There are many ways to volunteer!
Do you love working with animals and want to give back? Check out our opportunities below!
You do not need to live in the Richmond area to be a volunteer! We rescue from all over the state of Virginia as well as in North and South Carolina. In addition, many of the ways you can help involve doing stuff from home electronically! So don't wait! Join us now and start making a difference!
Become a Foster Family
Want to save a life and be rewarded with unconditional love? Foster families care for a Lab in their home until the perfect forever home is found. Our ability to rescue relies on the availability of foster homes. Lab Rescue pays for all medical bills. The foster family provides a stable home, food, basic training, and the most importantly, love.
Submit a foster application here: Application.
Adoption Coordinators (AC)
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! ❤️ Interested in helping our labs find their forever home? We are in need of adoption coordinators who work closely with families to help them find the perfect pup!
Adoption coordinators are assigned applications for review, interview potential adopters and check references. They follow all of our pups available for adoption and let their potential adopters know when a pup that's a match comes along! We average around 10 to 15 applications a week. As a volunteer, you can take on as many or as few applications as your schedule allows!
There are at least two great things about volunteering with our rescue as an adoption coordinator:
1. You have the opportunity to be a part of rescuing a dog in need and helping them find their forever home, where they will be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives! 🐾
2. You have the opportunity to be a part of making a family complete by matching them with a dog that will bring joy, laughter and love that will last in their hearts for a lifetime! ❤️
It is truly incredible to be a part of making a difference in the lives of others! And while we are Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond, you do not need to be local to be a volunteer for our rescue! You can process applications from the comfort of your own home regardless of where you are located! Or from work, we won't tell! So hurry up and complete our volunteer application! We need you on our team!
After an adoption, Lab Rescue performs a home check to make sure the family and new dog are settling in well.
Do you have an hour or two during the day or on a weekend to help transport a Lab? Transporters are needed for vet visits, events, and freedom rides from shelters.
Can you plan and organize creative fundraisers? We would not survive without our much-needed fundraisers. Fundraising coordinators are the backbone of our organization.
The funds are out there. Can you help us find them?
Calling all dog lovers with a Creative Bone in their body! 🐾 We are looking for creative writers to write dog bios and create content for events, marketing and fundraising posts. We share this content on Facebook, Instagram, Petfinder and our Website.
We need photographers to take photos of our dogs available for adoption to help them find their forever home! We also have year round opportunities for event photographers, promotional photographers and those with Canva experience.
Do you have experience working with Google drive or electronic filing? We need you to help us stay organized!