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How to Help New England Border Collie Rescue

Volunteering for New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc.

Becoming an NEBCR volunteer will change your life. It may sound grand to make that claim, but it's true. As a group we are supportive of one another and we "play nice."

We keep in daily contact via an email list, and you must belong to this list in order to be an active volunteer. As a busy organization, the list can get extremely busy at times. You will be expected to make every effort to stay on top of what's going on in the group.

This list, and this organization, are designed with a common goal in mind - helping Border Collies in need. Given that, it is not a social "chat" list for lurking on or sharing stories about our own dogs. While that happens from time to time (as part of the relationships we build with each other as volunteers) people that sign up to volunteer for NEBCR (as in ANY volunteer organization) are expected to DO something.

We understand that not everyone is able to foster, but there are MANY aspects to rescue where we need our volunteers to pitch in:

  • home visits
  • dog evaluations
  • attending events to help raise funds and "spread the word"
  • participate in fundraising efforts and event planning
  • participating in the various committees that keep NEBCR running on a
    day-to-day basis
  • ...and much more!

If you are able to provide help in any of these areas, or have anything else you can offer to help NEBCR achieve it's mission, we would love to have you join us!


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If you're new to rescue, and don't have a lot of experience, but would really like to help, don't worry!

NEBCR provides training for our volunteers in temperament testing for dog evaluations, home visits, etc., and we always try and pair new volunteers up with experienced "mentors" to teach you the ropes. We also occasionally sponsor workshops and send volunteers to seminars on dog behavior and training.

Experience isn't required to be a NEBCR volunteer - just enthusiasm, good humor and a willingness to BE INVOLVED and help!

NEBCR volunteers are always available to answer questions, and offer guidance and support. We have volunteers that are professional trainers and behaviorists; some that are heavily involved in herding, dog sports, obedience, free style, etc; and many that have an enormous amount of experience with Border Collies as a breed, as well as with rescue. All of us work together to create a supportive environment where we share information, problem solve, and work towards a common goal - helping Border Collies in need.

NEBCR, Inc. values our volunteers highly, and realizes that without them, there would be no NEBCR.

If you're just looking for a place to chat about Border Collies or be just peripherally involved in the Border Collie community, but aren't currently able to dedicate time and resources to ACTIVELY volunteer, we encourage you to check out the many BC lists out there on the web that are better suited to what you're looking for.

NOTE: The NEBCR volunteer list is specifically for ACTIVE volunteers, and we reserve the right to remove inactive people from the list at any time.


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