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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 Lynchburg Humane Society has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless animals.  By operating an open admission facility, we accept every stray from the City of Lynchburg and also unwanted pets that are surrendered to us.  We accept those that are easily adoptable, 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:

Dog Socialization – Interact and socialize with the dogs to increase adoptability; Assist the public with visiting with the dogs and help them find new homes.

Dog Walking/Outings- (after completing dog walking class) – 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. Must be 18 or older.

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.

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.

Humane Educators – (additional training needed) Assisting with school visits, youth groups and birthday parties. Educating the children on the importance of responsible animal care and kindness toward other creatures.

Off-Site Events– We have many events through out the year.  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.

TNR Trapper – (additional training needed)  Helping involves setting the traps, retrieving the traps and helping at the clinic, and helping distributing fliers.

To become a volunteer, please visit the link below and complete our Volunteer Application. You will need to attend an orientation before you begin, but you will choose your training date within the form itself.

Application Form

 

Last updated: 2/27/17

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:
Angela Dudley (434-363-6088 or Email), David Dudley (434-363-6088 or Email), Elizabeth Hendricks (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: 2/27/17

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.

Website

Last updated: 2/24/17



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