Volunteer with Us

Love-A-Bull volunteer form

We’d love to have your help!


We’re always looking for reliable volunteers to support our mission and programs, and we appreciate as much or as little time you have available to give.

We value each and every one of our volunteers and we’d love to have you on board — you are the lifeblood of our organization.


So how do I become a volunteer?

First, please complete our online volunteer form. Once you submit your information, you’ll receive a contact email from the volunteer coordinator and be invited to sign up for the next Volunteer Orientation.

At the orientation you can learn more about our organization, the various committees, and the opportunities to volunteer. You’ll also have a chance to spend some time with the leadership team and committee chairs to ask questions and learn more about their functions.

What’s next?

Following the orientation, your information will be provided to the appropriate committee chair(s) and you’ll be notified of various opportunities to assist where volunteers are needed. It’s possible that emails will go into spam folders, so please remember to check your junk mail. If for any reason you don’t receive periodic emails, please shoot us a note to check in. Our goal is always to maintain open communications with our volunteers.

Interested in a leadership position?

Have you considered becoming more involved with Love-A-Bull? Here’s your chance! We are currently accepting committee chair applications for all of the committees listed below. No previous volunteer experience with Love-A-Bull is required. Please download the document, complete and submit by e-mail at info@love-a-bull.org or by mail to P.O. Box 18792, Austin, TX 78760. (Email subject line must include name of committee chair position and your first and last name.)

Release & Application

What are these committees you mentioned?

Here’s a preview of our committees organized to work on specific program areas within the organization, but we’re always open to other volunteer-initiated/volunteer-managed projects as well.
(Click each title below for a brief description and link to full description.)

Events

Plans and executes Love-A-Bull–initiated events that promote the mission of the group. This includes coordinating logistics and volunteer staffing, keeping the board and team informed of event details, working to create promotional materials with graphic designers and disseminating/posting promotional materials in hard copy and digital format. The Events Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by building lasting partnerships and serving our constituency with fun social opportunities.     (full description)

Volunteer Operations

Recruits volunteers and matches them with appropriate tasks or roles needed by the organization, as well as staffs events or activities on a recurring or case-by-case basis. Maintains regular communication with potential, active, or inactive volunteers and promotes volunteer opportunities publicly. The Volunteer Operations Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by encouraging new and existing volunteers, and ensuring that the volunteer experience is fulfilling for all involved.     (full description)

Social Media/Marketing/Retail

Increases awareness of Love-A-Bull by expanding the organization’s reach, to individuals and groups, including the local and national animal welfare community, potential supporters, and those needing resources or assistance. Prepares press releases, suggest social media content, and create/explore opportunities to spread strategic messaging for the organization (related to events, initiatives or positions). Maintains Facebook and Twitter accounts on daily basis. Also works with graphic designers on digital and print promotion. Represent the organization in positive light and create media relationships. The Marketing Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence through print, online and interpersonal communications.     (full description)

Community Outreach/Education

Investigates and implements ways to better serve individuals or segments of the community in need of assistance. Tracks “best practices” through leading organizations, compiles resources and makes available to the community, as well as performs routine research and responses to “info” emails, requests for interview, requests for presentations/outreach, etc. Assists in providing the Social Media/Marketing/Retail Committee with fresh and useful web/social media content (including blogs) as well as creating hard copy promotional collateral (flyers, brochures, handouts, etc.). Coordinates Love-A-Bull’s participation in events hosted by other organizations. The Education/Community Outreach Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by serving as a clearinghouse for helpful information or resources.     (full description)

Rescue

Provides various types of support to the rescue program, assisting fosters (coordinating food/vet care/supplies/training assistance), promoting Adopt-A-Bulls, plan and coordinate adoption events and performing various associated tasks (transport, meet-and-greets, finalizing adoptions, vetting foster and adoption applications, pursuing enrichment opportunities and techniques, etc.). The Rescue Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by strengthening and supporting Love-A-Bull’s adoption program.     (full description)

Pit Crew

Manages the Pit Crew therapy dog program by implementing and overseeing the recruitment, training, and service opportunities that involve its members. Works closely with volunteer trainers and facility points of contact in training new members, managing member service, and ensuring that community needs/requests are being met to the greatest extent possible. The Pit Crew Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by serving as unique human-dog teams to the community in need, representing pit bull type dogs as role models, and continuing to change public perception in a positive way.     (full description)

Training

Manages the organization’s training class offerings, including scheduling with trainers and host venues, promoting to Love-A-Bull members and the public, accepting and tracking participants, answering questions and responding to emails from interested participants, managing class rosters and payments/refunds. Training programs currently include: Basic and Advanced Classes, but could be expanded to include Weight Pull and Agility. The Training Programs Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by ensuring that the programs continue to serve as a vital and valuable resource to guardians seeking to strengthen their human-dog bond.     (full description)

Web/IT

Updates and maintains the organization’s web presence into an easily accessible system of communication that reflects Love-A-Bull’s mission and goals. Works with volunteer bloggers and webmaster to update content, increase effectiveness, and resolve any technical difficulties. The Web/IT Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence in ways that reach the community through our website.     (full description)

Fundraising/Grants

Identifies and researches potential fundraising opportunities, including donor cultivation, events (working closely with Events Committee), direct mail appeals, partnerships with local groups/businesses/individuals, online campaigns, or grant applications. The Fundraising/Grants Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence through creative ways that contribute to the organization’s financial well-being.     (full description)

Legislative Advocacy

Stays current with trends and events affecting the organization, including breed-discriminatory legislation or rulings. Recommends positions to the board based on thorough research, and serves as organizational liaison with other groups taking advocacy or issue-related positions. The Legislative/Advocacy Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by voicing concern for action or change concerning topics that directly affect guardians of pit bull type dogs and those who support them.     (full description)

Finance

The committee is responsible for reviewing and providing guidance for the organization’s financial matters. Specifically, the committee assures internal controls and accountability polices, budgeting, independent audit, and financial analysis for the organization. Keeps the team abreast of policy or procedures that affect operations. The Finance Committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence through attention to its financial health and sustainable financial practices.     (full description)

 

What if I’m also interested in fostering?

Awesome! Jump on over to the foster page to learn about our foster program and fill out the application so we can learn more about you. That helps us try to find the best fit for our adopt-a-bulls.

Who do I contact?

If you have any questions, you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Crystal at getinvolved@love-a-bull.org.

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