- The more foster
homes we have, the more animals we can save. Fostering an animal is
extremely rewarding. You provide shelter, food, and lots of love; SARG
provides the rest.
Paws for Life Gala/Auction
2012 we held our first Gala in Oak Ridge. We have held them again each
year since, and we hope to continue this event annually. In 2019, the
location will be the gymnasium complex at St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Oak Ridge. There is a great deal of work involved in planning and
preparing for this event -- soliciting donations of auction items,
sponsorships, and reservations, wrapping, photographing and displaying
the donations on our website, preparing invitations, preparing and
transporting the items to be auctioned, and much more. Additionally,
quite a few volunteers are needed to staff the event itself.
Lavender Fest and other
- We usually have a booth at the Lavender Fest in Oak
Ridge in June, as well as some festivals in other nearby areas. We
always have a need for volunteers to help set up and take down tents and
equipment, transport equipment and animals, and tend to animals and the
booth during the event.
Computer and artistic skills
We use PetPoint software to track our animals, which requires data entry,
and we often need photographs and artwork for displays and ads.
- SARG can always use
help with mailing newsletters, announcements, thank-you cards, etc., as
well as donations of stamps and blank thank-you cards.
- In the fall, SARG
has a huge yard sale to raise money for the animals. Item donations for
the sale are appreciated; volunteers are much needed to pick up and sort
items and to help during the sale; and customers are essential.
All of our volunteers work hard, but the wagging tails and purrs make
our efforts worthwhile. If you think you can assist with any of these
activities, please e-mail your name and
, and a note about your volunteer interests, to
so that we can contact you to ask whether you are available when we need
help with events. Alternatively,
we have a
that you can fill out and return to us to let us know your interests and how
and when to reach you. Sending the e-mail or the application does not commit you to anything,
just lets us know that we can check with you when we need help.
If you will be fostering or working
with us at an event, we will ask you to sign our
You can print it and bring it along, or fill out one of ours at the
event. Our volunteers must be at least 16 years old and, if under age
18, have the liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian. All
volunteers between ages 16 and 18 will be closely supervised, as
required by our insurer.
Come and join the fun -- free doggie kisses and happy purrs given to each attendee!