-event need)
We often need volunteers to man the merchandise table, which includes selling CDR shirts and other merchandise. Upcoming events can be found at www.citydogsrescuedc.org. Apply here!
Special Occasion Fundraising Assistant
This position involves helping to promote and coordinate fundraising events undertaken by individual supporters - - such as a birthday fundraiser or fundraiser commemorating a special occasion.
Are you interested in recruiting and meeting with local businesses to sponsor City Dogs Rescue? While CDR has several wonderful sponsors now, we are always looking for more business sponsorships to help us grow. This position requires a lot of initiative. Apply here!
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Dog Handlers (event-by-event need)
It is important that handlers are able to bring adoptable dogs to our fundraising events! We need reliable dog handlers that can show off our dogs at these events. Dog handlers should have completed the Dog Handler Training and should be able to make a commitment for the duration of the fundraising event. Join this group for opportunities!
Be one of the first to meet our incoming dogs! This opportunity allows volunteers to meet the new dogs and get them checked in and acquainted with their new foster or adoptive parents. We ask that volunteers be available for at least one of the following shifts once a month: Friday from 8pm – 12am, Saturday from 3pm – 7pm, or Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. Because we are sometimes unsure of when the pups will arrive, we ask that volunteers who volunteer for Friday evenings be able to commit their evening. Intake Volunteers will need to go through a brief training. Please fill out this form to apply.
Photographers and videographers are always needed to take photos/videos of new dogs and at various CDR events. Apply here!
Shelter to Rescue Assistants
We currently rescue dogs from several counties. We need an assistant for Bladen, Cleveland, Smyth, and West Virginia shelters that is able to commit at least 10 hours a week to the position. The assistants fill out initial health forms, communicate with the vets, and talk to fosters. We also ask that this person be flexible throughout the day and be able to respond to emails and take phone calls when necessary. Please apply here.
Transporters (as needed basis)
If you have a car, a great way to help us is to volunteer to drive dogs from SC/NC/VA/MD/WV to Washington, DC. Join this group for opportunities!
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