We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  ~Winston Churchill

All dog rescue groups need volunteers to operate successfully, and German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is no exception! Volunteering a little bit of your time goes a long way in helping a needy German Shepherd. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer programs, Check out the list of potential volunteer activities page. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form.  We will welcome you aboard!


Working together for events!

Working together for events!

Transporting is so rewarding!

Transporting is so rewarding!


Enjoying games at the picnic!

Enjoying games at the picnic!

Walking with our dogs!

Walking with our dogs!


Rescue Angel

The young pup and the older dog lay on shaded sweet grass watching the reunions. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a whole family would approach the Rainbow Bridge, be greeted by their loving pets and cross the bridge together.The young pup playfully nipped at the older one. “Look! Something wonderful is happening!”

The older dog stood up and barked, “Quickly — Get over to the path.”

“But that’s not my person,” whined the pup, but he did as he was told.

Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on the path toward the bridge. After the glowing figure passed each animal, that animal bowed its head in love and respect. The figure finally approached the bridge, and was met by a menagerie of joyous animals. Together, they all walked over the bridge and disappeared.

The young pup was still in awe. “Was that an angel?” he whispered.

“No, son,” the older dog replied. “That was more than an angel. That was a person who worked in rescue.”


Our Volunteers are Rescue Angels!

Administrative and Fundraising:

  • Listening to GSRNE Hotline calls
  • Returning phone calls or emails
  • Creating and updating forms and documents, maintaining GSRNE databases
  • Preparing correspondence and “Thank You” notes to donors, members, volunteers, etc.
  • Soliciting donations (individual and corporate), grant writing
  • Coordinating online fundraising programs with vendor partners and identifying new opportunities
  • Maintaining website sections
  • Desktop publishing
  • Researching and writing newsletter or website articles
  • Contributing posts, photos, articles for social media (GSRNE Facebook, Twitter etc.)

Staffing Events and Promoting GSRNE:

  • Participating in GSRNE event planning (committee work)
  • Staffing GSRNE events (local events and key events like the annual auction and picnics)
  • Tracking event merchandise inventory, sourcing new inventory
  • Greeting new GSRNE members
  • Soliciting new volunteers and welcoming them to GSRNE

Dog or Adoption Related:

  • Coordinating the evaluation and intake of new foster dogs (requires interviewing skills and good knowledge of the GSD breed)
  • Evaluating dogs in regional Shelters (needs specialized training and experience)
  • Being a Foster Home for GSRNE rescue dog
  • Being a Buddy for a GSRNE rescue dog (pay for food, toys, supplies, microchip, etc.)
  • Checking references (Foster Home Applicants or Adoption Applicants)
  • Conducting Home Visits for Adoption or Foster Home Applicants
  • Matching rescue dogs with Adoption Applicants or Foster Homes (requires interviewing skills and good knowledge of GSD breed and training)
  • Photographing dogs available for adoption or at events
  • Assisting with GSRNE foster dog training (must be certified professional trainer)


  • Have other ideas? Let us know what you would like to do.

There are many other jobs where help is needed. Many of these don’t take a lot of time, just someone dependable who can give some time as needed.

An Events Team Promoting GSRNE


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