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Volunteer Opportunities 


Once your form has been completed, please either scan and email it to or snail mail to 3314 Ayrshire St., Jacksonville, FL 32226.

Applications Processing Team:

Application Processing Team will receive all incoming Adoption Applications and perform necessary screening, obtaining answers for any discrepancies or lack of information requested.

Transport Team:

Occasionally transport assistance is needed to pick up a new intake from a shelter, take a foster dog to a vet appointment during medical treatment, or to pick up a surrendered dog from the current home and bring it into rescue.

Home Visit Team:

The Home Visit Team consists of available fosters and/or qualified general volunteers taking their personally-owned Golden to an approved applicant’s home. During this visit, the volunteer will interview the applicant (questionnaire form provided), observe interaction of all family members with the visiting Golden, evaluate the safety conditions of the home, indicate and notify the applicant of any potential concerns (plants, garbage cans, open toilet lids), and provide follow-up to the HV Coordinator upon return. Home Visits are conducted before an adoption takes place.

Foster Volunteer Team:

 The very important role of foster includes working with the Intake Coordinator to coordinate the placement of a dog into the appropriate foster home, taking into consideration existing children, animals, and possible extenuating circumstances at the home, and with the dog.  When a suitable applicant is located to adopt the dog, the foster will work with the Adoption Coordinator to coordinate the process.

General Volunteers:

General Volunteers may assist in all areas of rescue operations, such as assisting with Volunteer Orientation, serving as liaison between volunteers and team leaders, assisting in coordination of Volunteer appreciation picnic, coordinating Golden Gatherings, and assisting with rescue community events.

Community Relations & Events Team:

 The Public Relations Team will keep the rescue informed of all applicable external events and support the rescue’s efforts in obtaining funds, sponsors, and all other types of support. Their assistance is also needed to research, access, plan, coordinate and execute event fundraisers. External events, such as the Golden Reunion, Dogtoberfest, Barktoberfest, and Local Markets need evaluating for time/location/benefits to the rescue/audience. This team will also be responsible for hosting community educational events called “Meet-n-Greets”, at local pet stores once a month.

If you would like more information about Coastal Golden Retriever Rescue

please email us at  or you may call us at (904) 868-3308.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Coastal Golden Retriever Rescue and we believe every volunteer brings value to the organization. Whether you foster a dog, help out with transport, conduct home visits, help at a fundraiser, or assist with any other volunteering aspect, you help save a Golden’s life!

Volunteering once a month, twice a year, or fostering rescued dogs throughout the year, all mean the world to a homeless Golden. It means a lot to us too, because when you volunteer for Coastal Golden Retriever Rescue, you become part of a team that supports each other and gets the job done. After all, we “do this for the dogs”…and they are so very worth it!

If you are interested in donating your time to our organization, please download a volunteer application and mail it to us, or you can contact us at

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Coastal Golden Retriever Rescue of Florida!

 If you feel you have a valuable skill or talent to offer and it is not listed, please provide a brief summary of your service in the form below.

Within two weeks after your application is received, a CGRRF Volunteer will contact you to review your application and answer any questions you may have about our Volunteer Program.

Again, thank you for your interest in CGRRF and volunteering to rescue needy Golden Retrievers in our area. We look forward to speaking and working with you in the near future!