• Volunteer

  • We Love our Volunteers!

  • Our volunteers help improve the lives of GSPs and they each play a vital role in the success of our organization.

    Thanks to our volunteers, WGSPR has GIVEN homes to 50 dogs (to date) this year!

    Below you will find information about our volunteer opportunities and how to become a volunteer.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    We have many volunteer opportunities with WGSPR.

  • Dog Fostering

    Be the bridge to a forever home for a GSP. Foster parents open their homes and hearts to a GSP who needs them. These compassionate people play a vital role in the life of the dog and are critical to our success. All vet care and supplies are provided. Average commitment requirements vary from 2 - 8 weeks.

    Qualifications: This opportunity is available to anyone who has time and love to spare, appropriate home/facilities including fence.

  • Dog Transport Volunteer

    Over the weekends, GSPs are often being transported from a shelter, another rescue or owner surrender to a designated foster family. A GSP transport range from a few hundred miles to over 1,000 miles. The transport is broken down into segments which are typically 50-75 miles. The WGSPR transport coordinator will work with the dog transport volunteer team to plan the routes. This is a perfect opportunity for those that want to help, have time on weekends, and cannot commit to fostering.

    Qualifications: Must have a valid drivers license, reliable vehicle (private transport), experience with GSPs, and possess the ability to lift at least 30#'s safely and comfortably, reach, bend, kneel, and stand.

  • Attend Shows & Events

    From handling dogs, manning tables, set up/clean up, publicity, etc.).

    Check out a full calendar of upcoming events by visiting our WGSPR events page.

  • Fundraising Team

    We are thankful and lucky to our generous businesses and supporters in our community. View a list of our partners.

    Help us support our mission through community involvement and fundraising activities. Through programs, special events and community activities they promote GSPs and WGSPR.

    Qualifications: Open to all adults. No minimum commitment requirement. 

  • Volunteer Application

    Join Us

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with WGSPR!

    Meet our volunteers who we are so thankful for, because they have given so much to our dogs and our rescue. 

    Complete our online volunteer application to get started.

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