How You Can Help HRC

How You Can Help HRC

The House Rabbit Connection always needs volunteers to help make our programs successful. Even if you can only volunteer small blocks of time, HRC can use your assistance — wherever you live.

FLIER   Flier

Please print and hang in your local stores/shops/post office spots that allow people to hang flyers.  This is an old fashion method but we get so many calls from these!  We need helpers to refresh and exzpand.

FOSTER RABBITS

The rabbits that are adopted from HRC are litter box trained, socialized, and make wonderful pets.  HRC needs volunteers who are willing to be foster parents for rabbits adopted from shelters. This involves a time commitment as well as proper space in the home for training and socialization of the rabbit(s).  The most gratifying part of being a fosterer is knowing you made a difference – you helped save a rabbit or rabbits, and prepared them for adoption, bonding, and a “new leap on life.”  Even if you can only help on a temporary basis, let us know you are considering it.

POST FLYERS

WE MAY BE AN INTERNET WORLD BUT FLYERS REALLY DO REACH NEW BUNNY ADOPTERS!!!

HRC really needs our flyer posting everywhere!
Help us by hanging flyers, even if you hang just one HRC flyer every week. We know from experience that these tear-off flyers really work!   Then take it to your local store/doctor’s office/post office/gym/community center or any other location that allows flyer hanging on a community billboard or wall. Contact us if you would like to receive a free flyer pack or if you would like flyer emailed to you.

DONATE MONEY   (click link)

Our Paypal account is always available!

Call us old-school, but we also like it when the post office brings us checks!  Please make checks payable to House Rabbit Connection, Inc., and mail to:
The House Rabbit Connection, Inc.
P.O. Box 83
Springfield, MA 01101-0083

ASSIST AT EVENTS  (click link)

Sit behind a table for a few hours on a weekend with other volunteers (training provided). Answer questions, share stories about your bunnies antics, distribute bunny care guides and sell rabbit-related retail items. Often there will be a foster bunny present too!

DONATE GOODS

Please support the work of our fosterers and consider making one of the following donations of goods:

  • Stop & Shop and Big Y supermarket gift cards
  • Toys
  • Litter boxes
  • Ceramic crocks
  • Towels and paper towels (no holes or tears in the towels, please)
  • White vinegar (for cleaning)
  • Simethicone (infant gas drops)
  • Little Tykes forts, playhouses, etc., for bunnies to play in while in HRC’s foster care system
  • Large(ish) vinyl flooring remnants for a sanctuary rabbit with incontinence

BECOME A HOPLINER  

Return phone calls one day a week or even on a back-up basis.

CLEAN BUNNY CAGES

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it!  Dakin Adoption Center in Springfield, MA can always use help cleaning cages, feeding rabbits, and on an occasional basis, working with rabbits on social skills.

BECOME A MEMBER OF HRC  

We love people with new ideas!  Hop over to our Membership page and check out our membership levels.  As a HRC member, you will receive our newsletter, In Pursuit of Hoppiness.

CONTRIBUTE YOUR UNIQUE SKILLS

Here are just a few of the skills that are always in demand: grant writing, copy writing, graphic design, public relations and many other activities.  Please contact us if you think you can help us!

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER – SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HRC encourages all members to run for the Board of Directors to prolong the organization’s life and increase its vitality. The term of office for board members is three years. Board members can also serve as an officer or committee chair. No experience needed–just bring your passion to help rabbits!