Volunteer With Us

We can't do it without you.

We are thrilled you want to volunteer with us. Our volunteers are the backbone of our rescue. We can't wait to introduce you to our organization and the team that makes it all happen. Please take a few minutes to read through the website. Learn our foster and adoption processes (no quizzes...we promise), and read the stories of the dogs whose lives have been changed through Rural Dog Rescue. When you're ready, please fill out our Volunteer Application!


Join Our Pack!

pick from multiple volunteer opportunities below

Adoption Event Team


RDR hosts adoption events featuring our dogs at various locations in DC. We are currently looking for event volunteers to staff the events, social media volunteers to take photos, and shift leaders to manage the events.

Intake Team


Our intake team coordinates the handoff of our dogs to their fosters — ensuring the foster has all of the necessary equipment, paperwork, medications, etc.

Application Team


To ensure our potential fosters and adopters meet RDR's standards, we have application processing volunteers who help conduct reference checks and screening interviews.

Transportation Team


When needs arise, transportation volunteers help give our dogs rides to vet, bring dogs and fosters to/from events, or help transport supplies to/from events. These volunteers must have their own cars.

Join Our Pack!

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