Volunteer with LHK9 - Last Hope K9 Rescue
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Volunteer with LHK9

Looking for a way to match your skills and interests with your love of dogs?


As a 100% volunteer-run organization, LHK9 needs your help. There are many ways to get involved, including both remote-based and in-person opportunities. Check out some of our common volunteer positions, below.


LHK9 receives an average of 140+ applications per week and we always need more application processors to keep up with this huge volume. The process includes reviewing the application for completion, identifying red flags and completing reference checks. We check two personal references for each applicant, as well as a veterinary reference if the applicant currently has an animal or has had one in the past 5 years, and a landlord reference for any applicant who rents their home. This is a really flexible way to get involved – you can volunteer to process as little or as many applications as you have time for and it can be done from just about anywhere.


Our application approval process includes a home visit, which is conducted by our home visit volunteers. We provide volunteers with a home visit form that includes a list of questions and topic areas to cover with the applicant during the home visit. Home visit volunteers are needed in every area we adopt to – MA, NH, VT, CT, and RI. This is an integral part of our application process and we rely our home visit volunteers to serve as faces of LHK9.


We always need help getting dogs from one place to another. From quarantine to vet appointments to adoption events – there are lots of places that dogs in our care might need to be and their foster families aren’t always available. This is a great way to spend time with some of our dogs if you aren’t available to foster.


In addition to general volunteer opportunities, we also have over 200 specific roles in which humans take on the day to day responsibilities which all go into finding each of our pups their furever home. Check out our job board and apply for specific roles by clicking here.


LHK9 typically has at least one adoption and/or fundraising event every weekend. We need volunteers to help promote events, coordinate merchandise sales, greet guests, set-up, handle dogs, and more.


Love to write? Have an eye for grammar and punctuation? We need you! We’re always looking for volunteers to help with content creation and copy editing for newsletters, social media posts, blogs, and more. You don’t have to be a professional and this is a great opportunity for college students.


Use your creative talents to help create event promos, social media posts, email templates, and more. From creating programs for fundraisers to mocking up new Facebook cover photos to designing event flyers – graphic design volunteers are crucial to our success.


Help shed light on some of our long-timer foster dogs, take pictures at an adoption event, or shoot for our annual year-end recap video. Our photography and videography volunteers help us share LHK9’s story with the world.

Volunteering with LHK9 is not only personally rewarding, but you will learn new skills and meet some amazing people (and dogs!) along the way. Oh and did we mention your payment is in puppy kisses?!


For more information on volunteering, please sign up for one of our Virtual Volunteer Orientations, listed on our Facebook page, or email VOLUNTEER@LASTHOPEK9.ORG.