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Underdog ResQ is run entirely by volunteers. Without the contributions of these individuals, the organization would not exist today. However, we are constantly growing and are constantly in need of help. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities open and we need caring and talented people like you to fill them. Ready to hop on board? Look through the list below and select any position descriptions that match your skills and expertise. Just want to lend a little time? No problem! We need all the help we can get and are happy for any and all assistance we receive-even if you just want to help out with an upcoming event. All you have to do is complete our short volunteer application. Keep in mind that most communication to volunteers occurs through the internet so access to a computer and email address are essential. Oh, and be sure to peruse the site to learn about all of the wonderful things that Underdog ResQ has been up to and what the future holds for you if you join us. We'll give you even more information when you complete the application.

Although it is a dream to have one in the near future, Underdog ResQ does not currently have a brick and mortar shelter. All underdogs live with foster families until they are adopted. We do not have dog walking or cleaning volunteer opportunities at this time.

Sniff out the ways you can be a part of the Underdog Team,
Foster a Dog

Interim Foster Parent (available in NY, NJ, CT, RI & NH)

Interim Foster Parent Volunteer Position Description

Dog Trainer and Evaluator

Volunteer and Community Service Projects for Kids and Teens
Kids and teens can get involved with Underdog ResQ by completing community service projects to assist with marketing and fundraising. Here are some examples of what other kids and teens have done in the past to benefit the underdogs. Underdog ResQ will supply you with marketing materials to help spread the word about what we do. Just contact us at info@underdogresq.org we'll guide you in the right direction. And, we'll document your service if you need it for school.

  • Fundraising projects
    • Recycle cans and bottles
    • Bake dog biscuits and sell them to the community - you can find lots of recipes on the internet
    • Ask friends and family to donate to a good cause instead of buying you a gift
    • Sell candy to friends
    • Run a lemonade stand
    • Collect change to change a dog's life for the better
    • Create donation jars and ask local stores to leave them out for the public to donate
    • Babysit or petsit for your neighbors
    • Host a bake sale
    • Host a garage sale with your family and donate proceeds to Underdog ResQ
  • Marketing
    Teens can help with spreading the word by printing and distributing flyers to the local community regarding Underdog's need for foster families, volunteers and financial assistance.
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Dogsitting
Dogsitters are needed when foster parents go away for the weekend or vacation. The last place the dog wants to be is in another cage. If you are interested in dog sitting you'll need to complete a foster application and go through the same training as a foster parent would.
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Events

  • Event Assistant: Ready to spread the word and get Underdog ResQ and our pooches noticed? Help promote Underdog ResQ at events that take place in local stores, pet expos, and other events.

  • Event Leader: Think you're up to leading the pack? Event leaders usually begin their volunteer work as event assistants. Once you and Underdog ResQ agree that you are ready to represent the organization on your own you can and will be promoted to this position. Events are essential to spreading the word about Underdog's mission and work, recruiting foster homes and volunteers, and soliciting donations. The more people we have to represent the organization, the more events we can attend. We currently attend some events in Massachusetts but we'd like to branch out and do more. We'd also love to start getting our paws dirty by digging into in the NY, RI and CT communities.
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Public Relations

  • Public Relations Volunteer: Making the public aware of our mission and is imperative to the success of the organization. Underdog ResQ is seeking volunteers in the Public Relations field to assist with press releases and promotion of events and needs.
  • Pro Bono PR: Underdog ResQ seeks pro-bono PR for fundraising events and press releases.
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Fundraising
As you all know, Underdog ResQ is a non-profit 501(c) organization that relies solely on contributions. Whether or not you become a volunteer, there are many ways you can help raise money for Underdog ResQ. Fundraising projects for adults:

  • Petsit for your neighbors and give proceeds to Underdog ResQ
  • Host a party, dinner party, BBQ, etc. and ask friends to donate money to Underdog's cause
  • Conduct a donation drive at work
  • Make and sell items of your choice
  • Host a bake sale
  • Ask friends and family to donate to Underdog ResQ in your honor instead of giving you a birthday gift
  • Donate proceeds from a garage sale or sale of items on Ebay
  • Shop on http://www.igive.com/welcome/warmwelcome.cfm?c=28255&m=0 and choose Underdog ResQ as your charity
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Marketing
Marketing volunteers post Underdog information on other web sites as well as create and distribute information to local businesses. This position helps create grassroots marketing plans and researches areas to advertise our services and animals.

If you have professional marketing experience - we need you!
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Development
Underdog ResQ relies on individual donations as well as grants from foundations and corporations. If you have a knack for scribbling out grant proposals, you could be an asset to this organization.
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Animal Transporter
Our precious pooches don't walk themselves to events, veterinary visits, new homes, etc. They rely on caring volunteers to transport them safely to their destinations. It is helpful to have volunteers in various areas of New England and the Tri State area to make tag team transportations or home visits possible. Without these individuals, we would not be able to cover such far ground.
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Home Visits
When processing a foster or adoption application, Underdog ResQ performs casual home visits. This is where we need the most volunteers. Potential mommies and daddies contact us from all over the New England and the Tri State area. The more volunteers we have in each area the faster we can complete adoptions and accept foster and forever families.
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Graphic Design
The more artsy you are, the better. Graphic designers are eagerly welcomed to the Underdog team. In fact, we desperately need your help! Graphic designers create Underdog logos, flyers, holiday cards, newsletters, invitations, etc. You name it, we need it. Today's world of the internet requires that we keep things looking fresh, fun and mutterly fantastic!
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Photography
A picture can speak a thousand words and we need ours to bark to the rooftops. We'd love to have professional images of fundraising events to spread the word about Underdog resQ. Additionally, even though we know our pups are the cutest, a little expertise and professional scheming could make them look irresitible on the web site.
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Printer
Printing of brochures, newsletters, cards, invitations, etc. can be costly. If you own a printing company we can certainly use a helping paw. Printing costs often limit our ability to spread the word.
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Administrative Assistance
Some examples of administrative projects given to volunteers include data entry, printing, collating and mailing of packets, scrapbooking, creating thank you cards for adopters, management of projects, etc.
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Dog Training
If you are a dog trainer willing and able to donate your time and skills to the underdogs, we welcome you! Some foster volunteers need to brush up their skills or learn some new tricks. And, some underdogs require extra training.
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Writing
Have a way with words? Writers assist with creating and editing content, advertising, animal profiles, etc. Creative writing skills are greatly appreciated!
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Crafter
The craftier you are, the better! We welcome volunteers with artsy skills like sewing, scrapbooking, crafts, jewelry making, etc. Items are sold at events. Some items created by current artists include "Adopt Me" bandanas, painted tiles, jewelry, collars/leashes, and doggie sweaters. If you have a talent for creating any of things or even something completely different, we'd love to hear about it.
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