Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of functions for WAAL.
Fosters:Fosters are the lifeblood of any rescue. If you can foster an animal until it can find a forever home, you are literally giving a new life to a needy animal. Veterinary care and food are provided - all you need to do is provide a loving temporary home. We also appreciate fosters working with our rescue dogs on basic commands and manners to increase their adoptability.
Animal Rescuer: Rescuers respond to their own observations or citizen complaints of animals in crisis. These situations can be emotionally heartwrenching and often occur in dangerous neighborhoods. Rescuers must be physically fit, emotionally strong, and exhibit impeccable judgment and reasoning skills. Communication skills and diplomacy are essential. Rescuers can often only assess a situation, document the conditions and photograph and/or video the animal until a more definitive plan can be put in place to intervene. These situations are difficult, as you must leave an animal that may be neglected or abused. Rescuers are expected to treat all pet owners with respect and behave in a professional manner, putting the animal's needs above any desire to lash out at unfit owners. Rescuers are expected to abide by the law when acting on behalf of WAAL and always represent WAAL in the best light possible.
Dog Walkers/Cat Socializers: We're always needing volunteers to walk our dogs that are fostered at pet resorts and to socialize the cats we house at PetSmart for adoption.
Fundraising/Marketing: We have a strong need for volunteers with expertise in fundraising and marketing to help us bring in donations and get the word out about our services! College students studying fundraising management, marketing or the like are welcome to apply to intern with us for some real-world experience to add to your resume.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Animal Care / Handling
- Administrative Support
- Market Research / Analysis
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 2-3 hours/week
- Depends on function. Rescuers go into potentially dangerous situations.