Our mission is for rabbits to provide comfort and support through Animal Assisted Interactions and Therapies. We love having as many rabbits in our organization as possible but we also really want people who just support us and want to lend a helping hand at our many events. Volunteers who do not have rabbits are greatly appreciated. It takes a dedicated team to deliver the greatest Bunny Bestie experience across the Twin Cities. We need lots of volunteers!
Bunny Besties registers and certifies its own team members. Meaning we extensively train and mentor our team in our registration process. When volunteering as a Bunny Bestie you are insured with up to $2 million of liability insurance. We provide local support for your needs and are proud to say our rabbit therapy specific training is a unique and comprehensive.
We work to provide comfort and support and strive to help those who are in stressful situations. We work in hospice, homelessness, nursing facilities, hospitals, therapy support group settings, and at the University of Minnesota PAWS program (Pet Away Worry and Stress). We also offer the programs of Bunny Story Time and Reading to the Rabbits in schools and libraries. We work hard to give those in need of stress relief a bunny break in their day. We work in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
1. Completed a background check.
2. Completed a Volunteer Application form.
3. Have taken our Orientation Training class.
4. Have completed six hours of mentoring with a Bunny Bestie Senior Member.
5. Have been tested for skill level when mentoring is completed.
6. Have turned in all applicable volunteer paperwork and fees for registration.
Note: Bunny Besties schedules events with our community partners, and volunteers have easy access to our calendar to join events to volunteer. Communication and support is what we excel in for our volunteer members.
Bunny Besties is proud of our efforts within our community. We received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Level – in 2017. We also had our quilting guild receive a gold level group service award. We also had eight individual awards given to our volunteers in gold, silver and bronze. Volunteering with us is a way to receive this prestigious award. (Presidential Service Awards).
Please consider joining us in our efforts. We have so much work to do right here in Minnesota. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. We can’t wait to hear from you. We are all ears!