Volunteer

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 is actively looking for volunteers to help with the following roles:
  • Applications Coordinators - Working with applicants to get to know them, their homes, and make decisions on what kind of dog would be best suited for them. This is an exciting role to develop personal relationships with our applicants and work with our Placement Director to decide what dogs go where when they are ready for adoption.
  • Applications Assistants - Do references checks on the follow; home ownership verification, landlord checks, vet reference checks, personal reference checks, etc. This is a critical role to do preliminary checks on our applicants to help as Applications Coordinators prioritize applications that meet the core criteria for approval.
  • Transport Drivers - Want Newfie snuggles and love, but not in the position to foster or adopt? Have a valid drivers license with a good driving record? Are you willing to donate your time to help get dogs where they need to go? Transport drivers are needed to pick up dogs from surrendering families or our shelter partners and get them to their foster homes. On the flip side of that, once they're ready for adoption, transport drivers get the joy of handing off a dog to their new, loving, furever family. Seeing the joy you can bring to the families lucky enough to be matched with a dog from us is an amazing feeling!
If you think you can help in any of these areas please submit a volunteer application today!

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)