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COLORADO HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY
November 6, 2012

Enter the Bunny Barn. Now stand very still, you will hear something subtle. What is that soft, gentle sound? It is the sound of contented bunnies munching the fresh hay that has just been carefully packed into their hay crates. It’s a very small, very crunchy sound. The faces of the bunnies tell you all you need to know. They have the “happy bunny” light in their eyes. They know that the volunteers at Colorado House Rabbit Society have come here to help feed them and care for them for the simple reason that bunnies exude joy just by being bunnies, and their presence is a constant invitation for you to share in it.
The volunteers at CHRS accept this lapine invitation to joyfulness. It is contagious. In all weathers, at all times of day, and doing many different things, the volunteers come to help the buns. After a short time in the bunny barn, the volunteers exude joy, too. It’s impossible not to when so many little friends bound forward to meet you – to take a papaya pill from your hands, or place themselves at the front of their pens in such a way that you just have to stop and pet them. The folks who train the volunteers and coordinate the volunteer efforts have extensive knowledge about rabbit habits and character and give the same kind of gentle, kind attention to volunteers as the rabbits do.
It is really a delight for the soul to spend time with the humans who care for the bunnies. There is real altruism in the caring for the rabbits. Well, that’s not completely true – you do get something in return: You get bright, cheerful bunny faces, little leaps and binkies, sometimes little kisses, and always the good company of your fellow volunteers. And you get to hear the whisper of happy hay munching.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

COLORADO HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY
January 4, 2012

Enter the Bunny Barn. Now stand very still, you will hear something subtle. What is that soft, gentle sound? It is the sound of contented bunnies munching the fresh hay that has just been carefully packed into their hay crates. It’s a very small, very crunchy sound. The faces of the bunnies tell you all you need to know. They have the “happy bunny” light in their eyes. They know that the volunteers at Colorado House Rabbit Society have come here to help feed them and care for them for the simple reason that bunnies exude joy just by being bunnies, and their presence is a constant invitation for you to share in it.

The volunteers at CHRS accept this lapine invitation to joyfulness. It is contagious. In all weathers, at all times of day, and doing many different things, the volunteers come to help the buns. After a short time in the bunny barn, the volunteers exude joy, too. It’s impossible not to when so many little friends bound forward to meet you – to take a papaya pill from your hands, or place themselves at the front of their pens in such a way that you just have to stop and pet them. The folks who train the volunteers and coordinate the volunteer efforts have extensive knowledge about rabbit habits and character and give the same kind of gentle, kind attention to volunteers as the rabbits do.

It is really a delight for the soul to spend time with the humans who care for the bunnies. There is real altruism in the caring for the rabbits. Well, that’s not completely true – you do get something in return: You get bright, cheerful bunny faces, little leaps and binkies, sometimes little kisses, and always the good company of your fellow volunteers. And you get to hear the whisper of happy hay munching.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Caring for abused and abandoned rabbits -- giving those rabbits a loving home until they are adopted which includes curing them of diseases or injuries, giving them a proper, healthy diet, socializing them if need be -- teaching them not to be afraid if they came from abused situations and so on. I have seen great changes in buns who have gone from ill, undernourished, frightened creatures, to contented, healthy, loving creatures ready to be adopted.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish for a huge donor so that the barn could be expanded so that more buns could be helped.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I thought i knew a lot about bunnies, having had pet rabbits. I have learned a lot about bunnies I didn't know. But most of all, this organization has taught me about the kind of difference human beings can make in the lives of innocent creatures -- how a few determined people, with and through Love, can create a safe haven for many little creatures.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Full of joy and hope and gratitude.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Feeder and other jobs that have needed doing when asked.