Home for Good is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. Thank you for taking an interest in helping fulfill our mission—to rescue, nurture and adopt dogs of all breeds into loving homes for good! Our volunteers are dedicated to changing the lives of homeless dogs and finding them their forever homes.

Home for Good has an extensive Junior Volunteer Program, which caters to students in high school. Our Jr. Volunteers get to work with our dogs one-on-one at our offices, adoption events and more.

There is something for everyone to help with. We take the time to train and educate our volunteers about our mission and programs. Have a special skill or ideas for our rescue? We want to hear about it! Our volunteers are more than just dog handlers. They help us out with marketing, social media, carpentry, fundraising and more.

Some aspects we use our volunteers for are:

ADOPTION & SPECIAL EVENTS Home for Good features our foster pets at weekend adoption events. Adoption volunteers are needed to transport animals during events, exercise the dogs and screen potential adopters. We also participate in Farmers Markets, Street Fair, Pet Expos and more.

TRANSPORTS Transport volunteers help transport dogs from shelters and into our care. We need help on an intermittent basis to pick up rescues from overcrowded and high-kill shelters.

CLERICAL ASSISTANCE Home for Good has offices at 465 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. We are looking for volunteers to come to our offices to assist with filing, paperwork, coping, etc.

APPLICATION/CONTRACT PROCESSING Volunteers are needed to process Adoption Applications and Adoption Contracts. Application processing can be done either at home or at Adoption Events. Contract processing can be done at Adoption Events or Meet and Greets at our offices.

MEDICAL Home for Good is always in need of discounted veterinary services. We pride ourselves on taking superior care of our dogs’ health and well-being.

TRAINING Licensed dog trainers are needed to work with dogs that may need to relearn basic obedience.

MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT Volunteers are needed to help sell Home for Good clothing, mugs, bags, etc. at weekend adoption events and at our offices.

GROOMING, PET-SITTING, ETC We are always looking for volunteers who have a special dog service and would like to donate occasional assistance to our foster homes and dogs.

To volunteer at Home for Good Dog Rescue, a volunteer application must be filled out and approved. Once your application is completed, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator and asked to participate in an orientation before assisting with our rescue.