Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to our organization and we rely on many wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and love to our four-legged friends.

We are always in need of people who can walk dogs, socialize with cats, and assist with the day-to-day cleaning, feeding and maintenance of the kennel. We also need folks who are willing to donate their time and expertise for specialized tasks like legal advice, graphic design, and public relations.

Our volunteers also help with fundraising mailings, organize adoption events, assist with community outreach, write articles for local press, photograph our animals, create flyers and posters, and much much more!

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteer at St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary

If you would like to volunteer at
St. Bonnie’s Sanctuary in Canyon Country, CA
contact st.bonnies@gmail.com or (661) 251-5590.

Volunteer at our West LA kennel

If you are interested in volunteering at our West LA kennel please email langescheduling@gmail.com

Are you 18 years of age or older?

All volunteers must be 18 years or older to be in our kennel. This is a requirement of our insurance and we cannot make any exceptions, even with parental supervision.

Under 18 years old?

Our young supporters can help in a variety of other ways including community outreach and education. They can also collect supplies off our wishlist or money donations. Fun ways to support animal rescue can be to have a lemonade stand or a towel drive with friends and neighbors. Kids that get involved with non-profits are instilled with the values of compassion, kindness, and giving.

 

If you wish to volunteer at the Halfway Home Kennel in West Los Angeles, ask yourself these questions first.

1. Can you commit to six to eight hours a month in scheduled two-hour shifts?

Our volunteers work on a schedule set a month in advance to ensure our animals get consistent exercise, socialization, and potty breaks. Our orientation process is intensive so we cannot accommodate short-term volunteers. Volunteer hours are Mon-Fri 11:00am-5:30pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:30pm. Community Service Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 20 hours.

2. Are you 16 years of age or older?

All volunteers must be 16 years or older to be in our kennel. This is a requirement of our insurance and we cannot make any exceptions, even with parental supervision.

Under 16 years old?

Our young supporters can help in a variety of other ways including community outreach and education. They can also collect supplies off our wishlist or money donations. Fun ways to support animal rescue can be to have a lemonade stand or a towel drive with friends and neighbors. Kids that get involved with non-profits are instilled with the values of compassion, kindness, and giving.

3. Are you allergic to cats or dogs?

We have over 80 cats and 30 dogs in our kennel so if you have allergies, we are not the best fit.

4. Are you comfortable entering a kennel to leash a dog?

Our dogs are housed in kennels, sometimes with other dogs and you will need to be physically capable of safely getting in and out of kennels. Our dogs are small to medium size. You can check out our adoptable dogs to get an idea of what we have. If you are interested in walking larger dogs, we recommend you contact LA Animal Services, Friends of Animals, or Westside German Shepherd Rescue.

5. Are you available to attend our orientations?

 Everyone must go through our orientations prior to volunteering. The orientation is done in two parts. During the initial hour-long orientation, we will introduce you to Lange Foundation, tour the kennel, and review the Volunteer Handbook. The second orientation is two hours and is a hands-on demonstration of how to safely handle the animals and where to walk. It will teach you the policies and protocol of the Halfway Home Kennel.

If you think Lange Foundation is a good fit for you, submit your application (.pdf) via email. You can also fax your application to (310) 473-0157. We will keep your application on file and contact you when an orientation is available.

I’m signed up for orientation! What do I need to know?

Wear clothes and closed-toe shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

You will be working directly with animals so please wear clothing that is durable and protects your skin like long pants. Do not bring personal items like purses or backpacks as we cannot be liable for your belongings.

Park on the street.

The parking lot needs to be available for potential adopters. Sepulveda Blvd has metered parking. There is also street parking the neighborhood behind Lange Foundation on Mississippi Ave and Bentley Ave. Please make sure you check the street signs carefully as there are time limits and street cleaning on certain days.

Be on time.

We can only accommodate a certain amount of people per orientation and your spot is reserved specially for you. If you are not able to make orientation please contact us 24 hours in advance. If you miss orientation without notice, you will be moved to the end of the waiting list.