Volunteering is truly a rewarding experience – one where you can really make a difference in the life of an animal.Just ask anyone that volunteers! LGAR is looking for volunteers, 18 years or older, to help with our lifesaving efforts.
We are seeking an energetic, self-driven volunteer to establish, project manage and execute LGAR fundraising activities in partnership with our Director of Development.
LGAR will find the grant, we just need people with experience in this field to apply for them. By giving the valuable pledge of your time – be that an hour or two a month – LGAR stands to benefit enormously. Grant money is an untapped resource that, if approached and applied for effectively, can make a huge difference in our abilities to rescue the countless dogs in despair and need.
Other Ways to Help
Take in a dog (of any size, of any breed) for a period of time, providing a safe and nurturing environment while we look for the perfect individual or family to adopt.
Keep a set of LGAR Business Cards and Information Sheet by the Hostess Stand. For fundraising events, donate a dinner or gift certificate. Have a LGAR night, donating a percentage of the proceeds (could be a % from drinks or a certain item on the menu). Coin a LGAR Cocktail – this is a great way to get the word out about who we are and what we do!! Have live music? Contribute a certain amount made from the door to LGAR or to a specific dog in need.
Perfect for those individuals under 18 – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, school organizations, etc. We are always in need of items from our WISH LIST so check it out and start a drive today!.
You or your business can sponsor a dog. Through individual dog sponsorship, you or your business would essentially provide for / take care of any needs or expenses incurred on behalf of the rescued dog for an agreed upon allotted time. This is a very rewarding way to contribute as it personalizes the contribution and allows you to see first hand the extensive impact your generosity has on these rescued dogs.
Bully Breed Representative
We need people who have a lot of experience with bully breeds and can help by educating our new fosters about bully breeds. “Bully Reps” could also help with home visits and meet and greets where feasible.
Volunteer Animal Transporters
Volunteer animal transporters bring animals to/from vet appointments, home visits, adoption events on the weekends, special events that we have coming up, transports to their new foster home, etc.
We are looking for groomers throughout NY and CT who would volunteer their services with grooming some of our foster dogs when they first come in from the shelter setting. Some of these dogs need some professional expertise and we would love to have help from some professional groomers around the area so we can show everyone what beauties these dogs really are!
Home Visit Volunteers
Every potential foster and adopter must pass a Home Visit before an adoption. This helps us ensure the animal is the right fit for the new family as well as ensuring that our rescue animals are being placed into the best environment possible for their individual needs. Unfortunately, rescue animals are often passed around from shelter to shelter or sometimes worse and may come to us malnourished, neglected and sometimes abused. One of the most important things we can do for these animals is to triple check and be certain that we are not sending them into another situation that makes them uncomfortable. Home Visits are a quick and easy task but are one of the most important things we do as a rescue. You will meet tons of great people and fellow animal lovers and may make many new friends in the process.