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Available Volunteer Positions

We always need volunteers

All positions at the Foundation are staffed with volunteers. However, you will be rewarded with the knowledge you are doing something positive for the breed. By joining a select group of Kerry volunteers, you will work for the betterment of the breed.

We need more volunteers to spread the work around.

Current job openings updated October 8, 2016

  • Foster Family
    • Any location in the US and Canada, and even in Europe, is OK.
    • The Foundation does extensive screening on foster homes. 
    • A signed Foster Family Agreement is required. 
    • Contact:
      • In the US: John Van den Bergh, US Rescue Director,, 800/532-2890 X1 (CA)
      • In Canada: Linda Grisley, President KBTF of C,, 780/435-1096 (Alberta)
  • Rescue Coordinator for New York/New Jersey Virginia/West Virginia, and Upper Mid-West
    • Rescue Coordinators are guided by our 50 page Rescue Policy (available upon request.)
    • This position may take 0-40 hours per month--all depending if a Kerry is to be rescued in your area.
    • Contact: John Van den Bergh, US Rescue Director,, 800/532-2890 X1 (CA)
  • Marketing & Fundraising Manager

    We need help with our social media pages, our fundraising products and eNewsletters.  This is a management position and requires some supervising abilities.


    Please contact: John Van den Bergh, President,, 800/532-2890 X1 (CA)


  • Transporter
     This map shows the transportation volunteers we currently have. If you can fit one of the "holes" in our tranportations system, we would be very grateful if you could volunteer. Please email our Transportation Coordinator, with the following info: name, physical address, how far you are willing to drive, car insurance name, policy number and expiration date.
  • Grant Writer
    • The Grant Writer reports to the Marketing Manager.
    • Contact: John Van den Bergh, 800/532-2890 x 1 (CA)
  • Board Secretary
    • The Secretary reports to the President.  This positio requires that you attend, by phone, our quarterly board meetings.
    • Contact: John Van den Bergh, 800/532-2890 x 1 (CA)

About Us

The Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Kerry Blue Terrier breed in the areas of education, rescue and health & genetics. Learn More.


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Contact Info


P. O. Box 1495
Solvang, CA 93464

Box 109
11420 - 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 1V1


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