Midwest BREW’s volunteer program is the lifeline for our organization. We are always in need of volunteers in different capacities that are willing to share their time, energy, and expertise to help beagles in need.
Our Volunteer Opportunities:
♥ Foster Homes: Provide temporary care for adult beagles, puppies and special need beagles while Midwest BREW works with adoption applicants to find a new, permanent home. Midwest BREW is looking for a special person/family with a strong commitment, patience and time. Duration of stay varies depending on the adoption process. An interview and home visit by another Midwest BREW volunteer will be conducted before a foster beagle can be sent to a new foster home. See our fostering page for more information.
♥ Transports: Midwest BREW takes in beagles throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin from shelters, animal control officers, and owner surrenders. Beagles need to be transported from one location to another. Sometimes these transports involve many volunteers and many legs of a trip. Sometimes overnight stays are needed. Time, patience, and a vehicle are a must for transportation of the beagles.
♥ Phone Interviews: One of the first steps in the adoption process is a phone interview conducted by a Midwest BREW volunteer. The phone interview consists of a list of standard questions regarding the potential adopter’s experience with dogs/beagles, living situation, and current pets, as well as information regarding the beagle breed. After the phone interview is completed, the volunteer relays the information to the Adoption Counselor by completing and emailing our phone interview form.
♥ Home Visits: A Midwest BREW volunteer screens each prospective adopter’s (and foster’s) home by means of a home visit. The home visit consists of a trip to the prospective adopter’s home and an interview with the family. After the home visit is completed, the volunteer relays the information to the Adoption Counselor by completing and emailing our home visit form.
♥ Fundraising/Special Events: Help raise community awareness and assist with fundraising events, including our monthly adoption events, booth coverage for Pet Expo’s and Community Events, volunteering at Beaglefest, and other similar events.
Please complete our volunteer application by clicking the button below, and one of our volunteers will contact you. We hope your volunteer experience with Midwest BREW will be a rewarding one, and we thank you for your interest in helping beagles in need!