Volunteers are the life blood of every rescue organization. We can't do what we do without YOU!

There are many ways for someone to volunteer and help rescue. Everything from helping with fosters, home visits, grooming, transport, mentoring, paperwork, and countless things in between. There are endless ways to help and it's 100% appreciated!!

NNR has some exciting new volunteer opportunities available. If you have wanted to get involved in rescue and do more, now is your chance! Join our amazing team. You will find this experience very rewarding.


  • Transportation Coordination
  • Foster Mentoring
  • Fundraising
  • Answering Calls
  • Intake Coordination
  • Placement Coordination
  • Application Processing
  • Veterinary Coordination

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, please complete our online Volunteer Application and one of our volunteer coordinators will reach out to you to discuss next steps! See our new positions listed below:

Manages, schedules and oversees transport of dogs. Works with volunteer drivers to arrange meeting locations, share phone numbers and monitor the transportation in progress. We currently have a leader for this tea and are looking to add 2-3 more team members.

Monitors chat group for specific fosters and coaches the foster family on dealing with transitioning a new dog into their home, coping with behavioral issues, setting firm boundaries, feeding, grooming and care for the dog they are fostering. We currently have a leader for this team and are looking to add 1-2 more team members.

Helps with fundraising activities such as the online auction and weekly raffles. Suggests creative ideas for raising money to help the dogs in our care. May be asked to write grant proposals or help with other fundraising tasks. We currently are looking for an individual to lead the fundraising effort and would like to add 3-4 more team members.

Assists the rescue leadership with social media posts, managing social media outreach and answering routine calls to the hot line. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers who would create posts and graphics, manage access to social media pages and answer routine calls or redirect urgent questions to the leadership.

The vetting coordinator reaches out to the fosters vet to establish an account, provide previous medical records, obtain estimates and provide authorization for routine exams, routine procedures (spay, neuter etc.) and other necessary visits.
The vetting coordinator also maintains the dogs medical profile in our system by creating medical records and uploading medical history.


Coordinates the intake of all dogs coming into rescue. This role requires understanding and compassion, as you often work directly with owners that need to surrender their beloved dog. This is a fast-paced role that has a higher level of urgency than many other volunteer opportunities and can be stressful at times. However, it can also be very rewarding. We currently have a leader for this team and are looking to add 2-3 more team members.

A placement coordinator evaluates a dog currently in foster care and identifies the ideal adopter with the goal of setting the dog up to be the happiest and most successful it can be in its Forever Home. Using the combined knowledge of the dog from the vetting coordinators, behavior from foster coaches, likes/dislikes from foster parents along with your intuition you will make an informed placement decisions.

If you think you can help in any of these areas please submit a volunteer application today!
National Newfoundland Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 dog rescue that is NOT affiliated with any other club, organization, or group.

A few words from some of our volunteers:

Volunteering with NNR has brought me a lot of joy. The volunteers are like one big fun family and we are all inspired to help these great dogs find the perfect family. Although I’m new to the dog rescue arena, I had a long professional career and I can tell you that this kind of teamwork and positive interaction is a rare treasure. Everybody helps each other and we all care about each other’s dogs and experiences. I have had many volunteer opportunities and this is the best by far. ~Cindy (Application Coordinator)

After being in rescue for over 20 years, volunteering for NNR has been a breath of fresh air. It has been an experience in which I can collaborate with the most empathetic and caring people, while focusing my volunteer efforts in my areas of strength. They are simply the best group of people I have worked with! ~Kelley (Applications & Intake Coordinator)