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Event Coordinator

  • Ottawa and Area
  • Montreal/Quebec Area
  • Ontario-wide
    Are you an organized “go getter” with a great attitude? We are looking for someone to help us find and coordinate a few events in these areas. This might involve approaching businesses to ask if we can hold tag days, finding local festivals or events that would be perfect for Golden Rescue to have an awareness booth at, filling out registrations and all other paperwork required for the event. Once we have registered for an event, you would be responsible for providing the Volunteer Coordinator assigned to the event with all necessary event information. Other duties involve helping with any setup or teardown, arranging for any supplies needed and being responsible for making sure the reconciliations are done at the end.You will be working closely with Monica, the Events Director, and her Events Team, who will provide you with all the training and information you will need. You will need workable computer skills, and a familiarity with Google Drive would be an asset, but not necessary.Estimated Time Commitment: A few hours for each event, spread out over the course of the whole process, from registration to day of.
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Care Team

If you love to read and hear stories about Goldens, then this is for you!

We are looking for a few individuals to join our Care Team. Golden Rescue is committed to reaching out to all of our adopters approximately once a year to find out how their Golden is doing, and hopefully get them to share some photos and stories with us. You will be given a list of names and we ask is that you reach out to these individuals by email (standard email will be provided). As some phone calls will also be required, a long-distance plan is needed. Familiarity with Excel spreadsheets is recommended, but not necessary, we can teach you.

Estimate time Commitment: Usually about 2-3 months, a few hours per week, to initially email and then monitor responses.

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Picnic Games Coordinator

Our annual picnic is a highlight for many people and Goldens alike! Two popular segments include the games and the best-dressed contest. We need an enthusiastic volunteer to organize and run the games. Attendance at the picnic on September 15th is essential. The games coordinator from previous years will guide and mentor you. Time commitment: 5 hours prep time and the day at the picnic

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Graphic Designers

Are you an experienced graphic designer looking for a rewarding volunteer role? Are you interested in creating dynamic, contemporary visuals for our readers to call them to action? We’re looking for a couple of graphic designers who understand our periodic need for speed and fast turnarounds (although not all assignments are time sensitive), have a flair for contemporary design, can create and distribute eblasts through Mailchimp, and can work with WordPress (the power behind our website). Writing our eblasts and other communication pieces is not a requirement right now – content/copy will be sent to you for design – but if you ever want to give writing a try, we’re all about bringing out your best! The primary purpose of this role is to create visuals for key communication pieces for general e-distribution and our website as an integral member of the Communications team. If you have the talent and the time, we would love to hear from you! 

Estimated time commitment: 10-20 hours/month

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Wishbone Lottery Team

The Wishbone Lottery is our biggest, most important fundraiser. In fact, without it, we would be seriously hampered with our rescue efforts as the more money we raise, the more Goldens we can help. Over the last four years we have been successful selling tickets but to continue this success we need your help. If you are organized and computer proficient, this may be right up your alley. Here’s how it works. You would get a list of GR supporters and contact them to help us sell tickets. We have a team to support your efforts and it is mostly done by email.

Time commitment: 10-15 hours at the onset of the lottery (likely June) and then a few hours here and there to follow-up

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Jasper ~ with a heart as big as a national park

Jasper ~ with a heart as big as a national park

He arrived at Golden Rescue with little information about his previous life, as he was found wandering lost and alone in rural Ontario.  He was an 11-year-old senior citizen who desperately needed a new home, as all efforts to locate his former family had gone cold.  Typically senior dogs are…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

The Golden Life of Pal

The Golden Life of Pal

He lives in a world of darkness.  He is not familiar with the people around him, the language they speak, the smells from his new home or the touch of those who care for him.  He is a baby and he is blind.  Every day is a learning experience that…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

A Message from Owen #2358

A Message from Owen #2358

Dear Danielle and Colin This past summer has been the best ever. Honestly! It seems like we explored endless new places to have fun and I got to do stuff like fish, swim, run, dig, ride on a jet ski, eat great food (glorious food!), and sleep soundly in a…

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Categories: Healing & Hope