Volunteer / Foster
Giving of your time is a great way to show your support for the animals that we are trying to help and our volunteers are crucial to the work of our organization. If you can spend some time helping us with one of the many tasks that make up running a group such as ours, then we would love to hear from you.
Click here to download our Volunteer Agreement. You may fill out and bring with you to Volunteer, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Volunteers Welcome!!!
We are currently in need of:
- Dog Walkers – In the evenings, during the day, during adoption events, etc. We are seeking dog walker volunteers who will help our furry friends get used to leash walking and help them get exposure to the neighborhood and new surroundings. Dog walking is an integral part of a dog’s health.
- Fosters – We always need foster homes for a week or two for our adult dogs. It gets them out of the shelter for a bit and helps them socialize. If interested, please email email@example.com and we will send you a Foster Contract.
- Volunteers at the Shelter -Shelter life involves everything from paperwork to cleaning dogs. We need help with phones, filing, feeding, cleaning, laundry, you name it. Everything from handyman help to mopping floors, to painting to copying and scanning. Come on out to 39 Smith St, Danbury, CT 06810 and we will get you working!
- Volunteers for adoption events – Adoption events take place around Connecticut, and are crucial to our organization introducing dogs in need to prospective families. During these events we need dog walkers, individuals to help adopters fill out paperwork, individuals to keep an eye on the dogs, answer questions for the public, help us set up and break down before and after events. Any way that you can volunteer your time during these events is greatly appreciated.
- Calling all students and teachers! – We love partnering with schools to visit, learn, and fundraise. Email us at events@tailsofcourage,org or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- Help get the word out! – If you are good with computers, or good with people, we are in need of volunteers to get the word out to the public about our organization. We would like to post our dogs in as many areas as possible. Whether it be posting on bulletin boards in local shops or posting on websites. Get the word out to your friends, your family, or even a complete stranger!
- Clean up – Our puppies and kitties can make a bit of a mess in our yards. If you enjoy working outdoors, we always need cleanup help.
- Transportation – We are always in need of individuals to drive our animals or pick up our animals with transport, back and forth to the vets, and to adoption events. If you are willing to make short, or long trips for transport, please let us know. Email email@example.com to sign up.
- Construction and Landscaping – We have many projects in need in our various locations. If you are handy with tools, good with landscaping, building, etc. we can use your help!
We are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on donations and the work of volunteers. Without support from you, the public, we cannot help all of the animals that we would love to help and who so desperately need us. A tax-deductible donation of any amount is always deeply appreciated and assists us in fulfilling our mission. Please see our donation tab to make a donation. To join our Fundraising Committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We always welcome any contributions of items on our wish list and they are always much appreciated by our furry friends! We gladly accept items such as healthy treats, quality pet food, pet beds, carriers, crates, blankets, leashes and collars, toys, gift certificates to pet supply stores, kitty litter, cleaning products, latex gloves, bleach, laundry detergent, office supplies, expired or old medication, meat baby food. Click here for our Amazon Wishlist.
The Tails of Courage Ten Commandments:
- We are powerless to overcome alone. We submit to a higher power that will restore us. We accept help from fellow members, volunteers and team mates in our struggle, and we make a decision to put the lives of others before our own.
- We constantly create a changing inventory of ourselves, the organization, and how we can help those we serve. We welcome new ideas, and foster a safe environment for innovation.
- Animals and people will get scared, they will get upset, and feelings sometimes get hurt. Together, we learn those lessons, and move on. We do not pray for the mountain to move, we pray for the strength to climb it.
- Everything can be forgiven. We forgive those who harm us, those who have harmed the animals for whom we will care, and most importantly, we forgive ourselves.
- We make mistakes, and respect our mistakes. Rescue is a living, breathing and changing entity. We listen to the mistakes made by others, and are not afraid to share our mistakes. We are dealing with living creatures and everything we learn should be passed on to help one another.
- We do not tolerate judgment, gossip, bullying in any form or harm to the organization. No judgment, just rescue. Anyone not following this commandment will be forgiven, and asked to leave.
- We embrace all differences, challenges and fears. We welcome all volunteers as friends – all ages, backgrounds, religious beliefs, special needs – physical and emotional. We maintain a safe environment for ourselves and others. We work with animals to overcome together.
- Everyone contributes. Everyone picks up poop, gets dirty, messy and lends a hand to one another, no matter what.
- We accept that with life, there also comes death. We can not save every animal, but we will give the ones we do save the best possible life we know how. Grieve for the lost and celebrate the saved.
- We believe in miracles and the impossible, and strive for them daily.