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: Yes and no. Volunteering for a rescue gives you plenty of opportunity to spend quality time with lots of dogs, but there are so many other important things that need to get done. Our adoption center needs regular cleaning and maintenance. We create a LOT of dirty laundry during our intakes that we work through during the following days. Preparing for a group of dogs to arrive requires set up at the center, as well as preparing a LOT of paperwork. We also need help at events to spread the word about our rescue, so we can recruit more fosters, volunteers, and adopters, as well as fundraise. Whatever projects or tasks we’re working on, we try have fun, and all of it is necessary so we can save dogs.
Also, please keep in mind that we are a foster based rescue, so dogs do not stay at the center.
Q: I need volunteer hours for school. Does volunteering with Lucky Mutts Rescue qualify?
A: YES! If you are under 16, you will need a parent or guardian to come with you during your volunteer hours. If you are over 16, but under 18, there are a few things you will not be allowed to help with, but there is still plenty you can do. We are 501c3 registered, and should fulfill any organizational requirements of your school for your volunteer hours. Don’t forget to bring your paperwork that you need signed!
Q: I would like to get involved in a bigger way. Are there larger roles you need help with or to fill?
A: Absolutely. 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.