SCG is proud to promote our volunteers and the “greyt” job that they do! Check out this video to see how we help the hounds find their forever homes. Thank you to volunteer, Danny Haritan, and his crew for putting this together for us!
How to Get Started as a Volunteer**
**You MUST currently own or have owned a greyhound to become an SCG volunteer.
Why? SCG does not have a formal volunteer training program, therefore, you need to already have familiarity with the breed so that inquiries may be answered through first hand knowledge.
To begin volunteering, first, fill out our volunteer application. You will then be contacted by one of our current volunteers who will go over available opportunities, volunteering requirements, and more details.
The first time you volunteer to participate in an event for SCG, you will shadow an experienced volunteer who will act as a mentor. This will provide you with an opportunity to listen to how questions should be answered and what information is important to help in the decision-making process for adoption.
If you are unsure about the answer to a question, ask for assistance rather than providing incorrect information. You can also refer people to our website or to contact us via email. As you become more experienced, there will be additional opportunities to volunteer, either alone or in cooperation with another volunteer.
Volunteer Opportunities at Steel City Greyhounds
Dog Walking – essential to the health and happiness of our hounds! Help the SCG adoptable greyhounds transition to their forever couches by taking them on walks. All walks begin at the Golden Bone Pet Resort in Homewood/East Liberty
Event Staffing – from educational tabling to town fairs to Pittsburgh Marathon cheer stations, we have a wide variety of events throughout the year! Located all over the Pittsburgh area, these are wonderful opportunities to educate people about the breed, recruit volunteers and accept donations to support SCG’s rescue work.
Bath-A-Thon – held twice yearly, this event is a great fundraiser for SCG and a lot of fun! Positions range from dog walking to selling merchandise to showing off our adoptable greys. Visit our events page for Bath-a-Thon dates.
Marketing/Social Media/Photography – we are always looking for help spreading the word about Steel City Greyhounds through social media, website, flyers, pictures of our events and adoptable dogs, etc. Projects are ever changing and flexible!
Transport – SCG needs experienced volunteers to help transport greys to vet visits and also to pick up newly rescued dogs and transport them back to Pittsburgh. (This opportunity is for senior and experienced volunteers with SCG only.)
Run for a Reason – Steel City Greyhounds is proud to have a Pittsburgh Marathon team! Our runners run to help retired racers, and their fundraising and support is essential to SCG. For more information on our marathon team please visit the marathon team page.
Administration – assist with correspondence, data entry, writing thank you letters, etc.
Have more questions?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about volunteering with Steel City Greyhounds.