The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
I began volunteering for SNIP alliance a year ago after the organization came to my rescue when the "community" of cats I am feeding exploded in numbers. Lending traps and transfer cages, giving moral support and information, and offering affordable spay/neuter clinics was the start of my giving back to this invaluable resource.
Throughout the year, my experiences as a new volunteer were diverse and personally rewarding knowing that ultimately everything had a direct impact on lowering the euthanasia rate or improving the lives of our furry friends.
Sharing the list of my volunteer activities this year, I hope that all you animal lovers out there will realize "Hey, I can do that! I have some time! I love animals! I want to make a difference! I'm going to volunteer!"
Opportunities include working at clinics, helping with fundraisers, assisting in the community outreach, attending events, and so much more!
Passionate hard working volunteers addressing the root issue of stray and unwanted pets. Standard operating procedures in place, this is a mature organization. I will make time again to volunteer, also would like to encourage anybody reading this to take the jump and help out. Worth your time.
I try to spend my free time giving back to the community when I can. I started helping out because of my love for animals but stayed because of my love for the people I met along the way. We all want to find an organization where we fit in and the wonderful people involved with SNIP Alliance make that easy. If you are looking for a place to help people and animals look no further. The clients are awesome, the animals are the best patients, and the volunteers can't be topped.
I think the majority of us started out with animal rescue. We volunteered to help save the animals that were discarded by society and left with only days to live. But, as we got closer to rescue work, we began seeing what was at the root of it all: overpopulation. Rather than focusing on trying to manage the outcome of overpopulation, we recognized that it is infinitely valuable to prevent it through spay and neuter programs. Since I began working with SNIP, the program has grown by leaps and bounds. Now there is an outreach program with area rescues and a vet that allow us to help the most at risk families in our area. The outreach has just created a brand new pet food pantry and we are always looking for smiling faces to help with any of these programs. :)