“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew

Hole In One Animal Rescue’s ability to save animals is directly dependent on the number of volunteers we have!

Fostering

As a foster volunteer with Hole In One Animal Rescue, your responsibilities are very important.  Fostering a pet in need is a very rewarding experience, but can also be challenging at times. We ask that when you foster one of our pets, you allow the animal to live inside with your family and other pets and treat it just the same as you would if it were your own. Keep in mind that these dogs have had a rough life, so we never really know quite what to expect.  When working with an animal, Hole In Animal Rescue does not allow, nor will it tolerate, any kind of physical punishment. All expenses are covered by the rescue.

These are just a few of the responsibilities you will have as a foster volunteer for Hole In One Animal Rescue.  Foster care training is provided for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent.   It is truly one of the most rewarding experiences you can have!  If after reading our requirements, you feel this is something you would enjoy doing, please click here.

Screen Applications 

Work with our adoption coordinator on the best practices to screening applications. Yes, it’s a skill! It’s imperative that we place our dogs into safe, appropriate, and loving homes. You will talk one-on-one with the potential adopter and facilitate home visits. Volunteer here if you are interested in being an application screener.

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” ~Winston Churchill

Home Checks

As a representative of Hole In One, you will be visiting people in their homes who have applied to foster or adopt one of our dogs. Their application will be emailed to you and you will then make contact and schedule an appointment. Once there you will look at their yard to see if it is securely fenced or not, and you will discuss with them rescue dogs, where they come from, what they are like, and what some of the challenges of owning a rescue dog might be.

After observing the family, their current pets, their children, etc.,you will need to make a decision as to whether or not you feel this would be a safe and loving environment for one of our dogs. More details of exactly how to do home checks, what to look for, and how to approve or disapprove will be provided should you decide that you would like to become a home checker.  If you feel this is something you would enjoy doing, please click here for an application.

Adoption Events

We often are in need for volunteers to either help advertise our dogs, pick up dogs from their foster homes so they can attend the event, tend to our tables, or even sell our t-shirts. Inquire how you can help. Even if it’s occasionally!

Student Volunteering

Are you in elementary, middle school or high school?  Are you interested in helping dogs in need? If so, we would love your help! We are always looking for ways to educate, involve and share our wonderful experiences with kids!

Here are a few ideas of how you can help!

Donation Drives: Collect towels, food, blankets and toys for our dogs

Attend an Event: Volunteer with an adult at one of our weekend adoption events

Fundraising Events: Host car washes, dog washes, bake sales, yard sales

Photographers

We have a few volunteers who help us take photos of our dogs at events and transport. Sometimes they can’t always make it. We could also use photographers for fundraising. In the past we have had dogs have their photos taken with Santa, the Easter Bunny, or even just family portraits!

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” ~ Mark Twain