If you would like to volunteer for Hound Sanctuary, see below for basics then please contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities. The sanctuary is located in Gearhart, on the north Oregon coast. We welcome applications for virtual volunteers year-round; we may on occasion add a new sanctuary volunteer to our trusted crew if/when there seems a great fit; at this time we are not able to add hands-on sanctuary volunteers as we do not currently have the amount of time/resources required to ensure thorough training of new hands-on sanctuary volunteers. Currently, we are seeking nationwide virtual volunteers for our newest program, The BiBi Project, which is seed-funded in part by a grant from Maddie's Fund, #ThanksToMaddie, and to some of our most stalwart supporters.
Heartfelt thanks to SPCA International for grants last year and for their ongoing partnership and moral support. Thanks also to Maddie's Fund for the grant that seeded the Capacity for Care/R+ project, which formed the basis for one of our key policies and program strategies. Gratitude to Christine Dorchak and GREY2K USA Worldwide for their support and friendship. Thank you to Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies for always being willing to assist and guide. Many thanks to our private donors, including Andra Walters, Shelly Cochran, Barbara Denslow, Lisa M., J. Olson, Juliet Smith, Jackson Novak, Jami Mallory-Kisling, Susan Albertson, Ursula S. Henry, Maurice R. Mizrahi, Wendy Renee Holthaus, Helene Friedman, Robin Waldman, Marcy Blaustein, Donna Sander, Jeri Bray, Brenda Smith Cashmer Bollhorst, Maria Ampolo, Alison Fox, Andie Jolley Knight, Anja Schellberg, Leslie Olyott, and Anonymous donors (multiple), who help ensure our rescue dogs and protection programs continue to flourish. (Only those private donors who have given permission to share their names are shown here. If you are a donor and would like yours included, please let us know.)
Expectations of all Volunteers:
Communication: 1) Interact with our Facebook group(s) at least once per week. 2) Check in with our Director/Program Manager at least once per week, as well as whenever a project or other question/concern/update necessitates a conversation. 3) Immediately contact our Director/Program Manager if anyone has suggested that you do so or implied a wish for contact, or if a need/request is waiting to be met.
Message: Be clear and informed about our message, and stay on-message of Hound Sanctuary and its programs when conversing with others while volunteering on our programs.
Professionalism: Always present and express yourself in a civil, ethical manner when appearing, acting, or conversing on behalf of our programs.
Active Status: To retain volunteer status, a volunteer should not cease active participation in her/his volunteer capacity for three consecutive months without notice to the Program Manager. To do so will cause a deactivation or termination of volunteer status.
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
BiBi Project: Materials: Each volunteer is assigned a region and is responsible to ensure that the BiBi Project brochures / materials provided are placed and maintained in relevant locations / with appropriate individuals, as instructed. Each volunteer assists the Project Manager with target selection by developing and providing a list of potentially appropriate businesses and professionals in that region.
Regional Events: Ideally, volunteers should be willing to commit to hosting at least one or two events per year; if for some reason a volunteer is event-phobic, then that volunteer should seek to recruit a partner volunteer, who is interested in signing on to The BiBi Project as a volunteer and is acceptable to the Project Manager, for event hosting in that region.
Social Media/Internet: Volunteers should help promote our causes on all platforms by sharing our posts, liking, and positively commenting on and about them in order to help increase awareness and motivate further use and support of our programs, fundraisers, events, and the organization as a whole.
If the above is more than you wish to commit to, email us about becoming a supporter instead. Supporting the charity's good causes is very easy on your schedule!