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About Volunteering


Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Volunteers make a huge contribution to the success of Big Dog Ranch Rescue and we welcome your help.  We need help in all aspects of running Big Dog Ranch Rescue including; transportation, loving and cuddling with the dogs, cleaning up after the dogs, marketing and much more. 

We need Volunteers from 7:00AM to 6:30PM, 7 days a week.  

Our dedicated staff is proud to support our volunteers.  Join our Big Dog Ranch Rescue family as a volunteer! Please fill out the volunteer application and tell us all about yourself and what you're interested in doing for the dogs.  We'll get in touch shortly!

While ideas on how you can help are limitless, here are some ideas to consider:

Fostering

We are so thankful for the foster families we have and always need more.  They are the backbone of the organization and allow us to save so many more dogs. They provide a much-needed temporary home for a rescued dog until a permanent home is found. Learn more about becoming a Big Dog Ranch Rescue foster parent. 

If you are interested, please a complete an application so we can match a foster dog to you, your home and lifestyle.

Adoption Events

We hold many adoption events in Florida where we bring our available dogs to meet the public. We need Volunteers who enjoy working with people and are enthusiastic about promoting animal adoption to help set up, talk to the public about our organization, care for the dogs during the event, and promote adoptions. View our Events.

Transport

We can always use transportation help with bringing our adoptable dogs to and from adoption events, vet appointments, shelters, and foster homes.

Administrative

At our organization, Volunteers are crucial in helping to keep our administrative systems maintained and functioning well. We need help with everything administrative, including; filing, data entry, mailings, correspondence, and many other day-to-day tasks.

Marketing

If you have an interest and skill in social media networking, graphic design, production, web or app development, copywriting, photography, videography, or online marketing, we could use your talents for the creation of print/web marketing collateral (flyers, posters, ads, merchandise, web banners/mini-sites, dog profile descriptions, photos, videos), and social media networking (writing/posting to our Twitter, Facebook, blog).

Facilities Maintenance and Dog Care / Walking

We need help keeping our facilities clean, safe, and operational. Shifts are available 7 days a week. Volunteers on this team must be willing to pick up and clean up after dogs, and bathe and walk dogs. We are especially looking for experienced veterinarian technicians, contractors, handy-persons or landscapers as well!

Other

Got other skills and interest? Tell us about them and we'll put you to work!

Interested?

If you’re interested, please fill out a volunteer application and we'll be in touch shortly!
 

Under 18 Policy

Big Dog Ranch strives to ensure the safety of every volunteer. If you are under the age of 18, there are a few simple guidelines that must be adhered to in regards to ranch policies.

  • No minor under the age of 16 can volunteer without a parent present at all times NO EXCEPTIONS. No minor under the age of 10 is permitted to volunteer at this time.
  • If you are under the age of 16, you are prohibited from handling dogs at the ranch.
  • All minor volunteers must have a signed waiver on file. This must be signed by the parent/guardian AT THE RANCH, and brought with you the day of volunteering or brought home to sign after volunteering.
  • 16 & 17 year old volunteers are permitted to handle dogs in accordance with the ranch policies, which must be followed at all times—NO EXCEPTIONS

All minor volunteers MUST attend orientation prior to volunteering and adhere to ranch guidelines at all times. Guidelines will be reviewed in detail during orientation.

Anyone of any age can be prohibited from volunteering if they do not exhibit safe practices and maturity while on premises.

Thank you!