Does your love of pitties run deep? BCBC depends on volunteers' involvement and support to make our programs and events a success. Each success is one step closer to achieving our mission. Pit Crew volunteers are essential to BCBC's work in the community - from education and outreach to rescue and fundraising. Volunteers are the hearts, hands and voices of the BCBC. There's 3 basic steps to get started:
- A crucial, yet basic way to support the cause is by staying up-to-date on BCBC programs and spreading the word about events ... so the first step to volunteering is to join our enews and follow us on Facebook!
- Attend a General Info Meeting - this is a mandatory meeting held at the Rescue Retreat (6669 S. 76th Street in Greendale) - you may not volunteer until you've attended.
- The last step is to find your niche within the BCBC. Everyone has a different treasure to offer and a different amount of time available... find the area that fits you best!
Volunteer foster homes make all the difference in a shelter dog's ability to return to normal life. Learn more on the Foster page of the site. If you think you'd like to embark on this exciting adventure, please complete our application so we can arrange to meet with you to discuss this life saving work.
A small, dedicated, and hardworking team of BCBC supporters help our new rescues to relax, recharge and get ready for their foster or forever homes at our Rescue Retreat. Other members of the Pit Crew welcome the public to our Dog Days each weekend. Do you have good leadership and problem solving skills? How's your canine body language and positive reinforcement knowledge? Learn more about the Rescue Retreat.
EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS
There would be no BCBC without awareness and funds. We need people who like to have fun, love big crowds and know how to mingle ... we need do-ers! Volunteers help behind the scenes preparing for our many events & fundraisers each year and help at the events to make sure everything goes off without a hitch! We have a very diverse event/fundraising schedule so there's something for everyone. Be part of the solution by helping us raise awareness and funds!
ADVOCACY/EDUCATION BOOTH REPRESENTATIVES
Do you want to Change Minds & Save Lives along side some of the best pit bull advocates anywhere?!? If you're interested in representing the BCBC and pit bulls at all types of community events then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! "Dog season" is May - October and we need many advocates to represent at the numerous festivals, expos, fairs, neighborhood nights out, meetings and walks in which BCBC participates.
Check out our Outreach Calendar to see where we'll be!
VET TECHS AND VETERINARIANS FOR LOW INCOME OWNER SUPPORT
To help us improve the lives of all pit bull type dogs and their owners,, we are currently building a list of VTs, CVTs and DVMs who are willing to partner with us to provide resources to low income pit bull owners. Specifically, we need VTs/CVTs and DVM's to offer vaccinations/microchips and also DVMs to provide spay/neuter surgeries. For more information on our needs and our outreach events, please contact Beth Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.