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Become a Volunteer

 

Just Giants Rescue has loads of opportunities to volunteer and we always appreciate the help! Aside from general day-to-day rescue operations, we have several long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities available.

Take a look at just a few of the ways you can get involved in our rescue organization. For a list of specific volunteer positions that are currently available, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. For all other general volunteer opportunities, read below.

Tactical Volunteer Opportunities

JGRI has a number of quick and easy ways to volunteer for people who are looking to contribute in a moderate fashion.

  • Fundraising Events – set-up or take-down, man the registration table, hand out fliers and general help at fundraising events (events involving alcohol are for ages 21+ only).
  • Clerical tasks – volunteer from home! Make phone calls, send emails, stuff and mail envelopes, update spreadsheets and other office-related tasks.
  • Transportation – pick-up and drop-off animals for spay/neuter clinics, dogfood donations, and other donations as needed.
  • Children ages 12-18 may volunteer for appropriate events if accompanied by an adult.

JGRI Committees

JGRI has several volunteer opportunities for individuals who can make a short-term committment to the organization.  These committees meet on an as-needed basis to ensure that individual aspects of Just Giants Rescue and its programs run smoothly. Here’s a list of our committees:

  • Fundraising Committee:

    Every non-profit needs a Fundraising Team. Just Giants Rescue relies entirely on donations and fundraising events to make our rescue operation a success. The Fundraising Committee comes up with ideas for events to meet our fundraising goals and gets to work making them happen! Whether you’d rather brainstorm or just volunteer to run errands, we’re always looking for people to help make our events a success.

  • Grant Writing:

    Grants are available for non-profits through large and small companies alike, and we apply for grants from businesses across the country. These organizations require extensive applications and we are seeking a few experienced writers who want to volunteer their time and skills to fill them out.

  • Education Committee:

    An integral part of our mission is to educate children and communities about proper pet care as well as the importance of spaying and neutering. We also have a Junior Volunteer program for students.  If you are interested in helping with the education committee or the Junior Volunteer program, please fill out a volunteer application for minors.

  • Communications Committee:

    We need volunteers to help us get the word out! This committee of volunteers is responsible for marketing and advertising, public relations, distributing press releases, updating our media list, promoting Just Giants Rescue at events and increasing general awareness among our rescued communities.

If you are interested in any of the positions above, please fill out our volunteer application online and we’ll contact you regarding your fit with our organization. We put a lot of effort into what we do and rely on our volunteers to make it possible. We ask for a six-month commitment from each of our committee volunteers.

JGRI Operational Committees

JGRI has additional volunteer opportunities for individuals who are looking to become more deeply involved in the organization.  These committees meet regularly to ensure that all operational aspects of Just Giants Rescue and its programs run smoothly. Here’s a list of these committees:

  • Intake Committee:

    We need volunteers to monitor foster space, evaluate dogs for placement into rescue and provide a liaison between the foster homes and surrendering parties. Temperament is the primary consideration for taking a dog into rescue. 

  • Foster Committee:

    Fostering an animal can be one of the most rewarding things you do. The dogs that Just Giants rescues come to us from shelters, animal control facilities and even owners who decide to surrender their pet. We don't always know what their history is and most often the dogs are scared and sometimes shy. Many of these animals have never been given any love, training or medical treatment until they are brought into our foster care program. For more information about fostering please visit our page about fostering with JGRI.

  • Adoptions Committee:

    Replying to adoption inquiries, screening applications and conducting home checks are among this committee's responsibilities. Onlyt the very best homes are able to adopt one of our Giants and we need people to help us find them. 

If you are interested in any of the committees above, please fill out our volunteer application online and we’ll contact you regarding your fit with our organization. We put a lot of effort into what we do and rely on our volunteers to make it possible. We ask for a twelve-month commitment from each of our operational committee volunteers.