Privacy & Policies

SCGRRescue welcomes volunteers who are involved with other rescues. However, for the protection of proprietary information and to avoid conflicts of interests, volunteers who remain active with another Golden Retriever rescue based in the same region as SCGRR will be restricted to activities that do not require access to our Volunteer page or Shelter Connection database. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be made at the discretion of the Volunteer Committee chair.

Volunteers wishing to do home interviews, OTI evaluations, or representation of dogs must attend mandatory training but may accompany trained volunteers on such activities; no independent activities will be allowed in these areas until training is completed.

Prior experience with other rescue organizations may be substituted for training provided an SCGRR trainer or trained volunteer accompanies the new volunteer on at least one such task.

The Volunteer Committee Chair will have the final authority for accepting new volunteers.

Should a member of the Board disagree with the Chair’s decision, a majority decision by the Board will prevail.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently for SCGRRescue. Volunteers’ family members under 18 who wish to participate in some functions may do so provided they are supervised by an adult volunteer at all times.