YOUNG VOLUNTEERS: Virtual Positions

Save to Favorites

Ruff House Rescue

High School Volunteers

We have MANY opportunities!! Just because you are young doesn't mean you can't be a BIG contributor to our Rescue!!!! "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." The Dalai Lama

1 animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane Society of US).

Make sure to click on [+] READ MORE button below to read more information on this opportunity!

COMMUNITY HOURS:

Letter ONLY provided for some In-person Opportunities BUT if you do a "drive" for Kennel Supplies, Start a "RHR Dog Rescue Club" and help our mission (with Baked Goods Sales, Monies/Pennies for RHR Fundraiser, or Wear Jeans or PJs for A Day) or a Garage |Tag Sale at your school | church |community center you could have someone LOCAL be a Coordinator of your hours. Also see the "Exercise + ResQWalk" or "Exercise + Wooftrax" volunteer opportunities where your time and distance exercised is recorded on the cell phone application.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH POSITION:
PLEASE CLICK ON THE "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" LINK (located on the upper, left-hand side of the page ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button). Click on "Volunteer Opportunities" tab. Or follow the links under each position.

*********************************************************************

#1. FOSTER A PUPPY/DOG IN FREEPORT, NEW YORK (Long Island):

Give a loving and comfortable place to stay while he/she awaits their forever home. Must be located in the nearby states to New York (Freeport, New York). Your parent/guardian must be at least 21 years of age and home enough hours to care for pups but don't have to be retired or a stay at home parent. Everyone must be in agreement to fostering. We have a Foster Application that once approved we can suit the right dog for your home.

The adult is REQUIRED to fill out the foster application (sorry no exceptions)!!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity at your home
- Total time depends on the dog

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Foster-to-Adopt |or| Foster Dogs or Puppies!"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2076378.jsp

*********************************************************************

#2. DONATE ITEMS TO THRIFTY PAWZ CONSIGNMENT SHOP:

Do you have gently used or new items you would like to donate? The items do not have to be pet related. No books please! Start at consignment drive at your school. Let us know what items you would like to donate and we will let you know the other times we are open to drop off your items. If you are located outside of the Long Island area please contact us if you would like to ship your donations.

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time: depends on if you do a drive at your school
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

4A Centre Ave, East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 462-9454
Thriftypawz@gmail.com
Hours: Monday - Saturday noon until 5 pm and Sundays noon to 4 pm

*********************************************************************

#3.

BIKE, WALK, JOG, HIKE OR RUN:
Let your miles help by downloading the free app on your cell phone. **Through the ResQWalk or Wooftrax app you can get a total of hours and distance walked.

- NO LETTER provided BUT the cell application gives you total hours exercised
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 30 mins per walk
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- A) "Exercise + Wooftrax" a free mobile app or B) "Exercise + ResQWalk"a free mobile app
> OR copy and paste this link for more information:
Wooftrax -- www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2297837.jsp
ResQWalk -- www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2085763.jsp

*********************************************************************

#4.

SPREAD RHR TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Share our information -- RHR’s Facebook page ("Like" us on FB) and Website.

- NO LETTER PROVIDED FOR SERVICE HOURS (see other positions)
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 0 to 1 hr.
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Internet Surfing"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2123658.jsp

*********************************************************************

#5.

SHOPPING ON-LINE:
Use these sites and they donate free $$ to RHR!

- NO LETTER PROVIDED FOR SERVICE HOURS (see other positions)
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 0 to 1 hr.
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

a) GOODSEARCH (Internet Searching, Shopping and Coupon Codes)

b) AMAZON SMILES (Shopping)

c) CHEWY (Shopping)

d) BISSELL AND PARTNERS FOR PETS (Shopping)

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Internet Surfing"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2123658.jsp

*********************************************************************

#6.

PENNIES FOR RHR FUNDRAISER:
A great fundraising activity for any group/any age (schools, universities, churches, senior centers, clubs, work offices, scouts & etc).

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 6-12 hrs plus.
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Pennies for RHR"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2084107.jsp

*********************************************************************

#7.

GARAGE/TAG SALE:
Host a garage/tag sale for Ruff House Rescue at your school, club, or home!

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL/CHURCH and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 4 to 24 hours +
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the Ruff House Rescue (RHR) link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Garage/Tag Sale & Hosting A Fundraiser"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2127765.jsp

*********************************************************************

#8.

SUPPLIES FOR RESCUE'S KENNEL:
Collect Gently Used/Clean Towels, Sheets, Blankets, Wire Crates, Pet Toys and Travel Crates. Other supplies such as Newspapers, Plastic grocery bags, Marrow Bones, Peanut butter, plus more. View our Amazon Wish list for additional items.

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL/CHURCH and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 1 to 24 hrs + (do a Drive & increase your hours)
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Supplies for Rescue's Location"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2166475.jsp

*********************************************************************

#9.

WEAR JEANS FOR A DAY:
One to several times a month, students get permission to wear blue jeans, sweats or pajamas for the day for a $1-$10 donation to a cause. You can bring acknowledgement to Ruff House Rescue’s mission by bringing this to your school’s or club/organization’s attention.

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL/CHURCH and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 1 to 12 hrs (if this includes promotional advertisement)
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Wear Jeans for A Day"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2318678.jsp

*********************************************************************

#10.

DOG TREAT/BAKED GOODS FOR SALE:

Make home-made dog treats or even human consumption treats such as cookies, muffins, or candy to sell locally with all sales going to our Rescue!

- Need a letter? Do this at your SCHOOL/CHURCH and have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your service hours!
- Please get permission of your guardian/parent
- Virtual Opportunity
- Total time approx. 4 plus hrs (baking and selling of goods)
- At your own time
- Can start immediately!

NEXT:
> Hit on the "Ruff House Rescue (RHR)" link ABOVE the red "I want to help!" button and click on the appropriate volunteer listing -- "Dog Treats/Baked Goods for Sale"
> OR copy and paste this link for more information: www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2538716.jsp

*********************************************************************

#11.

DOG RESCUE CLUB AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE:
- If under 18 years old REQUIRED to have your teacher or parent|guardian inquire.

For any parent -or- teacher -or- college student -or- professor who wants to start a rescue club at their high school or university, please e-mail jodierhr@gmail.com. The super successful Syosset High School Dog Rescue Group was started in September 2017. The students learned so much about rescue and donated $3,500 and lots of toys to Ruff House Rescue.


*********************************************************************

#12.

OTHER POSITIONS:

Other opportunities at your school or university/church/club/scouts -- have someone LOCAL be the Coordinator of your hours!
- Crafts, Arts, Jewelry and Other Talents sold at various events/venues
- Community Walk(s)
- Hot Coco & Lemonade Stands/Bake Sales
- Other ideas found on the internet --- Dance Marathon: A continuous, multi-hour event in which participants raise funds through pledges. Treasure Chest: Fill a chest with donated prizes and sell keys to open the chest. Silly String Shoot Out: Auction off or sell cans of silly string and take aim at volunteers who are good sports like a teacher or a principal. Movie Night: Approach your local theater or movie store to ask about sponsorship initiatives (a discount or provide the event for free) with the promise of publicity. You can offer inexpensive admission, plus donated concession snacks. Magic Show: Charge for tickets for a special show. Celebrity Doodle Auction: Though this idea can take some time, by sending requests to celebrities asking for their one-of-a-kind doodles for auction. Car Wash: Select a location and time that will offer significant public exposure. Recycling Drive (in states with can deposits): Collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles all year round and donate proceeds from the recycling center. T-shirt Sale: Sell t-shirts with an original design and donate all or a portion of the proceeds.
- Check out the internet or Pinterest for more ideas!!

20 More opportunities with Ruff House Rescue

4 Reviews
Animals Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Event Management
  • Baking
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • If under 18 years old please get permission from your parent

Report this opportunity