Volunteer

Thanks you for your interest in volunteering with the Canaan Dog Rescue Network. On this page you will find a listing of jobs and their corresponding duties. If you would like to volunteer for any open position, please send an email to cdrn@cox.net.

 

Officers & Board of Directors

President

  • Serves as the chief executive officer and corporation's face to the public and Canaan Dog organizations
  • Recruits new volunteers and board of directors
  • Ensures corporate governance in accordance with the bylaws and charter
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local government requirements concerning the corporation's 501(c)3 status
  • Schedules and presides over all Board meetings
  • Executes instruments (as authorized) on behalf of the corporation
  • Direct reports include - Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
  • Total anticipated volunteer hours per month: 5-10 hours

Vice President

  • Oversees the Canaan Dog Rescue Coordinators
  • Establishes, maintains, and implements changes to the rescue process.
  • Coaches Rescue Coordinators
  • Assists with placements, transports, and fosters when needed
  • Ensures data quality and integrity of forms and collected documents
  • Maintains national directory of placed dogs
  • Issues follow up surveys to placed dogs once per year via mail.
  • Total anticipated volunteer hours per month: 5-10 hours

Secretary

  • Certifies and keeps the bylaws
  • Maintains a book of minutes of all meetings of the directors and their committees
  • Ensures that all notices are duly given in accordance with the bylaws or as required by law
  • Schedules quarterly Board meetings and establishes telecom dial in numbers
  • Serves as custodian of the records and the seal of the corporation
  • Moderator of the CDRN Yahoo Groups List
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 2-5 hours

Treasurer 

  • Maintains responsibility for all corporate assets
  • Receive, provide receipt for, monies due and payable to the corporation
  • Disburses the funds of the corporation as may be directed by the board of directors
  • Keeps and maintains adequate and correct accounts of the corporations business transactions
  • Maintains bank accounts and statements.  Online and offline.
  • Prepares and certifies the financial statements
  • Prepares the annual financial report to accompany governmental filings
  • Collects all donations from placements and fundraisers
  • Creates yearly budget
  • Reports quarterly on the treasury status
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 2-5 hours

Director

  • Performs all duties imposed by law, the articles of incorporation, or bylaws
  • Appoints and removes, employs and discharges, and prescribes the duties of all officers, agents, and volunteers of the corporation
  • Establishes the strategic direction of the corporation
  • Supervises all officers, agents, and volunteers of the corporation
  • Participates in meetings at such times and places as required by the bylaws.
  • Assists where needed
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 2 hours per month

Canaan Dog Rescue Coordinators

There are four regions in North America. East, Midwest, West and Canada. These dedicated individuals are in the heart and soul of the Canaan Dog Rescue Network.  They work with owner turn-ins, shelters, and breeders to collect the necessary paperwork and documentation required prior to listing or placing a dog. They Rescue Coordinator:

  • Fields inquires via email, phone and/or snail mail
  • Evaluates the likelihood of the potential dog being a Canaan Dog
  • Organizes the transportion of dogs to their foster/new home
  • Ensuring the necessary paperwork is completed prior to listing or placing the dog
  • Works with the Webmaster to create summaries of dogs and provides photos
  • Acts as a support person when a dog is placed into a new home
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 5-10hours.

Webmaster

  • Keeps Web site up-to-date
  • Publishes new content related to news events and availability of rescue dogs
  • Ensures the domain and hosting companies are up-to-date
  • Monitors the cdrn@cox.net mailbox and distributes mail accordingly
  • Moderator of the Yahoo Groups CDRN List
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 2-6 hours

CDRN Columnist

  • Establishes communication with new owners when a Canaan Dog is placed
  • Creates at least a quarterly article regarding recent placements to assist in public relations
  • Creates press releases and communications to the community regarding fundraising and events.
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: 2-6 hours

Foster Homes

  • Fosters and assists in the "rehabilitation" of Canaan Dogs
  • Assists in transport when necessary
  • Works with Regional Coordinators to schedule visits of perspective rescues and reports on Canaan Dog behavior.
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: Required as needed

Evaluators

  • Assists in the evaluation of Canaan Dog temperament and situations.
  • Works with Regional Coordinators to assess Canaan Dogs
  • Total volunteer hours expected per month: Required as needed