If you would like to volunteer for Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services, see below for basics then please contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities. We welcome applications for virtual volunteers year-round. Currently, we are seeking nationwide virtual volunteers for special projects and ongoing projects. At this time we are not able to add hands-on sanctuary volunteers as we do not currently have the amount of time and resources required to ensure thorough training of new physical volunteers.
Gratitude for 2018 goes to Christine Dorchak for her support and friendship, to our private donors, including Andra Walters, Shelly Cochran, Barbara Denslow, Lisa M., J. Olson, Juliet Smith, Jackson Novak, Jami Mallory-Kisling, Susan Albertson, Ursula S. Henry, Maurice R. Mizrahi, Wendy Renee Holthaus, Helene Friedman, Robin Waldman, Marcy Blaustein, Donna Sander, Jeri Bray, Brenda Smith Cashmer Bollhorst, Maria Ampolo, Alison Fox, Andie Jolley Knight, Anja Schellberg, Leslie Olyott, and Anonymous donors (multiple), who helped ensure that rescued dogs and programs to help protect them continue to flourish. (Only those private donors who have given permission to share their names are shown here. If you are a donor and would like yours included, please let us know.)
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
Communication: 1) Interact with our Facebook group(s) at least once per week. 2) Check in with our Director/Program Manager at least once per week, as well as whenever a project or other question/concern/update necessitates a conversation. 3) Immediately contact our Director/Program Manager if anyone has asked or suggested that you do so or implied a wish for contact, or if a need/request is waiting to be met.
Message: Be clear and informed about our message, and stay on-message of Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services and its programs when conversing with others / while volunteering on our programs.
Professionalism: Always present and express yourself in a civil, ethical manner when appearing, acting, or conversing on behalf of or about our programs.
Active Status: To retain volunteer status, a volunteer should not cease participation in her/his volunteer capacity for 90 consecutive days without discussion with the Director/Program Manager. To do so will cause either a deactivation of volunteer status that triggers a re-establishment process, or a termination of volunteer status.
Conflicts: Volunteers must advise us in writing of any/all possible conflicts of interest when applying to volunteer and shall continue to advise us, throughout the term of volunteering, of possible conflicts immediately as they arise. Volunteers shall avoid conflicts of interest.
Examples of Current Volunteer Tasks:
Attend trainings as required before participating in volunteer activities.
Hold meet & greet and/or informational events to introduce the public to our dogs and/or inform the public about our dogs, and/or about our programs and services.
Share literature about our dogs, programs, services, etc.
Share our website, Instagram, social media pages and posts, and participate in same as appropriate.
Identify / gather suitable items for fundraising auctions, and/or help raise funds (as appropriate).
Network for our causes, programs, and needs.