get involved


Volunteers are the back-bone of any non-profit organization. We are committed to creating happy, healthy, and rewarding experiences for all our volunteers and members.  If you would like to join our team of Golden Retriever lovers, or have some spare time, and wouldn’t mind spending it saving the lives of Golden Retrievers, become a member today!  Please scroll down and read through a few of the volunteer positions where we need immediate help, or if you’re interested in helping in any way, please email us at [email protected].  We can’t wait to hearing from you.

volunteer appreciation

Click here to visit our “hats off” page – where we give a big  “hat’s off” salute to our volunteers.

If you’d like to volunteer, please send an email to [email protected] and tell us how you might be interested in helping.   We’ve posted several needed volunteer positions below, but even if you don’t see anything you like, we are always looking for help – no matter how much or how little.   Also, please visit our Hats Off page to learn more about our current volunteers and how they help.

Become a foster!24/7
We couldn’t save any of these beautiful Golden Retrievers without our fosters.  We need people to open up their hearts and homes and give a rescued Golden a safe place to rest his head while he’s up for adoption.  To learn more about fostering, click here, or email [email protected]. 
Help with marketingseasonal
Help us get the word out about AZGRC and our mission!  Help us design and develop educational and marketing materials, including posters, banners, flyers, post-cards, graphics, etc.   Please email [email protected] today. 
Help with fundraisingseasonal
We need volunteers to help develop and implement creative vehicles for raising funds.  From conception, to execution – we could use you!    Please email [email protected] today. 
Be on the newsletter committee1hr a month
Do you enjoy writing?  We’d love to have you be a part of our monthly e-newsletter.  Help write, research, and come up with our Golden stories.  Please volunteer today at [email protected]
Become an event volunteerseasonal
Would you like to help us at our “Golden Gatherings” and events.  Depending on the function, you could help sell “Golden Goodies,” or hand out informational materials.  You could take digital photos, or organize games.  Our event volunteers do everything!  Please volunteer today at [email protected]
Become a volunteer coordinatorseasonal
We need a volunteer who can help us staff our events based on our volunteers interests and specialties.  If you are organized, and can “rally the troops,” this volunteer position is perfect for you.  Please volunteer today at [email protected]
Help with dog transport1-2 hours a week
Help us transfer our rescued Goldens from point A to point B.  If you have a “dog-friendly” car or truck, and don’t mind driving on the 101, we could use your help.  Become a volunteer today by emailing [email protected].
Help with phone messages1-2 hours a week
Are you willing to pick up a few phone messages, and pass along any and all requests?  If you have a few free minutes each day, we sure could use your help.  Please email [email protected] today. 
Help with home evaluation1 hour a week
We pride ourselves in placing our Goldens in safe, and loving environments.  We need volunteers who are willing to visit our new foster / adoptive homes to help us do just this.  You’d be ensuring a safe environment, and helping to answer any questions or concerns our applicants or fosters have. Please volunteer today at [email protected]
Become a shelter liaison2-5 hours a week
Help us visit county shelters to look for Goldens turned in by their owners, or brought in as strays.  By combing the shelters, we can get these Goldens out of their jail-cells and into loving foster homes.   Become a volunteer today by emailing [email protected].
Help with golden intake5-10 hours a week
Help us get needy and abandoned Goldens into our care.  Work with the Shelter Liaisons to assess Goldens in the county shelters and evaluate owner turn-ins.  Coordinate the transportation of these Goldens from the shelters or their current homes – to one of our vet partners, or one of our foster homes.     Become a volunteer today by emailing [email protected].
Help with dog adoption5-10 hours a week
Are you a match-maker?  Help us match our available Goldens with the right applicants.     Become a volunteer today by emailing [email protected].
Help with follow up1 hour a week
Help us follow up with our fosters and adopted Goldens.  Check in with new adoptive families to make sure the adoption process is going smoothly, and answer any questions they may have.  Also check in with our fosters to help us  keep everything up to date.   Become a volunteer today by emailing [email protected].