Quick Overview: We recently received 35 drought tolerant trees, and we need help to plant them. Volunteers will able to take a morning tour of the center and learn about the gibbons and our work.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Founded in 1976 by Alan Richard Mootnick, the Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) houses the rarest group of small Asian apes in the Western Hemisphere. We currently house 39 gibbons, representing five species. All are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species list. One of them, the northern white-cheeked gibbon, is critically endangered. The mission of the GCC is to promote the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation. We educate the public about gibbons, threats to their survival, and the actions the public can take to protect them. Each year, GCC provides educational tours for veterinarians, anthropology students, graduate students, K-12 school children, scout troops and animal lovers of all ages. We also encourage noninvasive behavioral studies to increase global knowledge and understanding of gibbons, both captive and wild, as well as support ongoing field conservation projects in their countries of origin.
Impact: The trees will provide shade for the gibbons and our visitors, they will provide a visual barrier where necessary and they will help to beautify the place.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteers will help move the trees to their final location, dig holes, plant the trees and water them.
Requirements: We will provide tools, gloves, and the trees. Volunteers will be able to join the public tour at 10 am, and after the tour, we will start planting. Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes, clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a hat and plenty of water to drink. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
Walk, play catch, offer companionship and make new furry friends at Wags and Walks Adoption Center.
Wags and Walks is a community of dog lovers working to promote shelter dogs as the best dogs in the world and to break the stigma that rescue dogs are damaged goods. Through advocacy of unique family-friendly foster and adoption programs, Wags and Walks’ commitment is to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters by showing the community that you can find wonderful dogs of all breeds and sizes through rescue.
Impact: Your volunteer efforts contribute to the happiness and health our dogs. Socializing and caring for these dogs during their stay at the Wags & Walks center is key to their happiness, and ultimately their adoption. With over 3 million dogs entering shelters each year, giving back to these dogs in need is an amazing way to give back and keep them happy while they wait for their forever home.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Every second Saturday come volunteer to have fun with adorable and adoptable dogs at the Wags and Walks Adoption Center. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to walk, bath, feed and play fetch with the dogs at the adoption center.
Requirements: 18 years or older, must be comfortable around dogs of all breeds, sizes
Shift Requirements/Safety Protocol:
Safety protocol and handling is of the utmost importance while walking the dogs
No cell phones while walking the dogs
Must have on closed toed shoes while volunteering at Wags and Walks Adoption Center.
Additional Details: All of these dogs have come directly from a high-kill shelter environment and need patience and love while they decompress.
Mission: NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of homeless pets in L.A. city shelters.
Project: Create dog and cat toys and assist with dog playgroups
-Click the green "sign up" box below to register for this volunteer opportunity.
-DO NOT select "sign up with a team."
-Should you be interested in being a group leader, please email OEC@truecar.com.
Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, founded in February of 2000 by Eri Cronkhite, began with a dream and the determination to make it happen. Inspired by a goal to end the senseless suffering and destruction of homeless animals due to the overpopulation crisis, Eri developed an adoptions program for rescued strays and focused efforts on spay-neuter services.
Position Description: As an Adoption Counselor, you will be assisting the adoptions team with processing contracts and completing the adoption experience. Once the adoption team has approved an application and completed the adoption counseling, our new adopters need to be added to our online database and complete the application via Shelterluv. Clerks will work with new adopters to complete their Shelterluv profile, print contracts, photograph adopter with their new kitty, and send the adopter out the door with a smile. You will also be assisting with special projects, data entry and other tasks as needed.
Qualifications: You must be 18 years of age or older Demonstrate strong communication skills. Maintain engaging, polite and patient interactions with the public. Must be comfortable using a computer and navigating the simple online software. Being bilingual is a plus. Must be comfortable handling cats!
Time Commitment: Minimum of 5 hours of service per month which can be completed in a one-day shift or split up into two 2.5 hour shifts. Must be available to work shifts during open hours which are: Thursday & Friday 3pm-8pm and Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm.
Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is a community resource and rescue center that provides services to help quell the feral cat overpopulation in the Los Angeles area. We are an animal rescue dedicated to socializing feral cats and adopting them out to good homes as well as working with the community to find a humane solution to the cat overpopulation problem. We do TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and offer free spay/neutering of cats to our Community Partners.
Program Description: We are humanely controlling the overpopulation of cars on the street via spay/neutering. Young cats are taken in for socialization and then adopted out.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Cats must have their litter changed, rooms cleaned, simple medications given, babies bottle fed and love and attention given to frightened felines. You'll be expected to help socialize them and turn them into lap cats. MANY opportunities exist within the organization to aid our mission.
Time Commitment: Shifts are 2 1/2 hours long, once weekly.
Requirements: We provide an orientation and training. Wearing older clothes is recommended. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
Benefits: The benefits are emotional as well as physical. Simply being around purring cats is reputed to be good for one's health, and the satisfaction one derives in helping these creatures learn to trust humans and find forever homes is immeasurable.