Volunteers are the lifeline of the Ontario Weimaraner Rescue and Association. We are all volunteers – we don’t have a paid staff in order to keep administrative fees to a minimum. If you would like to volunteer, we will work with the time commitment you can give. Following are some of the roles volunteers fill:
Volunteers coordinate the operations of the OWRAssist, such as the pick up and transportation of dogs to foster homes, coordinating volunteer visits to potential foster homes and to adoptive homes, etc. This work involves making calls and communicating with various people.
Although we are based in the Niagara Peninsula, our dogs will be located at foster facilities across Ontario. We need people willing to safely transport dogs from one location to another. You may be able to transport a dog to their end destination, or only to a halfway point where another dedicated volunteer will take the dog the rest of the way.
Performing home assessment visits
We need dog owners and dog lovers to assess potential foster and adoptive homes. We will fully train you on the questions you need to ask and the qualifications you need to look for in a home and in a foster/adoptive family.
Assessing Surrendered Weimaraners
We are looking for volunteers who are experienced Weimaraner owners who can assess the condition, personality and behavioral issues, if any, of a surrendered dog.
As a not-for-profit organization, we rely heavily on fundraising. We welcome volunteers with fundraising experience and volunteers interested to help with fundraising initiatives.