Volunteering

Loved at Last has no paid staff and is 100% run by our volunteers – volunteers who are kind, caring, incredible, amazing people! They dedicate their time, energy and passion to our mission of finding homes for dogs in need. Without our volunteers, we would have no Loved at Last and we would not be able to rescue the hundreds of dogs that we rescue each year.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DO YOU HAVE?

We have just over 100 semi-permanent volunteers who help with everything from running our Facebook page to keeping track of finances to screening applications. There are also approximately 100 on-call volunteers who do Home Checks and 50 on-call volunteer fosters who provide temporary homes to our dogs.

WHAT KIND OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Because Loved at Last does not have a physical shelter, ALL of our volunteer positions are either promotional, administrative, tech, or research based (except for fostering of course!) We are always looking for new volunteers to help and there is always something to do!!

DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?

Nope. Help is needed in a variety of areas and training is provided. Having said that, if you have a specific area of interest or knowledge, let us know and we can help find you the right fit.

DO I NEED TO COMMIT TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS?

Nope. We have some volunteers who donate an hour a week and others who donate…well…a lot of time! But how much you would like to commit is totally up to you and don’t worry, if you give us a number now we won’t hold you to it if things change!

WHAT SPECIFIC POSITIONS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Adoption Facilitator(s) – review and approve applications, send approvals and invoice the rescuer, and answer rescuer and adopter questions/request information from rescuer and adopter
  • Airport Pick Up (Seattle) – transport dog to foster home or meet somewhere to transfer
  • Drivers (Seattle) – transport dogs to and from the airport to the border or the broker’s office
  • Drivers (Toronto & Montreal) – transport dogs to and from the airport and their foster homes
  • Finalization Manager – connect with airport greeters and post-adoption coordinators
  • Fosters (Montreal, Seattle, Toronto) – foster dog(s) in transit to Vancouver for one or two nights
  • Foster app screeners – read prospective foster applications and make notes for the rest of the team
  • Foster support- make follow-up contact with foster families for wellbeing checks and dog updates
  • Gofundme Coordinator – create and oversee Gofundme fundraising initiatives
  • Home Checkers (virtual) – perform home visits virtually, by way of video chat with applicants 
  • Phone Interviewers – spend as little as one hour a week calling potential applicants about their adoption applications
  • Poster Makers – assist in making posters for adoptable dogs to be shared across social media
  • Rescue Coordinators – create biographies for adoptable dogs, review adopter applications, and coordinate with rescuers abroad.
  • Vancouver Airport Greeters – greet dogs and adopters at the airport to transfer ownership from the flight volunteer to their furever family
  • Vancouver Airport Greeter Coordinators – coordinate and train airport greeters, be available by phone when rescues arrive in case of issues and be familiar with import processes (guidance will be provided for processes

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions please fill out our Volunteer Registration Form. For more information, please email volunteer.laldr@gmail.com

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