Volunteer

Nanaimo Groomer wanted! We are currently updating our volunteer system!

Before we take on new volunteers we are going to secure a Coordinator of Volunteers.

We apologize if you have applied and been left in the dark- this is an important position that needs to be filled in order to properly communicate with our important and valuable volunteers!

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS- to apply, please send us an email with your resume attached.
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Coordinator of Volunteers – Island Wide 

In accordance with the vision, code of ethics and mission of Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society we are looking to fill a position that will help our Society pursue it’s ultimate goal of becoming a premier rescue on Vancouver Island. This position will include reporting to Members of the Board of Directors of Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society—and helping bridge the gap between the volunteers in the various communities represented by VIDRS.

We are looking for a volunteer who will be responsible for the monitoring, evaluating, reporting and organization of volunteer applicants for VIDRS. This position will work intimately with members of the Board of Directors while maintaining contact with successful volunteer applicants. The position will require the applicant to have an understanding of VIDRS as a Society as the individual will help teach, train and mentor volunteers in the various duties and roles and the conduct required to properly represent VIDRS and its vision. Joining the Board would be helpful for the fulfillment of this role to learn about the rescue and keep apprised of daily rescue workings.

The position will include screening applicants, and contacting when the rescue is in need of their assistance.

Skills and Assets:

  • A love for dogs and people!
  • Varied experiences around dogs and the dog community on Vancouver Island.
  • Ability to evaluate and organize volunteer applicants and identify work for them.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for self and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbally.
  • Ability to identify and address the needs put forth by the rescue.
  • Ability to develop an appropriate organization system, application questions.
  • An understanding of the Code of Ethics of Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society.

What we really need? Someone with a big heart and some extra time that they would like to utilize for the betterment of dogs on Vancouver Island and within Western Canada.

If you are interested in this position please send an inquiry to Info@IslandDogsRescue.com with the subject title “Coordinator of Volunteers” and a copy of your resume.

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Fundraising Coordinator– South/Central/North Island (Because we are island wide there are varying needs in each community)

In accordance with the vision, code of ethics and mission of Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society we are looking to fill a position that will help our Society pursue its ultimate goal of becoming a premier rescue on Vancouver Island. This position will work directly with members of the Board of Directors of VIDRS as well as volunteers to manage day-to-day fundraising activities, lists of contributors, fundraising events, mailings and donor contact.

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, detail oriented and comfortable multi-tasking to make deadlines. The job will include organizing and managing day-to-day fundraising as well as large annual events. They will need to keep a spreadsheet of donations and supporters and maintain relationships with past donors by sending out thank you cards and organizing appropriate retribution for their contributions. (Call outs, logos placed on posters, etc… etc…) Marketing for events by creating posters, pamphlets, or advertisements online may also be part of this position. The position will require the applicant to have an understanding of VIDRS as a Society in order to properly represent their vision, morals and values.

Skills and Assets:

  • A love for dogs and people!
  • Varied experiences around dogs and the dog community on Vancouver Island.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work for self and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbally.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office to create spreadsheets and posters.
  • Maintain spreadsheets to track and log donations and donor lists.
  • Marketing experience would be an asset.
  • An Outgoing and friendly personality would be a great asset!
  • An understanding of the Code of Ethics of Vancouver Island Dogs Rescue Society.

What we really need? Someone with a big heart and some extra time that they would like to utilize for the betterment of dogs on Vancouver Island and within Western Canada.

If you are interested in this position please send an inquiry to Info@IslandDogsRescue.com with the subject title “Fundraising Coordinator” and a copy of your resume.

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  • Be a Foster Home

    We are always looking to build up our foster home base as we can only rescue as many dogs as we have foster homes to take them in. Learn more about what it takes to become a foster home.
  • Be on the Board

    Are you passionate about dog rescue and enjoy policy work, procedures and the business side of things? Do you bring board experience, a needed skill set or useful knowledge? If you answered yes to any of these consider becoming a board member. Contact us to discuss becoming a board member.
  • Help with Upcoming Events

    We often host fundraisers and attend events. Help us promote our events by displaying a poster. Check our upcoming events page to find out more 
  • The Dogs Wishlist

    We always need the following items – please contact us.

    • Crates (all sizes)
    • Dog Food (dry, high quality only please)
    • Printer Paper & Ink / Stamps / File Folders
    • Gas cards (for rescue transportation, vet appointments & adoption events)
    • Ferry passes (car & passenger or walk on)
    • Dog treats / chew bones
    • Dog Shampoo
    • Advantage flea protection
    • Durable squeaky toys & balls, rope toys, dental chewy toys, stuffed animals (no pellet filled)
    • Kong toys and big jars of peanut butter (entertains rescues when crated)
    • Leashes/ Collars (no choke please) / Harnesses
    • Dog beds & blankets
    • Obedience Training Gift Certificates
    • Grooming Certificates
    • Store Gift Cards (feed stores, pet-stores etc)    
  • Display Our Information

    Networking is how people find us to adopt, foster & volunteer!

    • Display an event poster
    • Display our Business Cards
    • Display our Pamphlet
    • Share our Facebook Page 
    • Host a Donation Jar

      Do you have a store where you could host a doggy donations jar? If so, please contact us!