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!

You are here

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, simply sign up for our volunteer orientation to get more information.

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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11 hours ago
Saving Grace NC

"Fabulous all-around girl" is how one lead volunteer describes Effingham, and she lives up to it! Shy till she gets to know you then pure velcroe after that, this girl is gorgeous, lovable, friendly to dogs and humans! She will be the most loyal companion to her furever people. Meet her with an adoption request, link in our bio!#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #bestfriends #happydog ... See MoreSee Less

Fabulous all-around girl is how one lead volunteer describes Effingham, and she lives up to it! Shy till she gets to know you then pure velcroe after that, this girl is gorgeous, lovable, friendly to dogs and humans! She will be the most loyal companion to her furever people. Meet her with an adoption request, link in our bio!
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #bestfriends #happydog
3 days ago
Saving Grace NC

We are just 2 weeks away from Pours & Puppies at Crank Arm Brewing Company ! Meet so many adoptable pups and chat with our amazing volunteer team to learn how you can get involved with Saving Grace! *Crank Arm is generously donating a % of sales from the event to Saving Grace*#SGEvent ... See MoreSee Less

We are just 2 weeks away from Pours & Puppies at Crank Arm Brewing Company ! Meet so many adoptable pups and chat with our amazing volunteer team to learn how you can get involved with Saving Grace! *Crank Arm is generously donating a % of sales from the event to Saving Grace*
#SGEvent
4 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Jessica!Jessica (we call her Jessie) is such a perfect addition to our home! She loves going on adventures to breweries and hiking with us, as well as surveying the neighborhood with her cat sister, Indy. She's excellent at snuggling up with us on the couch or in bed and keeps us laughing all day long! We couldn't be more in love. Huge thanks to Saving Grace volunteer Cheryl for helping us find the perfect four-legged member of our family! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Jessica!
Jessica (we call her Jessie) is such a perfect addition to our home! She loves going on adventures to breweries and hiking with us, as well as surveying the neighborhood with her cat sister, Indy. Shes excellent at snuggling up with us on the couch or in bed and keeps us laughing all day long! We couldnt be more in love. Huge thanks to Saving Grace volunteer Cheryl for helping us find the perfect four-legged member of our family! #SGHappyTail
5 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Get your friends together and head to downtown Wake Forest THIS Thursday for Ladies Night on White! Look for the Saving Grace tent and meet our amazing volunteer team of course.. pet PUPPIES! #SGEvent ... See MoreSee Less

Get your friends together and head to downtown Wake Forest THIS Thursday for Ladies Night on White! Look for the Saving Grace tent and meet our amazing volunteer team of course.. pet PUPPIES! #SGEvent
1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

True love often happens between volunteers and the dogs, especially dogs like Dockery who already knows how to leash-walk... Well, he knows how to walk himself anyway! Ask Kristen what she loves most about working at the Farm, and she'll tell you it's seeing dogs like Dockery progress from scared and underfed to becoming their best doggie selves in no time! Meet Dockery, or find out more about how YOU can volunteer, through links in our bio!#sglovevolunteers #sgadoptme #savinggracenc #doglovers #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dogsofnc ... See MoreSee Less

True love often happens between volunteers and the dogs, especially dogs like Dockery who already knows how to leash-walk... Well, he knows how to walk himself anyway! Ask Kristen what she loves most about working at the Farm, and shell tell you its seeing dogs like Dockery progress from scared and underfed to becoming their best doggie selves in no time! Meet Dockery, or find out more about how YOU can volunteer, through links in our bio!
#sglovevolunteers #sgadoptme #savinggracenc #doglovers #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dogsofnc

Comment on Facebook

Kristen is an amazing volunteer! The dogs sense her gentle soul and how much love she has for them! Wednesday crew loves Kristen! Dockery is an awesome boy!

Dockery is such a cutie pie, and I just love Kristen too! I'm so thankful to have met her through volunteering at the Farm!

He is such a sweet boy ❤️

Dockery is like "let me show you the ropes, Kristen"! 🥰🐾

Awww!

Beth Thompson

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

We want to recognize and thank Irene Cotter from Fur-Fetched Photography for all she has done for Saving Grace!! She has been one of our volunteer photographers for many years. She helps with our calendar fundraiser each year and her incredible photos have helped many dogs and puppies find their furever homes. We’ll miss you and wish you the best of luck in your next chapter 🐶🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

We want to recognize and thank Irene Cotter from Fur-Fetched Photography for all she has done for Saving Grace!! She has been one of our volunteer photographers for many years. She helps with our calendar fundraiser each year and her incredible photos have helped many dogs and puppies find their furever homes. We’ll miss you and wish you the best of luck in your next chapter 🐶🐾

Comment on Facebook

She had been / is amazing! Best wishes - thank you for all you have done!

Best of luck! She took great photos of my pups for the calendar. Thank you!!

Best of everything in your next chapter Irene. I have loved working with you over the years. You are one of a kind!

Thank you for using your gifts to advocate for these precious fur children.

Irene is the best! A kind and compassionate soul and a good friend … she and her talents will be greatly missed!

Thank you Irene for your time and patience. You will be missed 🐶💕. Best of Luck on your new adventure!

God bless each and every volunteer.. You do wonderful work.

Good luck Irene! Thank you for all you have done!

We’ll miss you, Irene!! Thank you fir for all you’ve done over the years!!❤️

I loved working with Irene Cotter ! She photographed 2 of my litters. Best of everything in your next chapter

Good luck Irene!

Thank you Irene 💖💖

Pinkerton /Pancho thanks you!

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

We had an amazing team from Highwood Properties volunteer at the Funny Farm AND host a supply drive in their office! Thank you Highwoods Properties! ... See MoreSee Less

We had an amazing team from Highwood Properties volunteer at the Funny Farm AND host a supply drive in their office! Thank you Highwoods Properties!Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Thank you. Now sign up for Monday morning shift. We’d love to have y’all 💗🐶💗

Thanks for helping

That's so cool! Thanks for helping!

thank you

Thank you!

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"Tell us a story, Deby! Tell us the one about our furever home!" Millicent, Arlette, and Rinaldo can't wait for their fairy tail to come true, and they can't get enough of hearing about how wonderful it will be to have their own people and their own home happily ever after! Meet one (or all ) of these sweet pups with an adoption request, link in our bio! AND check out the link about becoming a volunteer, like Deby!#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #sglovevolunteers #sgfarmlife #bestfriends #bestvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

Tell us a story, Deby! Tell us the one about our furever home! Millicent, Arlette, and Rinaldo cant wait for their fairy tail to come true, and they cant get enough of hearing about how wonderful it will be to have their own people and their own home happily ever after! Meet one (or all ) of these sweet pups with an adoption request, link in our bio! AND check out the link about becoming a volunteer, like Deby!
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #sglovevolunteers #sgfarmlife #bestfriends #bestvolunteers

Comment on Facebook

The best listeners ever!

Deby with her fans! And Debra Bodner Pribonic loves her pups too!! A win win at Saving Grace!

💗💗💗

Debra Bodner Pribonic ❤️

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Our Fearless Leader Molly, handing out goodie bags to the shift volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week! And boy do we feel appreciated! (Don't tell Molly, but most of us do it for the puppy kisses and tail wags, along with the amazing transformations that happen daily at the Farm! But we love a swag bag too!) Come join our team--there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone!#sglovevolunteers #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #doglovers ... See MoreSee Less

Our Fearless Leader Molly, handing out goodie bags to the shift volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week! And boy do we feel appreciated! (Dont tell Molly, but most of us do it for the puppy kisses and tail wags, along with the amazing transformations that happen daily at the Farm! But we love a swag bag too!) Come join our team--theres a volunteer opportunity for everyone!
#sglovevolunteers  #savinggracenc #rescueismyfavoritebreed #doglovers

Comment on Facebook

Thanks Molly Goldston for having a place like Saving Grace that we LOVE enough to come to every week! Such a blessing! I love working there with all of the amazing dogs and the awesome people! Thank you!!!

Do have pictures of Paula? She’s one of the best! 👌

Thank you for treating all the volunteers so well!

Hope you got went in before the rain!!

Thank you Molly!

Thank you for al that you do!!

You look great Molly Goldston!

Thank you for all you do Molly Goldston!

Thanks for all you do! How old do you have to be to volunteer?

❤🐾🙌👏🙌🐾❤

Thank you Molly!

Molly Goldston thank you!

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Are you coming to Meet in the Street in downtown Wake Forest THIS Saturday? There will be SO many vendors, food trucks, & more! Make sure you find the Saving Grace tent to chat with our amazing volunteer team & pet PUPPIES! #SGEvent ... See MoreSee Less

Are you coming to Meet in the Street in downtown Wake Forest THIS Saturday? There will be SO many vendors, food trucks, & more!  Make sure you find the Saving Grace tent to chat with our amazing volunteer team & pet PUPPIES! #SGEvent

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

Raise the ruff

Shop the supply co.

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

Get the basics to help you make your new adoptee feel at home!

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