If you love collies, shelties, and mixes thereof and you want to be a part of a dynamic and fun group who feels the same, read on…

Tri-State Collie Rescue would not be able to function without the commitment of our fantastic volunteers. We are always looking for new team members as the depth and breadth of our service activities and the area is directly related to the number, types, and geographic location of our volunteers. When you apply, you will receive a call from a member of team TSCR to discuss the areas you may be interested in, discuss time commitments, and answer any questions you may have. Below are some of the opportunities with brief descriptions. If one or more sounds interesting to you, please fill out an application to start the volunteer process. TSCR is always looking for dependable volunteers to assist us in our rescue activities. Below are the main areas in which assistance is needed and a brief explanation of each task. If one (or more) interests you, please fill out an application and let us know how you would like to help.

Note: Being a committee member does not mean you will be expected to do each of the committee functions.  You can elect to be involved as little or as much as you would like.

Adoption/Foster Committees
  • Processing Applications – You will help check potential adopter/foster references by phone, evaluate information received, and update the existing spreadsheet with results.
  • Home Visits – You will go to potential foster/adopter homes, evaluate the conditions of their yard, home, and other pets (if applicable). You will ask questions about where the animal will be kept, how the animal will be exercised, etc. You will also answer any questions the applicant may have–or refer them to the right place.
  • Meet-and-Greets – You will take potential foster/adoptable animals to meet the potential foster/adoptive family. This is sometimes done in conjunction with the home visit, but not always.
  • Adoption/Foster Follow Up (by phone or in-person) – You will call to inquire how things are progressing in the foster or adoptive home or act as a TSCR representative for follow-up visits.
  • Foster Mentoring – You–as an experienced foster–will help new foster families with questions, issues, and advice.
  • Working Adoption Events – You will assist at approved adoption events by answering potential adopters’ questions, taking applications, and providing information on our adoption process. You could also help water animals or take them out for potty breaks during longer events. We may also occasionally need help transporting an animal to an event if the foster is not available.
Marketing/PR Committee
  • Graphic Design – You will assist to create brochures, flyers, cards, etc. as well as T-shirts, window clings, or other design work that may be sold in the TSCR store.
  • Web Design – You will work with our current web design/maintenance company to ensure all dogs, events, information, etc. remain current and up-to-date
  • Newsletter – You will assist in providing photos and content to our web design/maintenance company for the newsletters that are published quarterly
Fundraising/Events Committee
  • Booth Work at Events – You will work a shift at the TSCR booth, answering questions and promoting the organization, providing literature, and selling merchandise.
  • Merchandise – You are responsible for processing online sales.
  • Event Planning and Organization – You will assist our event coordinator with any needed organizational and planning tasks, contact with vendors and participants, preparing facilities and equipment.
  • Event Work – You could be asked to help with set-up/clean-up and everything in between.
  • Fundraiser Planning and Organization – You will assist our fundraising coordinator with planning and organizing fundraising efforts
  • Website – You will ensure committee events that need to be published on the TSCR website make it to the IT Coordinator
Succession Planning
  • Succession planning – If you are interested in any of the board or committee chair positions, you shadow the current position holder and support that function to allow for seamless transition should you need to fill the role. An organizational chart with roles and responsibilities is available for you to review on the volunteer Facebook page. This is a private group and once your application is approved, you will be added.
Other Needs
  • Foster families – This is the backbone of our operation and as such is described on its own page.
  • Running Errands – You can help pick up supplies, take animals to vet/groomer, or drop off items to fosters or area partners. Availability during weekdays is especially needed.
  • Dog Training – You have experience in and can help with training dogs or teach training classes to our volunteers or adopters.
  • Behavioral Assessment – You have experience in and can help with the assessment of dogs in the shelter or in foster care.
  • Photography – You can take professional-quality pictures of our adoptables, so they can be showcased in the best light on our website.
  • Transport – You can help transport rescues to foster homes.

Volunteer/Foster Form

Volunteer Questionnaire

Please fill out this section only if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please fill out your contact information and complete the bottom portion of this form.

Please select what tasks you are interested in doing. Select all that apply.
For purposes of this application, typing your name is equivalent to a signature and indicates that all information contained herein is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

Furthermore, I have read Tri-State Collie Rescue’s policy on confidentiality and the Statement of Confidentiality presented above. I agree to abide by the requirements of the policy and inform my supervisor immediately if I believe any violation (unintentional or otherwise) of the policy has occurred. I understand that violation of this policy will lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of my service with Tri-State Collie Rescue.

For Foster Applicants Only

Please fill out this section only if you are interested in becoming a foster. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out only the first section.

By submitting this application, I understand that TSCR may use and disclose the information in my application form, and any other information that TSCR receives in the course of the application process, in evaluating my application and for other purposes related to the operations of TSCR, I give my unconditional consent to such use and disclosure and I agree that TSCR shall not be liable for any claims related to the use and disclosure of that information.