Volunteer

Will you help Saving Grace continue to rescue, care for and adopt out deserving dogs?

Saving Grace would not be able to rescue, care for, and prepare all the dogs we bring in for adoption without a dedicated group of volunteers.

As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Saving Grace would simply not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs we can save is a direct correlation to the number of people we have helping us. We are always looking for new volunteers to welcome into the Saving Grace family and we have a need for every type of talent!

We have volunteer opportunities galore! Whether you want to spend time outside doing physical work in all kinds of weather, or sit at a computer drafting creative dog bios, or meet and greet people for events off-site or at the farm, or maybe support our veterinary staff in the clinic – we have a job for you!

Saving Grace Volunteers
Shift Work at the Farm

Every day care of the pack at the farm is critical for ensuring the wellbeing of the dogs.

Shifts are daily from 9-1pm and 5-8pm. This a great way to spend time with the dogs, meet new friends and be part of an amazing team!

Here are the three main areas for shifts:

 

  • Dog Care – Volunteers work in teams twice per day handling the daily care of our dogs. Responsibilities include feeding, cleaning, and rotating dogs for outside time. Some lifting required.
  • Meds – work during shift hours to administer medications to dogs in our care. This job is perfect for someone who is part Perfectionist and part Magician. Hot dogs are a wonderful means to get a pill in a dog!
  • Dishwashing/Poop scooping – Great tasks for people that want to join the team at the Farm but may not be comfortable with all of the shift responsibilities. This is a great way to engage with the dogs while they’re playing outside and maybe even sneak in a snuggle.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Transportation

We bring in dogs from shelters throughout North Carolina. We need help transporting dogs and getting them uloaded and settled once they arrive at Saving Grace.

  • Drivers: Drivers are needed M-F to take our vans or your personal vehicles to pick up dogs at our shelter partners and shuttle dogs for veterinary care. Transport needs vary by time and distance.
  • Loading and Unloading: Volunteers assist with transportation by loading and unloading dogs into the vans for transport.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Medical Support

Many of the dogs that come to Saving Grace need medical attention. Here’s what you can do to help out at the Farm!

  • Intake: Work with a team of people who welcome dogs to Saving Grace and provide initial evaluation and treatment.
  • Medical volunteers: Work with the medical team in preparing medications for dogs, administering preventatives and evaluating and treating other needs.
    • DAILY MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: This will be a set schedule (can be flexible) M-F Hours from 1-5.It will involve helping the medical lead with routine walk throughs, filling meds as decided by the medical lead. Record meds on medical sheet
    • PANACUR TEAM: All dogs are routinely dewormed and the panacur team works three days (T W Th ) on the morning shift every week. Each week there is a list of dogs to get panacur. Tasks include prepping the panacur meds, administering them to the dogs and updating the medical sheets.
    • PREVENTATIVES TEAM: Each week the preventative team gives all dogs that are due that week their monthly flea/tic and Heartworm preventatives and record them on the dogs med sheet. This job is best done with a partner which makes it easier.
    • PAPERWORK TEAM:  There are routine meds to be recorded on med sheets, files to be made and put away. Computer work as needed into SG tracking systems.
  • Wellness checks – assist the SG team during vet visits to prepare the dogs, take notes on the vet evaluations and communicate next steps for the health of the dog.
  • Heartworm treatments – work with the SG team to track, coordinate and administer heartworm treatments for the HW positive dogs in our care.
  • Vaccines: Dogs need a set number of vaccines given within a certain time period before they are ready for adoption. Volunteers are needed in assisting administering vaccines and updating med sheets appropriately. 
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Website and Social Media

In addition to a website, SG maintains a robust social media presence including a Facebook page, YouTube channel. Volunteers keep it all up to date with current stories and engaging our community for support.

Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Work in the Spay/Neuter Clinic

Many of the dogs that come to Saving Grace need medical attention. Here’s what you can do to help out in the Clinic!

  • Walk/Load/Exchange: bring dogs to and from the houses or parking lot into the onsite clinic for treatment.
  • Clinic Assistant: daily cleaning of kennels and surgery room following proper disease control protocol to ensure a sterile environment. Stock all kennel/cleaning supplies as needed.
  • Clean surgical laundry: Clean and sonicate surgical instruments and prepare surgical packs. Clean, fold and stock kennel laundry throughout the clinic.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Adoptions

Each weekday, wehave as many as XXXX adoption appointments. Help our Adoption Counselors make awesome matches!

  • Greeters – assist with welcoming new adoptors and matching adopters with counselors; some computer input needs required.
  • Counselors – work with adopters to help them find the right dog for them. Adoption appointments are held M-F, in the afternoons and evenings.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Administrative Support

Administrative tasks are vital to our work, and can usually be done from home:

  • Paperwork and Data Entry
  • Bios- write brief bios of new dogs that will be posted for potential adopters on our website.
Dog friends image taken by Bruce J. Murdoch
Photography

Assist our photographers to get dogs to pose for their profile pictures on our website. Hands on dog handling required.

We’d love your help!

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STEP 1: Explore the options

There is always plenty to do at Saving Grace – do you like physical work and getting a bit dirty on a regular basis? Or would you prefer something a little less strenuous less frequently? We have it all!

STEP 2: Fill Out Our Volunteer Form

If one of our roles looks interesting, fill out our volunteer form.

STEP 3: Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Once you’ve filled out your application, we’ll send you a link to sign up for our volunteer orientation.

STEP 4: Attend a Mentoring Session

For those doing shift work at the farm, this is an important part of your orientation.

STEP 5: Sign up for Shifts/Tasks

Once you’ve completed orientation and a mentoring session, you’ll be entered into our system where you can sign up for shifts/tasks.

STEP 6: Keep coming back!

We want this to be a rewarding experience for you and hope you’ll return often! We appreciate your help and support more than you can ever know. Once you have completed a certain number of shifts, you are welcome to explore other volunteer areas of Saving Grace and find what interests or inspires you further!

Volunteer stories

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1 day ago
Saving Grace NC

He’s a lover, not a hunter, and maybe that’s why Deerfield caught his freedom ride to the farm, but however he got here, we’re glad he did! He’s a hound’s hound with fantastic soft long ears, the cutest wiggle-butt, and affection for anyone who cares to stop by! Volunteer Brandy couldn’t get enough of him during shift, and he was happy to oblige! (One of the many perks of volunteering at the Farm!) Meet this large, friendly lovebug with an adoption request, link in our bio! (More information about how to become a volunteer, also on our website!)#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dogsofnc #happydog #doglovers #adoptme #bestfriends #hound ... See MoreSee Less

He’s a lover, not a hunter, and maybe that’s why Deerfield caught his freedom ride to the farm, but however he got here, we’re glad he did! He’s a hound’s hound with fantastic soft long ears, the cutest wiggle-butt, and affection for anyone who cares to stop by! Volunteer Brandy couldn’t get enough of him during shift, and he was happy to oblige! (One of the many perks of volunteering at the Farm!) Meet this large, friendly lovebug with an adoption request, link in our bio! (More information about how to become a volunteer, also on our website!)
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dogsofnc #happydog #doglovers #adoptme #bestfriends #hound

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Awww! My boy is half black and tan coonhound, and I can definitely attest that they have the best personality ❤️

I love this goofy boy!

I saw him Friday at the open house. He was absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention a sweet heart. He loved the attention and seeing everyone stop to say hello. Hope he gets adopted to a loving home.❤️

I love his “ eye- browns”!

What a great name for this dog!

He is also great with children!! Such a big gentle guy with the best ears!

He is just gorgeous!

Zack Kier such a cutie!

What a cute name!

Brian Shew look at himssssssssssss

Brooks Newman Dana Watkins Newman

Gwendolyn GyGy Hawkins

I love his wiggly butt when he wags! He’s a lovely big friendly boy!!

We have a hound from Saving Grace that we adopted a couple years ago. When we went to meet some dogs, both hubby and I said "we're not hound people". Welp, our Vega changed that attitude right quick! She is the sweetest, and I'd match her wiggle butt up against Deerfield any time but I think it'd be a tie! I've never owned such a snuggly dog! Not the best but she rarely sits still.

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2 days ago
Saving Grace NC

WARNING: objects in this post may appear smaller than they are! Long-time shift volunteer Jack is a big guy, and so is DK, a huge favorite at the Farm right now! This big chunk of love is over 100 pounds, and his ideal home is familiar with his breed (Cane Corso) and living with very large dogs. He is affectionate, loyal, and may believe he's a lap dog (fair warning!) A fenced-in yard is a must for this big gentle boy! Meet him with an adoption request, link in our bio! ... See MoreSee Less

WARNING: objects in this post may appear smaller than they are! Long-time shift volunteer Jack is a big guy, and so is DK, a huge favorite at the Farm right now! This big chunk of love is over 100 pounds, and his ideal home is familiar with his breed (Cane Corso) and living with very large dogs. He is affectionate, loyal, and may believe hes a lap dog (fair warning!) A fenced-in yard is a must for this big gentle boy! Meet him with an adoption request, link in our bio!

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He’s getting adopted this week ❤️

What a stunning dog!!! So handsome! ❤️❤️❤️🐾🐾

I thought all dogs were lap dogs?

Omgosh I love mastiff breeds!! So happy to hear he's found a home. Otherwise I'd scoop him up 😉😉

So adorable! Our 65 lb SG alum is also sure she's a lap dog.

That’s my boy. I love him so much!!!! He likes to lean right into you and pretty much knocks you over with his love and slobbery kisses.

Beautiful and I think all big dogs think their lap dogs my 180lb great Dane thinks he belongs in my lap even in an office chair 🤣🤣

So hard to view your posts, wanting to adopt every dog I see!

He was the best up there on the float at the parade!!

DK seems to just adore Mr. Jack!💙

That is wonderful new!

He’s adorable!

Love that pooch!

Oh, that wonderful face!

He’s gorgeous

Gorgeous !!!!❤️❤️

How beautiful

Hims beautiful 🤩

Stunning

Clarissa Middleton

Gwendolyn Dorsey Goodman 😭

Laurie Williams McNair 🙂🙂

Kevin Cribb

Wonderful!

Cuteness!!!!

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5 days ago
Saving Grace NC

On this day of gratitude, I have to say I am equally thankful for everyone who makes Saving Grace possible every day of the year. I’m thankful for the hands who give shelter and safety to the animals arriving at animal control, to the ones who send them home from Saving Grace and the many in-between. I am always thankful for adopters who take a chance on a shelter dog and open their home to a dog once ready to find their forever family.  There are often hard decisions and never enough homes, yet always ample gratitude for those we can serve. I know there are an abundance of dogs bringing love to their family this Holiday Season who otherwise would not have had the chance because of everyone involved.  Today and every day I have so much gratitude to all who bring hands, hearts and paws together. Happy Thanksgiving from our Saving Grace Family! #savinggracenc #dogsofinstagram #happythanksgivng #thanksgiving #grattitude #raleigh #wakeforestnc #adopt #bestdogs #adoptable #volunteer #bestpeople ... See MoreSee Less

On this day of gratitude, I have to say I am equally thankful for everyone who makes Saving Grace possible every day of the year. I’m thankful for the hands who give shelter and safety to the animals arriving at animal control, to the ones who send them home from Saving Grace and the many in-between. I am always thankful for adopters who take a chance on a shelter dog and open their home to a dog once ready to find their forever family.  There are often hard decisions and never enough homes, yet always ample gratitude for those we can serve. I know there are an abundance of dogs bringing love to their family this Holiday Season who otherwise would not have had the chance because of everyone involved.  Today and every day I have so much gratitude to all who bring hands, hearts and paws together. Happy Thanksgiving from our Saving Grace Family!  #savinggracenc #dogsofinstagram #happythanksgivng #thanksgiving #grattitude #raleigh #wakeforestnc #adopt #bestdogs #adoptable #volunteer #bestpeople

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Emma Jean (Mary Lou) and my entire family are grateful and thankful for you Molly Goldston!

Thankful to Saving Grace NC for a whole new set of friends who volunteer at SG, thankful for all the dogs I get to meet and thankful for my foster fail, Quinton (now Boudreaux). He fits in so well with our pack!

Ms. Maisel, Becca and Maggie also say Thank you❤️ Not pictured, but also very grateful to have passed through the SG Program, Tris, Marcy, Bilbo Beagle and Ginny Beagley!❤️

Happy Thanksgiving Molly!! Thanks for giving Brinkley a life past the landfill ❤️ and Baby a life past the hurricane ❤️

Our family is grateful every single day for our sweet Henry , SG alumni Dec 2013 (in the lap of my oldest, front right). Over those 9 years Henry has been the ultimate SG ambassador.... our family mascot and welcome wagon to everyone who visits. Our personal therapy dog through some very rough times who loves each of us unconditionally. And our host dog (grudgingly) to the well over 250 puppies we have fostered in over 20 litters over that time. One dog through one rescue can make such an impression, such an impact in life. And he just started out as a plain little brown and white eastern NC street dog.

Tallulah says Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving... Bella aka May is so thankful you saved her even if she does have to live with cats

I’m thankful for my VERY photogenic saving grace pup who loves to assist me while I work 😂 Ellie (formerly Edith)

Morgan (formerly Frankie) thanks you for finding him a home. Dec. 15, 2016 is a date we'll always remember. Happy Thanksgiving!

Greta says thank you for finding her a home! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Charlie (formerly Peanut) says I love Thanksgiving, Turkey comas and Saving Grace.

Mr Tago (aka Hackensack) says Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! After being rescued, having an eye removed and heart worm treatment…he is now living his best life! Thank you Molly Goldston and everyone at SG…he would have never had this chance without you! 💕

Minnie and Cal say thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you! ❤️

Leo (formerly Seal) and his family are thankful for Saving Grace!

Molly, on behalf of Saving Grace alumni Woody and thousands more, thank you!

Thankful for all you do for so many!

While on a break from his crate, Dewey brought all of his toys out to say, "Happy Thanksgiving!" Heartworm recup seems to be going well. Thank you Saving Grace.

Thankful for all you do and for my beautiful Saint Stephen. Living his best life.

Thank you from our family to you and the Saving Grace family. Daisy (formerly Fairmont) has settled in beautifully. We are so grateful for all you guys do. 🙏❤️

We are so thankful for our Saving Grace dogs, Lillie and Louie.

Marlin says thank you!

My Saving Grace girl 4 years now Happy Thanksgiving from Bella

Happy Thanksgiving and thankful for you and all the people at Saving Grace. Molly has been with us for 2 months now and has settled right in as part of our pack.

Ripley (formerly Houlihan) is very thankful to you, as are we

Ginger formerly Rowley. Thank you Saving Grace for saving her ❤️ We love her so much!❤️

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Volunteer Orientation is coming up November 17th! We’d love for you to join us and see how you can help. Learn more at following link: loom.ly/HBkWzvI#SavingGraceNc #volunteer #dogrescue #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer Orientation is coming up November 17th! We’d love for you to join us and see how you can help. 
Learn more at following link: https://loom.ly/HBkWzvI
#SavingGraceNc #volunteer #dogrescue #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers

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Is there a minimum age for volunteering?

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FAQs About Volunteering

Host a Dog Sleepover

Step 1 What is a Sleepover?

Find out more about our Sleepover program.

Step 2 Pick a Date

Sign up for each time you'd like to have a Sleepover guest.

Step 3 Pick them up

Pick up your sleepover guest, and find fun things to do!

Step 4 Bring them back

It is tough to let them go, but maybe they'll become a permanent member of your home!

Foster a Dog

Step 1 Understand what it takes

Fostering isn't for everyone. Could it be a good fit for you?

Step 2
Apply to become a foster

Show your interest and let us get the process started

Step 3 Attend a Foster Orientation

Pick a session from the calendar to find out more about the program.

Step 4
Accept an Assignment

Taking them home is just the beginning. Your pup will need lots of patience and TLC!

Adopt from Saving Grace

Happy Tails

Stories shared by happy adopters

Step 1 Understand the responsibility

Make sure you understand how adopting a new pet will impact your life.

Step 2
Apply to adopt

Start the formal process that will get you an appointment to meet available dogs.

Step 3 Take them home

Once we all agree you've found your new pet, pay the adoption fee and take them home (after stopping at the Supply Co)!

Step 4
Love them!

Taking them home is just the beginning. Your pup will need lots of patience and TLC!

About Saving Grace

Meet Molly Goldston Founder of Saving Grace

Saving Grace Cottage A great place to stay!

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Saving Grace Wake Forest

aka "The Funny Farm" 
13400 Old Creedmoor Rd,
Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

Saving Grace Robeson County

273 Kenric Dr.
Lumberton, NC 28360, USA

Saving Grace Wake Forest

13400 Old Creedmoor Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

Saving Grace - Robeson

273 Kenric Dr.
Lumberton, NC 28360, USA

Volunteer for Saving Grace

Step 1 Explore our volunteer options

Step 4 Attend a mentor session

Step 2 Fill out the application form

Step 5 Sign up for shifts/tasks

Step 3 Attend volunteer orientation

Step 6 Keep coming back!

We Need Fosters!

Not all our dogs are ready to stay at the Funny Farm - our Fosters help get them ready for adoption!

Host a Dog for a weekend

Will you take a deserving dog for the weekend to give them a break from the Funny Farm?

Donate Dollars

Every dollar donated to Saving Grace helps us help more dogs find forever homes.

Donate Supplies

Create a fundraiser

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Other ways to give:

Donate to Dogs in Need of Medical Support

Saving Grace Supply Company

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

4016 Durham Rd Raleigh, NC 27614

Saving Grace Supply Company

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