Get Involved

Lucy’s Project is driven by the passion, dedication and enthusiasm of our members, supporters and volunteers. Become a member to help become more involved in our work and keep the organisation growing strong.  As a young, growing organisation working hard to gain awareness and build services, we depend on the assistance of skilled professionals and hardworking volunteers to undertake our core work. We currently do not have any full-time paid staff and rely solely on donations and fundraising with no government assistance.

Why not get involved with a local working group in your area? There isn’t one? email info@lucysproject.com and let’s start one! It does not matter how many people are in your area. Starting or being involved in a working group puts you in touch with the support and resources of the network.

Our working groups do things such as arrange the conferences, event or training, help coordinate resources in the local area to support animals, coordinate research projects, liaise with council and local police,  share ideas, offer support to each other, fund-raise and awareness-raise, hold stalls – and so much more. Our members bring exciting ideas to the table to progress the movement. Email info@lucysproject.com to get involved in your area of Australia.

No time for a meeting? Blog, tweet or Instagram about us or the issues. Talk about Lucy’s Project and our cause with your friends, community, council and consider us for your fundraising causes. Perhaps your school or community group would like to hear from a Lucy’s Project speaker?

Got specialist skills and a bit of time to share?

We always need help in the following areas and more:

  • IT and data management systems
  • Public Relations, Promotions and Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • Project and Event Management
  • Developing training
  • Graphic designers
  • Academic Research
  • Writers
  • Legal Research
  • Veterinary advice
  • Administration
  • Committees and working groups
  • Specific project assistance

There’s a volunteer job for everyone!  Even if you only have a few hours a week, month or year, we can find a job that will help us grow, help people and animals and use your skills to change the future for the better.

Please consider supporting our important work by making a donation to Lucy’s Project, Newcastle Permanent BSB 650 300 ACC 513837906.


Become a friend of lucy’s project

Lucy’s Project receives no government funding and relies on public donations. Please support our important work.

Every week we are called upon to help out with tricky situations across the country and there is always more work to be done. We urgently need to increase our service and reach but we need your help!

We have just set up a regular donations option for people kind enough to support us every month. There are different 6 levels of support subscription.

Pocket pets
($10 per month)
includes a monthly update on our work
Cat Level
($20 per month)
includes a monthly update, plus a Lucy’s Project T-shirt
Dog Level
($40 per month)
includes a monthly update, plus a Lucy’s Project T-shirt, plus a sticker and a code for Ben Wilson’s new album, “Prove”
Horse Level
($50 per month)
includes a monthly update, plus a Lucy’s Project T-shirt, plus a sticker and a code for Ben Wilson’s new album, “Prove”. Discount on Conferences and events
Alpaca Level
($75 per month)
includes a monthly update, plus a Lucy’s Project T-shirt, tote bag, sticker and a code for Ben Wilson’s new album, “Prove”. Discount on Conferences and events and a gift pack
All the animals
($100 per month)
includes a monthly update, plus a Lucy’s Project T-shirt, tote bag, sticker and a code for Ben Wilson’s new album, “Prove”. Best discount on Conferences and events and a gift pack. If you’re a business or organisation we will promote you on the website (individuals can be thanked too, of course!)
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Subscription to online service support

“Subscription to online service support” is for domestic violence services who need advice or assistance on a matter to do with animals. We may be able to refer you to a service, trouble shoot, help create a safety plan for the animal, offer animal case management or advise on solutions for other domestic violence related animal issues including animal therapy and rehabilitation. This subscription gives you unlimited access to support via email (which can be backed up with phone calls if necessary). Complex case management may incur a further cost, by negotiation.

Introductory rate $350 per annum.

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Become a member

Lucy’s Project Membership is core to our work in developing a national network of services, supporters and information sharing. The membership fees form a key part of fundraising for our ongoing overheads and we depend on your support to keep this powerful movement progressing towards a kinder world for people with animals caught in the cycle of domestic/family violence.

Organisation memberships suit organisations who wish to join the network. The core of our work is creating a nationwide network of support and in raising awareness of the link between domestic/family violence and animals. We raise awareness of your events, work, research, outreach, fundraisers and assist you to build resources, gain support and awareness. We will promote your organisation on our website and connect you with others in the movement if you wish to collaborate and help build the resources your organisation needs. You can nominate members to represent your organisation at meetings. Organisation membership is also available to corporations and other business who wish to support Lucy’s Project financially and in return we offer promotion of your business on our website (please see our policies and position statement).

Networking is central to our work and our members form the core of who we are. Organisations have benefited from Lucy’s Project Membership in a number of ways:

  • Being put in touch with other organisations working on similar projects
  • Finding other organisations or funding opportunities to help their projects grow
  • Avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’
  • Collaboration
  • Promotion of events, training, fundraising and awareness raising
  • Staff development and networking from participation in meetings
  • Being part of a passionate, driven community of like-minded professionals
  • Possible promotion of your organisation on our website
  • List your organisation in the service directory

You can become a member as an individual or as an organisation. Individuals are welcome to self-represent and be involved in meetings, projects, build the movement, show support and work with us. As we don’t receive public funds, membership forms the basis of our income stream and we rely on membership fees to continue our work.

  • Individual membership is $20 per annum
  • Organisation memberships are $150.

Become a member in one of the following ways:

  • Organisations can become members here.
  • Individuals can become members here.

Please email us at info@lucysproject.com if you or your organisation is experiencing financial hardship and is unable to afford our membership fees at present.

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Working Groups

State/Territory Working Groups

ACT
Currently inactive and seeking a coordinator to liaise with active members.

New South Wales
Currently three chapters active. Lismore meets face to face monthly to work on a crisis foster care network in this region and as a blueprint for the country. The executive meets regularly and in 4 formal meetings annually (remotely and physical meetings. Sydney chapter meets three times yearly.

Northern Territory
Currently inactive and seeking a coordinator to liaise with active members.

Queensland
South East Queensland (Gold Coast and Brisbane region) are looking to form a team. Looking for a motivated and dynamic coordinator.

South Australia
Looking for a motivated coordinator to arrange meetings for the active team.

Tasmania
Currently inactive and seeking a coordinator to liaise with active members.

Victoria
Currently two teams active, Melbourne and Geelong.  Melbourne Members meet second Friday of each month, in person at the University of Melbourne, Carlton and via weblink. Geelong currently a closed group to work on a specific project for the Regional Strategy, with Cherished Pets. Email us if you would like to get involved.

Western Australia
Looking for a motivated coordinator to arrange meetings for the active team.


Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Veterinarian Working Group
Developing training, support and research to assist veterinary professionals who encounter animals suspected to have acquired non accidental injuries.

Conference
Working group to arrange the biannual Perspectives series conference.

Executive Committee (Steering)

Research

Rental and Housing Issues

Law, Legal and Policing

Email info@lucysproject.com to get involved.

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