Ohio House Rabbit Rescue has many volunteer opportunities. Whether you want to get up close and personal with the bunnies or would prefer to work behind the scenes, we have an opportunity for you! Some volunteers come to us knowing everything about bunnies and some start off with OHRR knowing nothing at all. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We truly are one big, happy volunteer family and we would love to have you join us. Please see below for some of our most common volunteer opportunities.


Bunny Socialization

Summary: Many of our bunnies come from situations where they experienced little human contact or were mistreated by humans. The bunnies need to learn to trust people again. This is where you come in! We need volunteers to sit in with the bunnies and help get them ready for adoption. To allow the maximum amount of people to volunteer, please sign up for NO MORE than two 1-hour socialization shifts PER MONTH. Additional hours for service credit are not available at this time.


  • Must be at least 6 years old. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Ability to focus on and interact with individual bunnies in 15-minute intervals
  • If you are a parent accompanying a child, you must sign up for a volunteer slot also. Because of COVID, we must account for all people in the building.

Location: OHRR Adoption Center

Sign Me Up! If you would like to help with bunny socialization, sign up by clicking the button below.

This opportunity is open to groups. If you’re interested in scheduling a group visit, please contact us at: director@ohiohouserabbitrescue.org.

Buncare Volunteer

Please note, if you are volunteering at OHRR to earn service hours, you can earn those hours by volunteering to socialize (see above) – please do not sign up for Buncare to earn service hours.

Summary: Buncare volunteers help keep our bunnies happy and healthy. As a Buncare volunteer you will be sweeping/cleaning, feeding pellets and hay, expanding/unexpanding pens, changing litter boxes and much more.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be dependable and trustworthy
  • Must be willing to volunteer for at least two hours every two weeks for at least a year
  • Must have volunteered for Bunny Socialization at least twice, and the two visits must have occurred on two separate days
  • Must have completed the 2-hour Buncare Orientation. To sign up for Buncare Orientation, please send an email to Bev at contact@ohiohouserabbitrescue.org. She will connect with you to find a convenient time for you to complete the 2-hour Buncare Orientation.

Location: OHRR Adoption Center

Sign Me Up! Once you have successfully met the requirements, sign up by clicking the button below. 

*Please signup at least two hours before your shift so that we can ensure someone is at the Adoption Center to let you in.

Vet Delivery & Pick-up

Summary: Our bunnies visit the vet frequently for checkups, spays/neuters, etc. We need volunteers that are willing to pick up bunnies from the Adoption Center in the morning to drop them off at the vet and/or pick them up from the vet in the evening and return them to the Adoption Center. The bunnies typically stay at the vet the entire day, so you can sign up for drop-off shifts in the morning, pick-up shifts in the evening, or both. Volunteer as your schedule allows!


  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license
  • Must have volunteered for bunny socialization at least twice or participated in “interview” at the Adoption Center


Sign Me Up! If interested in vet delivery and/or pick-up, then please email at contact@ohiohouserabbitrescue.com (or by clicking the button below). We will add you to our email thread for future veterinary appointment needs.

Bunny Field Rescuer

Summary: Many of the bunnies at our Adoption Center are rescued by our volunteers. We get many calls or emails throughout the year about domestic bunnies that have been abandoned outdoors and need rescuing. This is an on-call volunteer position that allows you to help out as your schedule allows. There are weeks where our volunteers rescue a bunny almost every day and months where volunteers have no field rescues at all. In this position, we are looking for volunteers to respond as needed. No training is required, you will learn what you need to know at your first volunteer shift.


  • This is an outdoor volunteer position. Please be willing to be outdoors for extended periods of time, exposed to whatever the elements may be.
  • This is an active volunteer position. It may occasionally involve running, climbing, crawling, etc. Please be honest with yourself and those you are volunteering with in regards to your limits.
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Location: Varies (typically in the city of Columbus)

Sign Me Up! If interested in bunny field rescuing, then please contact Shanleigh at Shanleigh.knittel@gmail.com (or by clicking the button below) to be added to all future communications in regards to bunny field rescuing.

Other Volunteer Needs

*Please contact us if you would like more information on any of the above opportunities or think you may be able to help OHRR in any other way!