At Free Spirit Siberian Rescue, its all about the animals. In order to complete our mission of rescuing pets, nursing them back to health, and adopting them into their new forever homes, we need all the helps we can get from our amazing volunteers. Without the work of our volunteers, none of this would be possible.
If you are interested in Volunteering, please look over our Available Positions below. If one of these areas interests you, or if there is another position that you are interested in helping with that may not be mentioned on the list, we would love to here from you! Please fill out our Volunteer Application with all the required information, indicate your areas of interest and volunteer availability, and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in contact with you.
If you are a Veterinarian and can help donate some of your time with the Rescue Animals, please Contact Us to get in touch with Karen.
Currently the foster program is restricted to active volunteers only. Please fill out our Volunteer Application if you wish to become a volunteer.
The following openings are now available at Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. Toggle a position to view its volunteer description.
If you are interested in a position, you can begin the Volunteer Application process below.
Serve as an adoption counselor and show available dogs to perspective adopters at Free Spirit Siberian Rescue. Adoption Days are usually every week on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The hours are usually 1-4 pm.
Screen adoption applications to ensure that the applicant's information is verified and that they meet Free Spirit Siberian Rescue's adoption guidelines.
Story writing ability necessary. Must research dog's information via the Rescue Director and type story regarding adoptable canine's background & current information.
Ability to come to the rescue as you choose and walk rescue dogs and socialize
Currently the foster program is restricted to active volunteers only. Please fill out an volunteering application if you wish to become a volunteer.
Work to obtain grant monies from private and public sources.
Coordinate marketing for upcoming events by writing press releases, emails and faxes and distributing them to NW Herald, Rockford newspapers, Daily Herald and various newspapers in area that the event is taking place. Must be able to accept phone calls from reporters when they call regarding information for the event. Must be able to also call radio stations and news stations and send emails regarding upcoming fundraisers and events that Free Spirit is holding. Must be able to facilitate the who, why, when, what, & where elements of our events in writing & orally. Individual will have a strong writing ability and good communication skills. This position also is responsible for generating flyers to be posted in pet stores, veterinarian offices and other public locations to advertise upcoming Free Spirit Siberian Rescue events.
Ability to come to the rescue to bath dogs as needed. Usually some weekday afternoons and weekends. Bathers are always needed prior to an adoption day, which are held on Saturdays & Sundays. They are also needed to bath and groom dogs prior to events. If interested, please let us know and we will place you on a list.
Work to obtain sponsors for upcoming Free Spirit Siberian Rescue events. Query businesses and companies for monetary donations and merchandise donations to be used for future silent auctions, raffles or online auctions. Two or more individuals are welcome for this position.
Ability to transport dogs to their new homes and do home visit. Please indicate if you can help with this. We will place you on a list. Transport: Ability to transport rescued dogs from Indiana & Illinois animal shelters or meet a transport to obtain the rescued animal as needed. Locations & distances will vary. Please choose this option if you would like to assist as needed with transporting rescued dogs. We will place you on a list.