One thing that was one of American Greyhound's primary needs a decade ago, is just as pressing a need today as it was then.............
..............the constant recruitment of volunteers.
We have some wonderful volunteers who do a wonderful job and who make this organization click. But, like in just about any other area of our lives, be it work or play, or volunteering with a charitable organization, there is a natural turnover of participants, and we certainly understand that. People's lives change as do their priorities. From starting a family to a work relocation to any number of other things that can shift priorities. And we want to make very clear that whether you've helped for a month, for a year, or for even a decade, we appreciate your help and all you've brought to the table.
So, we must be always on the lookout for new volunteers. And to help with not only finding new volunteers, but to find them meaningful work that matches their particular skill sets, we've come up with a plan. We'd like to invite everyone to come and volunteer with us. Whether you're new to volunteering for American Greyhound or maybe had volunteered in the past. Doesn't matter. We want to welcome everyone and anyone.
Some of the tasks where we're really strapped for help are:
- Processing adoption and fostering applications
- Helping with transport
- Fund raising
- Auction committee
Plus oodles of other areas where we could use some help.
To accomplish this we're going to ask that you send an email to Sue Laatsch, who'll be collecting these communications and helping to find the right people for the right tasks. To volunteer, please send an email to Sue at
, and in your message please let her know some of your strengths (and let her know of your weaknesses, or areas where you aren't comfortable), any special skills you may possess, your availability and any other pertinent information.
Volunteering with animals can be very emotional, tiring, frustrating and exhausting. But, volunteering with animals can also be very rewarding, uplifting, and inspiring, even while being emotional, tiring, frustrating and exhausting. So, if you've got a little time, even if it's only for a short while, come join our merry band and find yourself rewarded, uplifted and inspired.