All Airedale Rescue volunteers, officially recognized by the National Airedale Rescue Committee, have completed and submitted their Volunteer Affiliate form. This form is available online at the NAR website (click here) where it can be completed and submitted online.
This form is valuable to NAR for the information it provides about each of our volunteers regarding contact information, services the volunteer is able to provide, and areas in which those services can be rendered. The value to the volunteer is being listed on the NAR roster as a recognized NAR Rescue Volunteer, and making sure she/he is able to receive all important rescue notices and updates, plus making yourself eligible to apply for membership to the AireSupport email discussion list. The opportunity of being in contact with the other active and experienced Airedale rescue volunteers on this discussion list is a fantastic way of learning how to be an educated and responsible rescue volunteer. Learning from each other has always proven to be a most effective educational tool. Being a recognized NAR Rescue Volunteer also makes you eligible for financial assistance in paying the rescue bills!
To join this Airedale Rescue Volunteer network, you must agree to the NAR Policies and Guidelines. These policies and guidelines have been created by our most experienced NAR rescue volunteers over the years, and have proven to be critically important in operating a well functioning and effective rescue network. This form describes the minimum standards required to become a member of the NAR Network, to be listed on the NAR website, and to receive financial assistance from NAR. Quite honestly, with all the benefits available to members of the NAR Network, I can not imagine why anyone would NOT want to join this network!
NOTE: ALL MEMBERS OF THE NAR NETWORK ARE REQUIRED TO RE-REGISTER EACH YEAR! Please make sure you reapply each and every year. Once a year, perhaps on your birthday, or some other easily remembered date, simply go to the above linked site and reapply, reconfirming your commitment to Airedale Rescue.
What is required information on this form?
Further, you will be asked to confirm that you will make your best effort to ensure that you follow the rules and guidelines that have proven to provide the best possible service to our rescued Airedales - procedures that have made Airedale Rescue a leader in the rescue field. Following are commitments you will be asked to make:
By following these Rules and Guidelines, NAR volunteers continue to provide the best possible rescue service to our Airedales in need of rescue, and to our volunteers who dedicate themselves to rescuing and rehoming our beloved breed.
The NAR policies that we have linked in this article have been written up in a booklet form that could be printed off. If you would like an email download of that Written In Stone booklet of these NAR policies, send your request to Sally.
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National Airedale Rescue, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is the Official Treasury of the Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA) Rescue & Adoption Committee. Funds donated to National Airedale Rescue, Inc. are distributed on an as-needed basis to Airedale Rescue volunteers and groups who have agreed to abide by the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue & Adoption Committee policies and guidelines.