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CSER 538-001: LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY
CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
CSER 554-001: ONE BODY IN CHRIST MINISTRIES
CSER 573-001: BEDFORD HUMANE SOCIETY


CSER 538-001: LYNCHBURG HUMANE SOCIETY
Supervisor: Taylor Reinson (434-448-0088 Ext. 116 or
Email)
For over fifty years, the LHS has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless animals.  Last year, we cared for about 1,800 animals.  By operating an open admission facility, we accept every stray or unwanted animal surrendered to us from the Lynchburg community.  We accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences.  We firmly believe that every animal deserves a second chance.  Mission: The Lynchburg Humane Society is dedicated to helping Lynchburg's pets through sheltering, adoption, spay/neuter programs, education and community outreach.  The following are available volunteer opportunities.

Adoption Counselor (additional training needed) – Greet and assist potential adopters in pet selection, explain adoption policies, answer questions, remove pets from cages/runs and allow potential adopters to interact with animal. Time Commitment = one Saturday or weekday per month.

Cat Playmate – come give the cats the attention they so crave and deserve.  Come play with them out of the cage to ensure they are receiving enough exercise and stress relief.  The shelter environment is very stressful for cats so help them feel more at home and help us keep them healthy.

Dog Socialization & Grooming (additional training needed) – Exercise and socialize dogs to increase adoptability; bathe and groom animals to make them more comfortable and adoptable. Assist the public with visiting with the dogs and help them find new homes.

Kennel Assistant (additional on the job training) – Clean small animal cages, clean dog and puppy runs. Feed and water animals.  Don’t forget the treats, toys and blankets.  Help give our animals a healthy pleasant place to live.  Needed any morning of the week.

Off-Site Events– We have many events through out the year.  Sign up to be on our email list to be notified on upcoming events.  They range from adoption events to fundraising events.  Most happen on the weekend and we need your help or these events can’t happen.  The more volunteers we have the more animals we can take to get adopted.

Dog Walking/Outings- (after you are a dog walker) – Take a dog out for a day of fun and adventure. Put the dog in an adopt me vest, sign the dog out for the day and head to a local park, coffee shop or downtown.  Give your favorite dog a little bit more exposure and allow them a nice break from the shelter.  See Kim or Lori if you are interested.

TNR Trapper – (additional training needed) A new program was established to provide free spay/neuter and a rabies shots to feral (wild) and free roaming (stray) cats that are reproducing in the City of Lynchburg in the following zip codes: 24501, 24502 and 24504.   We have enough funds to fix 2,000 cats for free. All cats will have their ear tipped.  Helping involves setting the traps, retrieving the traps and helping at the clinic, and helping distributing fliers.

Humane Educators – (additional training needed) Visiting schools, youth groups and community organizations and educating them on the importance of responsible animal care and kindness toward other creatures.

Application Form

Last updated: 11/16/16

CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
Supervisor: Debbie Hoffbeck (455-5878 or Email)
Nature Zone Volunteer – Assists with the operation of the Nature Zone, feeding and handling animals, and cleaning cages. Greets visitors and provides information about animals and ecosystems at the Nature Zone. Answers phones, provides general information regarding birthday parties and nature programs; set-up and assistance with birthday parties.

Last updated: 12/18/14

CSER 554-001: ONE BODY IN CHRIST MINISTRIES
Supervisor: Caroline Perricaudet (434-363-6088 or
Email), Kaitlyn Quesinberry (434-363-6088 or Email), Angela Dudley (434-363-6088 or Email), or David Dudley (434-363-6088 or Email)
OBIC's mission is to bring together the body of Christ by hosting events and ministries that Christians of different denominations can come together and minister to the public. We use our 160 acre facility to host community groups and events where Christians can come here on this mission field to minister to them. The Liberty students who volunteer here help us maintain the facility and the animals as well as help us host events and clubs where they have a chance to minister themselves to the community that comes here.

Last updated: 9/24/13


CSER 573-001: BEDFORD HUMANE SOCIETY
Supervisor: Diane Dwyer (540-586-6100 or Email)
The Bedford Humane Society (BHS) is a nonprofit, charitable organization comprised of volunteers. We are dedicated to eliminating the overpopulation of cats and dogs in

Bedford County through education, spay/neuter programs and animal adoptions. WE ARE NOT the Bedford County or Bedford City Animal Shelter.   

Requirements:

  1. Volunteers must enjoy working directly with or on the behalf of needy animals.
  2. You must provide your own transportation. Carpooling with other students doing your same project is a creative option.
  3. You must sign and submit a Bedford Humane Society Release Form at the time of registration.

Foster Parent Assistant - Our adoptable animals live in a few foster homes provided by our volunteers. There they receive loving care while preparing for and awaiting a permanent adoptive home. Animal foster parents need assistance with some or all of the following: grooming, clean-up, exercise, socialization and adoption exposure of BHS-approved foster animals. 

Posters & Publications - Print posters of our adoptable animals, identify places in the Bedford community to post them, and update them on a regular basis.  We have a poster document in Microsoft Publisher. 

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) - Volunteers needed to humanely trap and transport feral (untamed) cats to and from the Bedford Animal Hospital for spay/neuter services. Educate inquiring Bedford County property owners about trapping skills to prevent the needless overpopulation of feral cats. Training will be provided by an experienced BHS TNR volunteer. 

Media Relations - Develop and coordinate programs with area newspapers, radio and/or TV stations to maximize exposure for our adoptable animals. For example, "Pet of the Week" newspaper column with photo. Publicize and build community support for BHS activities.

Fundraising - Coordinate and conduct a fundraiser such as a community car wash, or work in our booth at Bedford's Centerfest. Make suggestions and coordinate a BHS Board-approved fundraiser idea.

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Last updated: 10/7/15



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