Festival Outreach Volunteer
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
83 people are interested
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/
About Ahimsa House, Inc.
PO Box 2173, Tucker, GA 30085, US
Ahimsa House Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that provides temporary shelter and aid to animals caught in the cycle of domestic violence.
Originally, Ahimsa House maintained a central shelter for animals at a secret location in metro Atlanta. In Fall 2006, we recognized the need to change our program model in an effort to operate more cost-effectively and to better serve victims statewide (see How We Help, below). In March 2007, Ahimsa House launched our redesigned direct services program, which houses animals via a network of foster homes and boarding facilities across the state.
To date (September 2014), Ahimsa House has provided over 40,000 nights of safe, confidential shelter for pets in need. In 2013, we took in 32% more animals than in 2012, and requests for our services went up by 26%. Over the past three years, calls to our 24-hour crisis line have more than tripled.
It costs us approximately $240 to care for one pet, though most cases involve more than one pet. Often, our cost is much higher when victims have multiple animals, when we receive exotic or unusual species such as horses, and/or when animals require extensive veterinary treatment due to injury or neglect. We have only four staff members; everyone else is a volunteer.
Ahimsa House relies heavily on individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships. We are run almost entirely on volunteer labor and receive many in-kind donations of goods and services, making us highly cost-effective.
We'll work with your schedule.
All OverAtlanta, GA 31106
- People 55+