Lost Dog of Wisconsin volunteers are the heart and backbone of our organization and provide a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers can commit to working at one position or help out with more than one depending on their schedule and time commitment. Training is provided and is required. Since our main method of communication is Facebook, volunteers must have a personal Facebook account and be prepared to participate in online training and communication with the team. If you are interested in more information about volunteering, please complete our volunteer application.
Caseworker – Assists the owner in finding their dog by advising owners on using proper search techniques, how to generate sightings and develops a strategy to successfully catch their dog.
Craigslist Monitor: This team of volunteers watches the multiple Craigslist sites in Wisconsin for lost and found dog postings. They post our flyers to the site, offer our services to finders and owners of lost dogs, and watch for possible matches of missing dogs.
Flyer Processor- Receives the lost reports from owners and the found reports from finders and uses the information to create flyers to post online or to print. Requires some personal computer skills and a high speed internet connection.
Matcher: Monitor other social media and internet sites for possible matches of missing dogs.
Hispanic Community Liaision – Enable LDoW to better assist Spanish speaking people. Post on Spanish Craigslist sites to tell them where to look for their dogs. Do any translating necessary of our tips, hints and literature. Must speak and write fluent Spanish.
Historian – Tracks LDoW in the news, collects Facebook comments, etc. to help document the success of the group.