Volunteer FAQS

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Here are some common questions about volunteering with Louie’s Legacy. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please contact us!

About Us: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is one of the nation’s largest foster based animal rescue organizations, with major bases of operation in both Ohio and New York City, serving a large section of the midwest and northeast. As a professional 501c3 rescue organization we collaborate with volunteers, fosters, animal welfare partners, and shelters to rescue animals in need and place them in our temporary foster care. We place a high priority on the quality of care, including both medical and behavioral support, for all of our animals. We also value and honor the contributions of the hundreds of wonderful people like you who support Louie’s Legacy in our lifesaving work.

How do I apply to volunteer? Just complete our application! Someone from our team will be in touch in a few days.

Are there benefits of volunteering with Louie’s Legacy? When you volunteer with us, you become a part of a wonderful community of people committed to helping rescue animals find loving homes.  You’ll meet other passionate animal people, make new friends, have fun, and most importantly experience a fulfillment that comes from making a real difference for animals in need.

Will I be a good fit as a volunteer with Louie’s Legacy? As a largely volunteer-based rescue we depend on our invaluable volunteers to help us save more lives.

  • We encourage all of our volunteers to be positive and professional with each other and our various audiences (potential adopters, fosters, other volunteers, donors, and the public).
  • Can you volunteer at least 4 hours or more of time per month, or attend at least one in-person event per month?
  • We always want to ensure the safety of our team, our animals, and the confidentiality of personal information.

What types of animals would I work with? We rescue both cats and dogs… and the occasional pig, rabbit, llama, ferret – you never know!

What kind of volunteer roles are there? There are two types of volunteers, and you help as either or both! In person, or remote.

In Person Opportunities

Adoption Events – We do a large number of adoption events across 3 states every weekend, as well as participate in major mega adoption events several times a year. You would be the public face of the organization and a key part in the adoption process.

Transport – We frequently have need of short and longer haul transport drivers to help us rescue animals. This could include out of state trips or just bringing animals to a local event.

Photography – Professional or talented amateur photographers make a huge difference in saving the lives of animals. There are opportunities to help at events or to capture animals in their loving foster homes to help them get adopted more quickly.

Behavior and Medical Team – Trainer, behaviorist vet tech, nursing, or related fields? Help us maintain our high standards for both medical and behavioral support.

Remote Opportunities

Application Screening Teams – As part of being one of the largest foster based rescues in the country, we receive several thousand foster and adoption applications per year. Our screeners review each application and help make the best matches.

Social Media Team – Strategist, copywriter, or community manager? Help us save more lives by growing our social presence and leveraging each platform to engage our fosters, volunteers, donors, and potential adopters.

Marketing & Development Team – Have any experience in graphic design, copywriting, fundraising, event planning, web design or support, brand development, PR, advertising, marketing, or other transferable skills? You can make an incredible lifesaving impact by joining this team!

Accounting / Finance Team – Good with cloud based accounting systems? Help our administrative team carefully and responsibly manage our funding to help save more lives, more quickly.

Volunteer Application