Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Location: Across GA, mostly in metro Atlanta but we need help at festivals all around the state
Hours: Flexible, mostly weekends
Ahimsa House is Georgia's only organization focusing on the links between animal abuse and domestic violence. We help people and their pets across Georgia escape domestic violence through providing temporary emergency shelter and veterinary care for pets while their owners stay at domestic violence shelters, where pets are usually not allowed. We also assist victims of domestic violence in a number of other ways so they can get their pets to safety, which also helps them get to safety themselves.
Because we serve the whole state of Georgia, outreach is a very important component of our work--so that we make sure everyone who may need our help knows about our organization. We are looking for dynamic, outgoing volunteers to help us staff our information booth at community festivals and pet festivals around the state. You can volunteer as frequently or infrequently as you wish. We need the most help during the spring and fall when festival season is in full swing.
To get started visit: http://ahimsahouse.org/793-2/