As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Ruff House Rescue would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs and cats we can save depends on the number of volunteers we have helping us. We have several volunteer opportunities for you at our "Thrifty Pawz" consignment shop where every purchase helps save lives! We are looking for several Store Assistants and Clerks to make our store a leading consignment shop on Long Island/East Rockaway, New York.
You can also help by donating new or gently used items or shopping to support animal rescue.
Assist customers to make sure their shopping experience is enjoyable.
Obtain or receive merchandise.
Accept payments and make change for customers.
Wrap or bag merchandise for customers.
Organize store displays.
Length of term:
1-2 month minimum commitment.
4-5 hour shift (see hours below)
Option 1 -- VOLUNTEER!!! Organize and run our thrift store by being a Store Assistant/Clerk
Must be at least 21 years old to volunteer at the shop.
Most needed shifts: 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Please complete our online Volunteer application on our website (takes 5 minutes). Step 1: Go to www.ruffhouserescue.org, Step 2: Go to the "Volunteer" tab, and Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Option 2 -- DONATIONS!!! Do you have gently used or new items you would like to donate?
Please note: The items do not have to be pet-related. Let us know what items you would like to donate, and we can work with you on times to drop off your items. No books please!
Option 3 -- SHOPPING/COME VISIT US!!!
Go to our Facebook page "Thriftypawz" to keep up with the happenings at our thrift store!
Please help spread the word!
4A Centre Avenue East Rockaway, NY 11518 Email: Thriftypawz@gmail.com Phone: (516) 462-9454
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page): PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...
RHR’s website - www.ruffhouserescue.org
UNDER AGE REQUIREMENT:
See our "Junior Volunteer" positions.
A letter is provided only for Option 1 -- volunteering at the store.
One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US).
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." The Dalai Lama
Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR VOLUNTEER POST AT RHR!
Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.
WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.
Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.
Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.
We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.