Q: I’d like to volunteer. How do I get started?
A: Fill out a Volunteer application on our website. Our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you to get you added to our Facebook groups where we post about events, projects and other needs, and to schedule an orientation with you.
You can find the application here: https://www.luckymuttsrescue.org/volunteer
Q: So I can just come hang out and play with dogs?
A: Not really......Many people think of our rescue as a facility where we need walkers and people to spend time with our pups All of our dogs are in foster homes and not housed at our adoption center. Most of our volunteer opportunities are for events and projects within our adoption center. We do often need doggy ubers and chaperones for our events, which we always need volunteers for.
Q: I need volunteer hours for school. Does volunteering with Lucky Mutts Rescue qualify?
A: Volunteer opportunities for service hours may be challenging depending on the time of year, number of hours needed, and your flexibility. Because we don't house dogs at our center, opportunities for several hours are limited. We need the most help with events and tasks in the spring and summer, and our standard events require people over the age of 16 or 18. We have had students organize fundraisers or supply drives to help with their service hours when tasks are not available.
Q: I would like to get involved in a bigger way. Are there larger roles you need help with or to fill?
A: We have some amazing volunteers that have stepped up to take on larger roles with LMR, such as Volunteer Coordinator, Foster Coordinator, Adoption Coordinator, Events Coordinator, etc. They are always grateful for additional help, and if we have reliable, responsible people who would like to take on a role like that, we’re more than happy to look at delegating some tasks, or splitting up some of the responsibilities.