ESRREC is seeking volunteers from the region — experience with pet rabbits is a plus, but not a requirement.
Outreach Building in Rock Hall: We have closed shelter and opened a small building for outreach activities — mainly to allow foster bunnies to have a chance to meet potential adopters. The building will be open most weekends from end of March through September/October. Foster bunnies will be at the building during walk-in hours. We will also sell some ESRREC merchandise. Young people under the age of 16 who want to volunteer are welcome to team up with a parent. We can certify for community service hours. Whether you take a shift once a month or once a week, every shift helps!
Other Outreach Events: We have opportunities to raise awareness in the community, or to even raise a little extra cash. At these events we usually set up a booth/table with ESRREC information including photos of our adoptable rabbits. We have a donation jar and sell ESRREC merchandise. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to talk to the public about what we do, and why it’s important. We will appear at events around the Eastern Shore, and also organize adoption meet-and-greets hosted at pet stores.
Foster Homes: We have to turn away rabbits when we don’t have enough foster homes. By taking in a rabbit temporarily, you can help us meet the needs of the eastern shore’s abandoned pet rabbits. The foster contract specifies a limited term. Foster families are obligated to coordinate with ESRREC when adopters are interested in the rabbits.!
Transportation: Rabbit-savvy vets are hard to find in our region. We rely on one vet in Harford County, and one in Salisbury. We need people who can drive ESRREC rabbits to their appointments. You don’t have to pay the medical costs, we settle that directly. We only ask for your time and to cover your own gasoline and tolls.
Fundraising: We welcome all extra hands and fresh ideas for raising more money. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and registered with Maryland for charitable solicitation. We rely on donations!
Graphic Arts: Out of respect to artists, we try to pay people who provide graphic design for us (especially event flyers). However, if you wish to donate your skills, we will gratefully accept.