VOLUNTEERS DON’T HAVE THE TIME, THEY HAVE THE HEART!
We are always on the lookout for new team members to add to our dedicated teams. You can help in what ever capacity you can, as much or as little as you can manage, maybe it’s only a few hours a month, or a few hours a day, what ever your schedule, we are happy to have your help.
See below just some of the things we can use your help on.
Team member for application processing. We receive anywhere from 1 to 10 applications a day, just for our region and we need help. We need to call references and veterinarians to confirm that the families wanting to adopt our Aussies are the right people, they are of the caliber we would want to take our own dogs if needed.
Team member for behavior evaluations for intake. We will also need help to evaluate the Australian Shepherds. They could be in a shelter, we would need you to actually meet the Aussie in that environment, sometimes this can be one of the hardest experience you will do, seeing them scared, shaking, crying, matted and dirty, their little rear-ends not making a single wiggle. Or the could be in a home, the family is moving and can’t take them, they are concerned they are biters, what ever the reason, we need to evaluate them and make sure they will not be a danger to a family to adopt, or the foster home they will be living in until adoption.
Team member for transports We need help with transports; moving an Aussie from one location to another, sometimes we are even there to help other rescues move their dogs as well. All rescues rely on each other to help save our dogs. Sometimes even a cat or two has been known to travel along.
Team member for writing newsletters or article to raise awareness. We are working hard to create awareness and help others understand the breed, to know that instead of a shelter, their is another hope, a breed rescue, be it for the Australian Shepherd, the Border Collie or the Pitt Bull. We want to keep them out of harms way and away from the last walk.
Team member for fundraising We need help behind the scenes to contact companies and getting donations for our events. We also need help at local events all over our four states. Several times a year, we host events at larger cities at pet expos and public events as a vendor spreading the word about Aussies and how amazing they are. We are also looking for crafty or artists that want to share/donate their talents by creating items to sell at our events. We are always looking for people to help make square knot tugs for our events that we sell all year long.
Team member for social media We need people to create fun memes for us to post on social media. We are also looking for people to work with our team lead for social media and lend a hand to our Team Leader for social media.
Team member for clerical work We are always looking for people to help with some behind the scenes data base work and clerical work. If you are good with a computer and do not mind doing some mindless work, this is the team for you!
Team for Lure Coursing Spring through Fall we run a Lure Course in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. We are always looking for team members to help us set up and break down the course, run dogs and work an ASRM Booth. If you want to come have some fun with your dog and help at the same time, this is the team for you!
Special Talents? Do you have a special talent like graphic designing? accounting? photography? organizing? please let us know on your application!
We need your help, your time, and your dedication to rescue. Complete an application today and get started in one of the most rewarding things you could ever do.