Volunteer or Intern


Volunteering with Rosie's Rescue is a great way to spend time with dogs, help the dogs, and contribute to the community. Volunteers help with setting up and taking down the dog pens, walking the dogs, keeping the dogs company throughout the event, educating the public about the dogs, and ensuring the dogs are well cared for while they await adoption. We are also seeking volunteers for particular roles, including videographers, photographers, transporters, marketers, short term fosters, and people to work on fundraising events.

Our community members donate many valuable canine items to the rescue. We sometimes use them for our foster dogs. Sometimes they are not needed by us and we offer them to the public for monetary donations to the rescue.

If you want to help the rescue and the community, we need someone to receive or collect these donations, receipt for them, if needed, and help market them at festivals or offer them online. We really need someone before the Pooch Parade on May 5.

If you cannot volunteer for events or foster, this is a great way to help. You can also earn service learning credit for this.  Apply via email to director@rosiesrescue.org.

Rosie's Rescue also offers internships for interested high school and college students. Service learning credit is available.  Please email volunteer@rosiesrescue.org if interested.

Intern Job Description


The objective is to support the growth and success of an established animal rescue, Rosie's Rescue.  This includes foster care or foster care support, fundraising, and adoption events.


-Developing skills intrinsic to the respectful handling a variety of animals, including, but not limited to: proper walking, feeding, correction, and socialization of dogs.

-Interns should build their knowledge about a variety of dogs including different breeds to inform the public and help find the right people for the right dog and vice versa.

-Assist in helping to educate community members about the moral, legal, and ethical treatment of animals, including spay/neuter, proper vaccinations, laws (dog fighting, chaining dogs ban in California, licenses, etc.).

-Interns are vital as staff for animal adoption events in surrounding community.

-Interns may be asked to research to build resources which support pet adoption and successful pet ownership by adopters including finding and/or recommending appropriate animal services.

-Acting as responsible and empathetic liasons between the animals and the people who will love them.

Skills Needed:

-Must love dogs!

-Applicants must be responsible, dependable, and professional in interactions.

-Since much of our activities revolve around engagement, good interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written) are a must

-English and Spanish speaking candidates a plus

Opportunities for Development:

-Design and create informational and promotion pieces

-Develop materials and programs to engage youth for creating fundraising opportunities (bake sales, car washes, etc.)

-Explore animal rights legislative bills and build advocacy program to educate and engage others.

Apply for an Internship or Volunteer Position

Send us an application request

For questions or more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rosiesrescue.org