Volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

 

OFFSITE ADOPTION EVENTS

Help provide our animals more exposure and an even greater chance of being adopted!  There is a lot that goes into preparing for our off-site events.  If you would like to help out, here are some of the things you can do:

  • Help at the shelter a day or two prior to the event bathing, gathering paperwork, making sure each animal is ready for the off-site event, etc.
  • Assist at the shelter the morning of the event washing/wiping out crates, getting all the animals together and ready for transport.
  • Help transport the animals to and from the event.
  • Help at the event by partnering up with one of our adoptable animals, man our information/bake sale table, assist with adoptions.
  • Provide a hand at the shelter after an event, settling all of the animals back into their kennels and returning carriers, leashes to their respective places, etc.  
  • Contribute goodies if a bake sale is being held in conjunction with the event.

NOTE:  If you have never helped before there will be team members there to give you guidance! 

PET FEST at Lafreneire Park on Sunday, November 14th from 11am to 3pm
An Adoption Option at Lafreneire Park.  In need of one of two people to help with our adoptable animals and one person to assist with the bake sale.  If you are available to help, please contact Lora at amsberryaugier@yahoo.com.

AN ADOPTION OPTION at Petcetera (3205 Magazine Street) on Saturday, December 4th from 11am to 3pm.  If you can assist at the shelter the day prior or morning of the event, at the event itself or at the shelter after the event to help settle in the animals, please contact Lora at amberryaugier@yahoo.com.

ADOPTION OPTION at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden (4421 Jefferson Hwy) on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 3pm.  If you can assist at the shelter the day prior or morning of the event, at the event itself or at the shelter after the event to help settle in the animals, please contact Lora at amberryaugier@yahoo.com.


OFFSITE ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

PET FEST at Lafreneire Park on Sunday, November 14th from 10:30am to 4:30pm:
LA/SPCA informational booth during Pet Fest.  1 or 2 volunteers needed to man informational table.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Lori Haeuser at lori@la-spca.org.

MISTLETOE, MUTTS & MEOWS HOLIDAY PHOTOGRAPHY at Petcetera (3505 Magazine St.)
Saturday, December 4th from 9am to 1pm and/or 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, December 5th from 10am to 1pm and/or 1pm to 5pm
We need 3 or 4 volunteers each shift to assist greeting customers, filling out order forms, assist photographer with pets and people, assist Santa and set-up/breakdown!  We are also in need of someone to play Santa on each day also!  If you can assist, please contact Lori Haeuser at lori@la-spca.org

SANTA PAWS HOLIDAY PHOTOS at Clearview Mall (4436 Veterans Blvd)
Sunday, December 5 from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
2 or 3 people needed to help man an LA/SPCA table during Santa Paw Photos. If you can lend a hand, please contact Lori at lori@la-scpa.org.
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IT'S A WRAP" GIFT WRAPPING at Barnes & Noble (1601B Westbank Expressway, Harvey)
Saturday, December 11 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 11 from 1:00pm to 4pm
Need 2 people for each shift to help man gift wrapping table and wrap gifts for donations to the shelter. f you can assist, contact Lori Haesuer at lori@la-spca.org!

IT'S A WRAP" GIFT WRAPPING at Barnes & Noble (3721 Veterans Blvd, Metairie)
Saturday, December 11 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 11 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 11 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Need 2 people each shift to help man a gift wrapping table and wrap gifts for donations to the shelter.  If you can help, please contact Lori at lori@la-spca.org! 

GIFT WRAPPING at Borders Books (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie):
Thursday, December 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Help wrap gifts for donations to benefit the LA/SPCA! 2 volunteers needed!  If you can assist, please contact Lori Haeuser at lori@la-spca.org.
 

ALEGRIA FASHION SHOW: 
Join the Alegria Fashion Show planning committee!  Fashion expertise not required. Location and dates TBD once 2011 event date is selected. Monthly meetings will be held prior to the event.  Contact Lisa Keitges at lisa@la-spca.org to help plan this event.


SHELTER GREETER

GREET & DIRECT CLIENTS AT THE SHELTER: 

We are in need of help at the shelter during all hours of operations (9-5 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sun; NOTE: Thursday hours extended to 7:00pm August - October) to greet and direct clients.  Smiling, friendly, happy volunteers to greet our clients at the door, direct them to the appropriate person/area, assist with getting them started on paperwork, retrieve flea and heartworm products prior to sales, etc.  Will be given mini-training session. Contact Lori Haeuser at lori@la-spca.org if you can assist. 
  

PHOTOGRAPHERS

TAKE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR ADOPTABLE ANIMALS: 
We need your help to take 2-3 pictures at a time of our adoptable animals. Must have a high-quality digital camera and ability to e-mail them to us.   You must have completed  Volunteer Orientation and Care Cadets must have completed the buddy process.  For more information please email Lori Haeuser.


LOST & FOUND ASSISTANT

BECOME A PET DETECTIVE:
Animals returned to their owners will contribute to the $100K Challenge!  Lost & Found animals are a REAL challenge for us at the shelter and take up space that could otherwise be used by other needy animals.  We need assistance with various tasks associated with Lost & Found.  Please contact Laurie Weisberg at laurie@la-spca.org if you think you have what it takes to be a LA/SPCA Pet Detective.


FELINE AND/OR CANINE ADOPTION ASSISTANT

LEARN THE ADOPTION PROCESS:
Come socialize our animals at the shelter and assist clients with feline and canine interactions.  Learn the adoption process from our Adoption Manager, Ginger Morvant.  Become familiar with the paperwork required, questions to ask and things to look for when conversing with potential adopters, learn the right way to conduct dog to dog and dog to children interactions and much more!  If you are interested, contact Ginger at ginger@la-spca.org for more details or to sign-up for this mini-adoption training session.


CANINE MATCHMAKER

HELP US FIND DOGS THAT WANT SOME COMPANIONSHIP:
Open to Green Apron Volunteers (in pairs).  We need help identifying dogs that are compatible with each other to co-house in H1-H17.  If you are up for this task, find Charlene Millet or Michelle Giles when you arrive at the shelter for more details.


ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS

WRITE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF ADOPTABLE ANIMALS & POST ON LA/SPCA PETFINDER SITE:  
Must be able to receive multiple high resolution pictures.  Please email Lori for more information.

POST LA/SPCA EVENT INFORMATION ON VARIOUS WEB SITES:
This is another great way to spread the word throughout the community about all the great events we are involved in. Please email Lori Haeuser at lori@la-spca.org for details.

ASSIST IN THE WELLNESS CLINIC:
The clinic is in need of support to return phone calls, confirm appointments and the like.  If you can assist, please contact Loretta Lambert at loretta@la-spca.org for details on how you can help!


CRAFTS
If you can crochet, we are looking for someone to help make cat blankets for our adoptable cats!  If interested, please contact Melissa Barnes at nickronmel@cox.net for details.


FOSTER PROGRAM

BECOME A FOSTER PARENT AND BE PART OF OUR FAST TRACK ADOPTION PROGRAM:

Want to bring some love home? Become a foster parent and bring one of our adoptable dogs home for two weeks, while you do what is necessary for them to strut their stuff right into their forever home.  Complete the adoption process from start to finish!  Contact Meg Allison at mralliso@gmail.com for more details.

 

VOLUNTEER BUDDY

If you would like to shadow an experienced and skilled volunteer at the shelter to learn the ropes or just feel you need a little refresher,  the volunteers listed below will be glad to help you out.  Just e-mail or call them to set up a day, time and place to meet.
 

Susan Bailey       

baileysd@cox.net                    

 

Mon - Fri

Melissa Barnes            

nickronmel@cox.net                

 

Sat or Sun

Keane Colomb

 

keane_c1@verifone.com

(504) 813-5662

Sat 3pm-5pm

Sun 3pm-5pm

Barbara Comarda       

bgcomarda1@cox.net            

 

Mon - Fri

Lynette Gordon            

epgordon@netzero.net          

(504) 782-1887

Wed Afternoons

Ashley Harris               

asharris@aol.com

 

(504) 452-5855

Mon and Thurs

Helen Hester                

hghnola@bellsouth.net

 

 

Mon - Fri

Lynda Friedmann

mareglow@aol.com

          

(504) 232-3850

Sat 11am-4pm  

Sun 12pm-4pm

Sara Shull                    

sarabert@cox.net

 

 

Tues afternoon

David Webster            

dwebster@tulane.edu

 

(504) 944-5242

Sat 10am-5pm     Sun 12pm-5pm

NOTE: The information above is to be used for “buddy” related purposes ONLY. Please refrain from using these phone numbers unless you have no other alternative or have been asked to do so by the respective buddy. And, please do not distribute or relinquish this information unless it is a “buddy” related matter. Thank you!

 

Thank you for taking the time to review all the volunteer positions.  We appreciate all the time and effort you devote to our mission!  Until next time, take care!


 

 

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