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Fundraising Team Members

Hi everyone…my name is Abbey #3358 and I’m a four-year-old Golden. My
favourite people on earth, the folks at Golden Rescue, have asked me to speak to
you. You see, Golden Rescue has saved over 3,500 of my cousins and they are a
100% volunteer organization with no staff, no offices, and no overhead…so all the
money they raise goes directly to us Goldens. The average cost to put one Golden
through their program is $1,700. That is a lot of bones. So apart from rescuing
us, their biggest challenge and most important work is fundraising. We are
looking for people to join our fundraising team who are comfortable calling
companies and asking for sponsorships or finding other ways individuals or
corporations could help. We need people who are not shy and not afraid ‘to ask’
and roll up their sleeves (whatever that means). We could use people with
different skills to find out where you might help. You would get lots of support
from the team and the board of directors but you would need to bring your own
passion, enthusiasm, and belief in our good work. If you think you could help and
make a difference in the lives of future Goldens who so desperately need Golden
Rescue, please contact our Director of Fundraising (and my mom), Laurie by
applying today. Thank you and woof-woof!

Estimated time commitment ~ 10+ hours per month

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

Virtual Events Coordinator

Do you have experience with planning and executing virtual events? With most of our “live” fundraising events being cancelled for the foreseeable future with the current pandemic, we are looking for creative ways to take our events online and into the digital world.

We are looking for someone with experience who can help us set up and run online fundraising events. If you are interested in this role, please apply and include your experience in this field ~ platforms used, successful past events, or any other information you feel is relevant.

As a member of this team the time commitment is totally up to you! You can choose to join us for a short time to help us get virtual events up and running, or you can decide to stay on with us and perhaps build and lead the team!

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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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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

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