VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY! URGENT NEED!! 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 on the Adoption Reference Coordinator's (Application Screeners) team. We have a very strong Adoption team and work very well together to support and help each other!
RHR prefers that you are located near Long Island, New York. For the right candidate with prior experience of reviewing adoption applications (at least 1 year experience) we might consider opening this position to candidates outside of Long Island, New York.
Adoption Reference Coordinators are an integral part of our adoption process! They talk with families who want to adopt from Ruff House Rescue, write up their findings, and send them to the Review Board for final determination. They also guide the adopters through the process and make sure their questions are answered. We will train you and you will shadow an experienced app person until you are comfortable.
This can all be done in your pajamas, from your own living room (virtually), and at your convenience -- we do require that references get checked 24-48 hours after receiving the applicant's information. Just let us know what days you are available to assist.
Duties: Review and evaluate dog/cat adoption applications. Verify personal reference checks. Verify veterinarian reference checks. Communicate with the potential adopter. Make notes and communicate final evaluations (you can choose to approve, deny, or sometimes the application gets withdrawn for various reasons).
Systems Access: Phone with voicemail capabilities, computer (Google Chrome a plus), and internet access.
Qualifications: Volunteers in this role must be good communicators, be able to present a professional demeanor, process information in a critical format, and clearly summarize information. Friendly people person, organized and dependable. Must like talking to people on the phone. Must be at least 21 years old and have personal experience either owning a dog (if you are working on a dog application) or owning a cat (if you are working on a cat application). Volunteering in this role, we require that you will process a minimum of 2 adoption application per week (1 application typically takes about 1-2 hours).
-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.
-VolunteerMatch directions: Please click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" in the upper corner of the page
-Include in your comments: Whether you are at least 21 years old Whether you have completed our online application and Any questions/comments.
-If you do not get a response from us within 3-4 business days, please reach out to us at RuffHouseRescue@gmail.com.
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 ...
MORE INFORMATION: RHR’s website - www.ruffhouserescue.org
UNDER AGE REQUIREMENT: See our "Junior Volunteer" positions
MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please see below.
******************************************************************** 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.
No animal is euthanized.
Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572
We'll work with your schedule.
Virtual -- Your Home AddressOceanside/Freeport, NY11572
March 1, 2021
Must be at least 21
Volunteering in this role, we require that you will process a minimum of 2 adoption application per week (1 application typically takes about 1-2 hours).