Volunteering

Become a LSWR Volunteer

Volunteering strengthens our community by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Lone Star Westie Rescue  loves its dogs, but also would like to be blessed with having you as a volunteer. We are a organization that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the animals around us. We believe that in order to be strong, a community must be constantly evolving and increasingly active in worthwhile causes such as LSWR.

We are hoping that you will be inspired by the powerful culture of volunteerism. Are you:

  • retired?
  • an empty nester?
  • do you want to use your skills for a worthwhile cause?
  • do you want to make a difference?

If you do, we invite you into our LSWR family. Below are the areas we need your help:

FOSTER PARENT:  A foster parent provides a temporary home in which our Westies can live like they are supposed to live – as our companions – until they are adopted.  Foster homes provide a safe and loving environment for animals in our care that are either waiting for their new families to find them or while they are recovering from illness or injury.  While a Westie is in your temporary care, they are receiving the love and attention they deserve until a fully screened family is approved for adopting.

 HOSPICE CARE:  Though we provide Hospice Care to very special Westies that are abandoned, the level that is greatly needed will be with our older intakes.  Our immediate goal is to establish an In-home Hospice Care program for senior dogs that are not up for adoption by providing the medical care, food, supplies and support to our foster families that care for them until they make their final journey across the bridge.  To make this a reality, we need you!

FOSTER HOME COORDINATOR:  We are looking for individuals to help recruit potential foster homes by becoming familiar with our organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, policies and guidelines and promoting our cause and the desperate need for more homes.

TRANSPORTERS:  We are always in need of people that can help transport our Westies safely from the local shelters, to the vets, and then on to their new foster homes.  Transporters are needed throughout DFW and surrounding cities.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR: LSWR is seeking a Volunteer Fundraiser Coordinator to assist with our fundraising projects. Candidates will reach out to individuals and business to promote our cause and seek their time, donations, services, products and supplies. Use your sales skills to help a worthy cause.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR:  We need a skilled writer and editor to assist in publishing our quarterly newsletter.

SILENT AUCTION COORDINATOR:  We need someone to manage and oversee our annual silent auction.  Candidate will be in charge of 30+ items, volunteers, setting up and closing the auction, and collecting money the day of the event.

6 thoughts on “Volunteering

  1. I am retired, have two westies we have rescued, love them. Live in Dallas, can provide hospice care for needy, ageing westies.

  2. I am a dog groomer… i also dream of getting a little westie girl. I can volunteer my services as a groomer and maybe I will get lucky and find a new daughter this way!

  3. I would like to make a difference and Help out a west by fostering them. I have one we tie at home which is my baby and I would love to spoil more westies.

  4. Hi Kate, thank you for wanting to be a foster parent for LSWR! We’re always needing good foster homes! Please go to our website, http://www.lswr.us and fill out an application. Just check the “volunteer” box on it instead of “adoption”. After it’s submitted back to us, we’ll be in touch!

    Thank you so much!

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