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Liz Fothergill

Golden Angels Liz Fothergill

Liz discovered Golden Rescue online and got involved by adopting her beloved Duke #2026, who became the perfect companion for their other Golden, Tara. Impressed with Golden Rescue, when Liz retired, she volunteered and started to foster. She was a ‘foster failure’ when her family adopted Riley #2563. Soon after that, Liz moved to New Brunswick, which in many ways was fortunate for GR as it helps our efforts to expand nationally and we can only do it with dedicated volunteers in various provinces.…

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Fundraising Team Members

We are looking for passionate and dedicated Golden lovers to help grow the fundraising program. With a knowledge or interest in fundraising, we’re looking for committed volunteers who share our mission to help develop creative and effective fundraising initiatives. The demand to rescue and save Goldens from around the globe continues to grow and we’re striving to help as many as we can. We’re looking for help to identify and solicit corporate partners and find alternate ways to fundraise.

Time commitment: 10-20 hours per month

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Media Relations Team

Want to Join the NEW Golden Rescue Media Team?

Golden Rescue has received a lot of media coverage over the years. Our stories are out of the ordinary, poignant and heart-warming and have resonated with millions of viewers. CTV, Global Television, CityTV, Breakfast Television and numerous online news outlets have covered a wide range of stories over the years. Reporters repeatedly have been drawn to our stories about Goldens who have been transformed from rags to riches. We are a small, energetic team of three so far and we’re looking for one more person to join us who ideally (but not necessarily) has a media/public relations background and who can keep us organized and up-to-date with our local and national media contacts. We also need someone who is comfortable calling news outlets and reporters to follow up on stories that we have pitched. You are also welcome to be involved in our strategy planning meetings where we brainstorm unique, creative ideas to keep Golden Rescue top of mind and socially interactive and develop ideas to bring greater awareness to our efforts. We are a fun, dynamic team to work with where our motto is ‘every idea is a good idea!!’

This is a volunteer role, which may take up to 10-15 hours/month.

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Transport (Quebec, particularly the Montreal Area & Montreal-Kingston Corridor)

Transport help is always needed to move our Goldens from their past to their future new lives. To do this, volunteer drivers travel the province picking up our precious cargo from their previous homes, shelters, vet offices, etc. and driving them to their foster homes. Sometimes this trip is short and can be done by one person and other times the distance is greater, requiring volunteers to work as a relay team, picking up or dropping off at identified locations along the way. Obviously, this is a very important task. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to use their own car.

Estimated time commitment: dependent on your time and availability.

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Photography Team

This is an important new team we are creating as there is nothing more valuable than the perfect Golden photo when it comes to adopting, fostering, fundraising, PR, and getting media attention. We are looking for volunteers with a good eye so, photographers … here’s your chance to use your skills. A few things that are critical are:

  • a love of Goldens and photographing them;
  • a dSLR camera a must;
  • an understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure & composition;
  • a sense of fun and creativity;
  • the ability to travel within your locality; and
  • comfortable using Dropbox or willing to learn.

If you’d like to be involved, please contact us.

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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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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers