Description: Make and receive telephone calls for various GRRAND activities:
hotline voice mailbox at regular intervals during a specific day of the
week (between and
) and coordinate
any intake, transportation, or other actions with other committee members.
various telephone campaigns for volunteer recruitment, fundraising
Skills or Equipment Needed: Good verbal communication skills, enthusiastic personality, and
home or cell phone service.
Time Requirements: Will vary based on the number of phone calls and assignment .
Hotline duty will require that you check the voicemail hourly for one
scheduled day a week from
Working on telephone campaigns will be sporadic in nature.
Equipment Needed: Requires a
secure vehicle with a crate or dog barrier in which to transport dogs. A
flexible schedule is important and the willingness to travel is also
have good dog management skills and be able to handle unfamiliar dogs.Must be able to provide good
communication to the Intake Volunteer.
Requirements: Transport is on an "on call"
basis.You will be contacted
when there is a need and you have the option to accept or decline the
General Office Work
Description:Organize and maintain
hard copy files for GRRAND.
Skills or Equipment Needed:Requires good
organizational and communication skills along with the ability to
understand how information will be used.Office equipment helpful but not
Time Requirements:This is a periodic
need.Files will be provided or
requested on a sporadic basis.Some short distance travel may be required to exchange files, etc.
Applicant Screening & Home Visits
Description of Applicant Screening:Screen, by phone,
applications for adoption or fostering.This requires contacting references,
verifying vet care and checking out other important information on the
application.This activity must
be completed within 24 hours of receipt of the application.
Description of Home Visits:Conduct on-site home
visits for prospective adoptive families.This will require that you provide
the family with information about GRRAND, its mission and its policies for
adoption.You will also ask
questions, make observations and fill out a Home Visit Checklist.
Skills or Equipment Needed:Good communication,
observation, and documentation skills are needed for this activity.A gregarious personality and ability
to converse easily with people you don’t know is very helpful.Transportation is also required in
order to conduct the home visit at the perspective adoptive family's
home.Following training each
volunteer will shadow an experienced GRRAND representative for a short
Time Requirements Applicant Screening:4 to 6 hours a week on
Time Requirements Home Visits:This is a periodic
need several times a month.The
home visits take approximately one hour to conduct.The adoption coordinator will
attempt to assign visits in your local area, but some visits may require
more lengthy travel.Volunteers
may accept an assignment or ask that someone else be called.
Description:Provide a foster home
for a Golden Retrievers waiting to be adopted.This requires general care of the
Golden, working to assess his/her behavior, providing basic training skills
for good dog behavior, and being available to show the dog to prospective
Skills or Equipment Needed:Knowledge of Goldens
and their behavioral needs, securely fenced yard, ability to communicate
effectively with GRRAND representatives and prospective adopters, and
ability to assess the suitability of a family to adopt the foster dog.Knowledge of GRRAND's policies and
procedures is required and the foster family must be vigilant about the
safety of the dog.
Time Requirements:Foster families are
needed on a daily basis as new dogs are rescued by GRRAND; however, it is
up to each volunteer foster family to determine how often they want to open
their home to a new dog.Dogs
stay in foster care from a few days to months.
GRRAND's effort to walk and socialize all Goldens housed at Louisville area
Skills or Equipment Needed:Strong understanding
of dog behavior, good dog management skills on a leash, and an obsession
with safety.Your own
transportation is required to visit the kennel locations.
Time Requirements:Commitment can be as
often as you like.Our needs
are daily but we will have other volunteers to help with this initiative.
Vet Care Assistance
Vet Care Coordinator in the management of medications dispersed to foster
families and kennel managers for dogs awaiting adoption in the program.
Skills or Equipment Needed:Good organizational
skills and commitment to getting medicine to dogs in a timely manner.A general understanding of the
medications dispersed and medical needs of dogs is helpful; however, this
is easily learned.
Time Requirements:Will require
approximately 4 hours a week.
Public Events Assistance
Description:Represent GRRAND at
public events to market GRRAND's mission, dogs, and volunteer
recruitment.Many of these are
“meet and greet” events at various pet stores and organizations
to provide the public with information about GRRAND.
Skills and Equipment Needed:Outgoing personality,
reliable, knowledge of GRRAND's policies and procedures, good communication
skills, and a good understanding of Golden Retrievers.Transportation will be required to
visit “Meet and Greet” locations.
Time Requirements:May participate in 2-4
events per month.Each event
requires set-up, several hours working the event, and packing up
information materials.Preparation of materials for handout at the event may also be
Marketing & Publicity
Description:Assist GRRAND in
organizing and planning marketing and publicity initiatives.
Skills and Equipment Needed:Professional
experience in marketing, public relations, or graphic design.Creativity and organizational skills
are also important.
Time Requirements:Will vary based on
Description:Participate in GRRAND
fundraising initiatives, activities and events.Research and writing grant
Skills and Equipment Needed:Experience in
fundraising or grant writing helpful, good people skills, excellent
communication skills, self-motivation, ability to work well with others,
creative, enthusiastic and goal oriented.
Time Requirements:Ongoing need requiring
attention on a regular basis.Grant writing is flexible, depending on foundation deadlines.
GRRAND Affair Auction
Description:Participate in any of
the auction needs:
activities (including set-up and take-down)
Skills and Equipment Needed:Willingness to help
with collection of items, skill in creating decorative baskets, ability to
transport items, people skills, and enthusiasm.
Time Requirements:Preparations begin in
July for the November event.Vigorous activity begins in September.We will accept as much time as you
Set up an Endowment
Keep GRRAND in your thoughts by leaving a little
something to the dogs in your Will or perhaps a portion of an IRA or Life
Insurance Policy.Contact GRRAND
for more details.