As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Lhasa Happy Homes is run completely by its volunteer staff...and there is always work to be done!! Lhasa Happy Homes would not survive without the assistance of our incredible volunteers.
If you are reading this, perhaps you have a desire to offer your help or services to Lhasa Happy Homes. What do you like to do?
Our goal for our volunteers is to tap into your expertise so that volunteering is an enjoyable activity and a way for you to contribute to our cause! Do you have a fundraising background or know how to raise money? Ever write a grant? How about graphics or website experience? We always need help making signage! Do you have a little spare time on your hands…could you use a little unconditional love? Maybe fostering a dog might be right up your alley!! If you have experience in one of the areas below…or even if you don’t and you want to learn… a desire is as valuable as the experience itself!
Following are just a few ways you can help:
FOSTER – This is always our #1 need!!! Fostering means to temporarily give a home to a dog (or two) until he/she finds a furever home! The more fosters we have, the more lives we can save. Check out our fostering page for more information.
TRANSPORT – Help get a dog to/from the vet, the groomer, the shelter to headquarters, dogs to adoptions on Sundays…we always need lots of transport help!
SCOUT THE SHELTERS – We often need someone to visit the shelters to ID the dogs, assess their temperament, identify their condition, etc. Often, this can even include bailing the dogs out of the shelter.
VOLUNTEER AT ADOPTION EVENTS – We hold weekly adoption events on Sunday at My Pet Naturally
We also do special events, like the Irvine Super Adoptions and all the Best Friends’ Super Adoptions, and we always need volunteers to help us with these events. It’s a great opportunity to interact with the dogs and the people who are interested in adopting them!!
GRANT WRITING – If you have any experience writing grants, your assistance in this area would be invaluable. As a non profit organization, we can only help as many dogs as we have the financial ability to do so. There are so many grants out there to help 501c3 groups, and we would like to tap into them!!
FUNDRAISING/EVENT PLANNING - Lhasa Happy Homes is going to present "Lhasa Palooza" in 2011 and we desperately need help in this area. If you have experience doing silent auctions, raffles, concerts, dinners, special events and/or are creative and can help plan fundraising activities....we need you!! We would also like some creative input in planning smaller events. So, if you have ideas, we’d like to put you to work!
WEBSITE ASSISTANCE - Update Petfinder.com, 1-800 SAVE A PET and our LhasaHappyHomes.org websites with new pictures and descriptions of the dogs.
SIGNAGE - If you have artistic, creative talents, we would love your help in creating new signage for Lhasa Happy Homes. Or, perhaps you have some ideas for our website? We’re always open to tapping into new ideas and suggestions.
LHH HOME OFFICE – If you have administrative and computer skills, are organized and know Quickbooks and Microsoft Access, we need help! We always need database entry and would love your assistance!
Whatever your skill, climb aboard!! It's a great and rewarding ride you will never forget!
For more information about how you can help Lhasa Happy Homes save more lives, please contact us at LhasaHappyHomes@aol.com. Better yet... just complete the volunteer application below!
Click here for the volunteer application