We currently have ovr 40 volunteers helping in one or more division.
Our Bronze Volunteers have dedicated
about 20 hours a month.
Our Silver volunteers help us at least
eight hours per week.
We also have a few dedicated Gold
Volunteers that are available to assist persons in need on a 24 hour 7 day
are quite fortunate in our volunteer base.
Openheart Volunteers assist with food distribution events. Other OHI
Volunteers assist with education, job training and employment placement
opportunities thru community centers. We also assist with various disaster
relief efforts and drives.
Canine experts help with K-9 education and behavior modification (positive
Foster homes for our K-9 Rescue Division. Adoption Events at local PetSmart.
When youngsters want to volunteer, we
suggest that they get involved with their family by serving as foster homes
or we suggest that they help out through fundraising. Below is the email we
send out to kids who want to volunteer.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Openheart Rescue. We
are always in need of dedicated volunteers to help us with our day-to-day
operations and with special events. However, (unsupervised) volunteers
must be 18 years and older. We do, however, have a dedicated
and dynamic group of volunteers under the age of 18 who provide much needed
assistance and lead the way in fundraising and championing the efforts to
help successfully place rescued animals into loving homes, under the
supervision of their parents or guardian..
Service projects are a great way for junior volunteers to become great
leaders in the community.
One example of a service project is to hold a
Canned Food Drive to help our Family Assistance Program.
Our Back to School Drive is always in need of clean usable clothing and
backpacks, school supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, art
Another is a Pet Supplies Drive for
Openheart's Rescue division in your neighborhood or at your school. If you would
like to organize a drive and gather items, we are always in need of hand
sanitizer, spray bottles, commercial strength waste bags (33 gallons),
bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, leashes, stainless steel bowls,
collars, dog treats, plastic or wire dog crates in usable condition, dog
toys, dog treats and dry dog and puppy food.
Another idea that other junior volunteers have taken on is to organize
a yard sale, car wash or bake sale and use the donations to help many of the
One young girl
decided that she has all that she needs and asked her family and friends for
donations in lieu of birthday gifts.
We have also had several scout troops help us with a project in order to
complete a service badge or requirement. If this is something you are interested
in, please have your troop leader contact our event coordinator, Tony Lugo at
We appreciate your interest in
your community and hope you will consider
serving as a junior volunteer.
Thank you again for your interest and support,