We’re always looking for reliable volunteers to support our mission and programs, and we appreciate as much time as you have available to give. We value each and every one of our volunteers and we’d love to have you on board! We could not do what we do without our awesome volunteers; 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 operations manager 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to check in. Our goal is always to maintain open communications with our volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
Provides various types of support to the organizations Adopt-A-Bulls, 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 Adoption Support committee cultivates Love-A-Bull’s community presence by strengthening and supporting Love-A-Bull’s adoption program.
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.
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 and co-chair applications for the following committees:
- Adoption Support Committee, Co-Chair (1 position)
- Community Outreach & Education Committee, Co-Chair (1 position)
If you are interested in a Chair or Co-chair position please know that prior volunteer experience within Love-A-Bull is required.
The first step in the process is to download the Release & Application document, complete and submit by e-mail to: email@example.com (Email subject line must include name of committee chair position) or by mail to:
Love-A-Bull, Inc. | 2900 W. Anderson Lane, C-200 #304 | Austin, TX 78757.
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. Filling out the foster application helps us assess which one of our adopt-a-bulls would be best suited in your home.
Who do I contact?
If you have any questions, you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Crystal Burton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.