Volunteering

A YEAR OF RESCUE RESOLUTIONS

By Nomi Berger Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought of getting involved in the world of rescue, but didn’t quite know how? Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month of the year – for you to resolve to make a difference in the lives of rescue

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Why I Volunteer: Written by our Hearts for Paws Lead!

I am a TAGS Volunteer and this is my story. I first heard of The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS) two years ago through a high school friend when he added me to their Facebook group. I was intrigued as I had heard of the term “rescue”, but never really understood the meaning behind it. Was it the same as the term “pound” and “human

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Be Brave for Bedford

In just over a week, some of our volunteers will be heading south to Tennessee to volunteer at Bedford County Animal Control, a shelter greatly in need of assistance. The staff at Bedford County Animal Control have faced many hardships over the past year, and yet they continue to work tirelessly to help the animals in their care. Many of the dogs who have

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Why I Volunteer: KARA

Our featured volunteer this month is Kara Olsen. She has been a volunteer with TAGS since December 2013. By quickly accepting new roles and offering help wherever and whenever it was needed, Kara has already become a well-rounded, irreplaceable member of our team. Thank you for everything you do Kara! (The above photo is Kara with Big Bob. “He is the sweetest dog I

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Why I Volunteer: Ashley

Our Volunteer of the Month for June is ASHLEY CAMPBELL! Ashley has been with TAGS for nearly a year, offering assistance wherever and whenever she can to the areas that interest her most. Read more below!  What encouraged you to become a volunteer with TAGS? What encouraged me to become a volunteer at TAGS is wanting to give back to the community. Why not

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Why I Volunteer: Courtney

Courtney began volunteering with TAGS in the Fall of 2012. Since then, she has volunteered her time by coming up with several amazing fundraising initiatives, taking shifts at PetSmart and Pet Valu, doing home visits, taking pictures and writing content for social media, and, on top of all of that, she is a full-time foster parent. Read below to find out more about what

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Why I Volunteer: Heather

This post is brought to us by Heather Harton (Davidson). She joined TAGS in March of 2010. In addition to all that she mentions below, Heather has also spent time doing Outreach and supervising our dogs whenever we have visited the UOIT /Durham College campus. What encouraged you to become a volunteer with TAGS? I have been a volunteer for over 20 years. I

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Become a Bingo Volunteer!

We need bingo volunteers! The Red Barn Charity Bingo Hall allows us to share in the proceeds from some of their Sunday bingo sessions, but we need to pull our weight, of course! This means that we need 4 volunteers for two Sundays a month. WHERE: Red Barn Charity Bingo Hall – 172 Wayne Court, Oshawa, ON L1G 3R2 WHEN: Some Sundays from 3:00-6:15p.m.

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