Volunteering at the Haven
Volunteer Work and Community Service
Individual volunteering- We love getting some extra help around here and if you need volunteer hours for school or just want to help out we welcome you to stop by! However, due to safety concerns we do not allow people to volunteer by walking dogs or playing with puppies. Puppies are very susceptible to illnesses and we go to great lengths to protect them from multiple viruses that are easily transmitted. Our volunteers are usually asked to help with a variety of cleaning and organizing.Our hours for volunteering are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.There's no need to make an appointment, but we do only take a certain amount of volunteers so it is first come first served. Just let the staff member on duty know that you are there to volunteer and they will get you started!
Group volunteering- The response for group volunteering this last year has been awesome! The support we get from churches, work groups, and school organizations has been a huge help to us and our animals. We are only able to schedule groups on Saturdays and have two shifts available. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Just email us to get scheduled, but you have to be quick! During the semester our slots fill up pretty fast! We ask that you keep your group at a maximum of 20 people. However, if you have a small group of 5 or less we may be able to schedule you during the week.
Community Service- If you have any court ordered hours to fulfill you are welcome to come out and do with them with us. We only allow these hours to be completed on Saturdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. You do not have to have an appointment.
Some reminders- If you are planning on coming out and volunteering we do require that anyone that is under 18 is accompanied by an adult. Even if you are doing community service.Be sure to wear something that you don't mind getting dirty and tennis shoes or closed toe shoes. Once you are at The Haven please observe all of the signs on cages and doors. These are put up for the protection of our visitors and our residents.
We're not very fast and we don't even run, but we efficiently transport our animals for veterinary care.
Many of our animals require multiple trips to the vet and we need more volunteers to take one leg of the relay!
This leg would include:
Picking up an animal from the shelter or Dr. Wilbanks' counseling office on 50th and Ave Q
Taking the animal to the vet that has been scheduled
Transporting the animal back to the shelter or Dr. Wilbanks' Office
We need as many volunteers as we can get for our team!
We have many animals that need a lot of vet care!
We would love for you to be involved!
You can email us about this team at firstname.lastname@example.org or
come by the shelter for more information on how to become involved!
Haven Volunteer Groups
Is there anything more handsome than hard-working men volunteering for an animal shelter?
A big thank you to the group from First Christian!!!
You all helped us a lot, and we welcome you back anytime!!
A Sweet Sweep
The Haven would like to thank Vicki, Alicia, and Zach from Project Sweep!
It was a blessing and a joy to have you all the last 5 weeks!
We will miss you!!!
Atkins Middle School's CIS Helping Hands
The Atkins Middle School's CIS Helping Hands group volunteered this past Saturday! They did such a wonderful job helping out the shelter! They helped clean and groom our animals! We appreciate everything they did for us!
Heritage Middle School NJHS
We also had the Heritage Middle School's NJHS team volunteer this past Saturday, too! These wonderful group of kids helped clean out shelter and give our animals the attention they deserve! We love our future representatives of Lubbock giving back to the community!
Nightmare on 19th Volunteer Group
A group from Nightmare on 19th came and did a fantastic job at the haven! They painted shelves, fixed and painted a porch, fixed pens, and made a pen for a litter of puppies. During their hard work, they also had time to give our dogs some great attention! We are so thankful for our volunteer groups!
Laura Bush Middle School NJHS
Thank you to the Laura Bush Middle School National Junior Honor Society! They volunteered April 12th, with 25 volunteers! They all did a wonderful job cleaning, organizing, and giving our animals the attention they deserve!
All About Tommie!
Thanks to our wonderful Tommie Mcnabb for helping with our two Basset Hounds, Trinity and Sunshine, and taking them to their vet appointments. Tommie also gives them special attention at the shelter by walking them and giving them treats! We are so grateful she has been here to help us with these wonderful girls and we are sure the Bassets are thankful too!
On Saturday, March 8, Raising Canes came out to volunteer! They recently made a generous donation
to the Haven! They decided to come out and help us! They did such a wonderful job!
Texas Tech Women Engineering Club and Delta Sigma Pi
On Saturday, March 8, the Texas Tech Women Engineering Club and Delta Sigma Pi came out to
volunteer at the Haven! We appreciate all of the hard work they did to help our shelter!
First Year Experience class at Texas Tech
The Haven would like to thank the First Year Experience class at Texas Tech for Honors College Freshman, lead by Brieann McDaniel, for volunteering at the Haven Animal Care Shelter on Saturday, September 28th. This group helped pull many weeds, cleaned many of our barns, and gave all of our animals the attention the deserve! Thank you so much for everyone who helped out!
National Junior Honor Society of Heritage Middle School
Atkins Student Council
Alpha Kappa Psi group
South Plains College
Tech Women's Lacrosse Team
Thank you to the wonderful Waters Elementary children who brought donations to our Haven animals and interacted with them Saturday, February 4, 2012. Thank you also to the teachers and parents who accompanied them. We appreciate your kindness in getting so many needed items for our animals! See other pictures under Pet Therapy!
"Water's Elementary students and staff made another large donation in supplies, gift cards, and money to the Haven animals.
More information is coming soon about improvements made with their donations."
The Haven would like to thank Impact Tech
Indiana Avenue Baptist Student Ministry
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