Volunteering

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Speaking of Dogs has various types of volunteer opportunities available.

Fostering

volunteeringAlthough we have a partnership with a doggy daycare, we do not have a physical shelter; our dogs are in-home fostered by caring, loving volunteers. Because of the way our rescue is structured the only hands-on volunteer positions with our dogs is fostering. We are always in search of new foster homes where a dog can be cared for and loved until a permanent home is found.  Fill out our online fostering application.

If you can’t foster, but want to help our dogs, please consider the following options:

Events and Fundraising

We run many events over the course of the year and all our events are organized and handled by volunteers. Here are just a few examples of events we run and the volunteer positions we need:

  • We attend Woofstock, the Canadian Pet Expo, and other events a few times a year.  We need volunteers to help help setup, pack up, and to attend the booth on the day.
  • We run our online auction once a year and need volunteers for photography, copy writing, donation drop offs, pick-ups, storage, website coordinators, and more.
  • Occasionally we organize a yard sale where we need volunteers to help setup, pack up, and to attend on the day and help customers purchase items.

Transportation

The dogs we help are not always located in Toronto. Often, we need to travel to pick up dogs and transport them to their foster homes. Sometimes we need people to transport dogs to their vet appointments.  Other times we need people to transport medication or donations to foster homes.  We are always looking for volunteers who can be available for this.

Home Checks

Before someone becomes a new adoptive parent or a foster home, we conduct a home check. We are looking for volunteers with some previous experience in various locations across the GTA or Ontario who can be available for home checks.

Administration and Fund Raising

Sometimes we need help with administrative duties. This could be helping organize an event, making phone calls, photographing dogs, creating graphics, updating our web site, among other things.

Volunteer Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the following form and someone will be in touch with you within a few days.