Thank you for considering volunteering with Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue (YGRR)!

YGRR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which operates a shelter in Hudson, MA to provide a safe refuge for Golden Retrievers (and some of their special friends) while we provide health and behavioral assessments as well as training and veterinary care to better help us carefully match these lovely and loving dogs with approved applicants.

Each year, hundreds of YGRR Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service in support of various facets of our program including:

— Providing Home Visits for prospective adopters
— Transporting incoming dogs from shelters/transfers to our participating veterinarians
— Assisting with website maintenance
— Supporting Staff with administrative and retail functions
— Helping with fundraising and at Special Events
— Performing community outreach and educating the public on YGRR’s behalf
— Sharing their skills to help with overall property upkeep and special projects
— Participating in our ‘Volunteer CareGiver’ Canine Education, Enrichment, Exercise & Environment program which helps minimize the stress and maximize the well-being and adoptability of the dogs waiting here for their forever families.

Volunteers with a variety of skills are needed to ensure the success of all of these programs. It is the commitment of these Volunteers and our Staff that keeps YGRR running and it is the dogs they serve who inspire these efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering with YGRR please fill out application

YGRR Volunteer CareGiver Application

and e-mail  the completed application to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] 


After we review your information, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule your training and will add you to our private YGRR Volunteer FaceBook page to be advised of new projects and opportunities for ongoing training and specialized support.

Your help is GREATLY appreciated by all of us at YGRR — most especially the wonderful dogs!