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Volunteer at North Shore Animal League America

//Volunteer at North Shore Animal League America
Volunteer at North Shore Animal League America 2017-08-16T08:45:33+00:00

Over 500 volunteers. Nearly 200,000 volunteer hours. Join Us! At Animal League America, we could not perform all of the hands-on work that we do without the help of an incredible team of dedicated volunteers.

In addition to possessing an abundant love for all animals, volunteers must be able to volunteer between 2 and 4 hours per week, be at least 16 years of age, attend training classes, be interviewed at a Volunteer Open House, and fully support all of Animal League America’s policies and philosophies.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers in the adoption center can help in the following areas: dog walking, socialization, feeding, cleaning, grooming, rescue, basic health care, training and obedience, adoption counseling, mobile adoption assistant, answering telephones, and making follow-up phone calls to adopters.

Volunteers in the medical center can help in the following areas: dog walking, socialization, vet tech aide, administrative assistant (includes record keeping, answering telephones, filing, scheduling appointments, etc.).

Can’t make it to our Port Washington campus? Then become a virtual volunteer! You can start a fundraiser or become an Anipal.

Did you know that it costs an average of about $1,000 to prepare a homeless pet for adoption. Special needs animals cost much, much more. Because we receive no government funding, and precious little corporate support, we rely almost exclusively on individual donations and special events to support our lifesaving work. Volunteers aid our essential fundraising activities immensely, particularly helping out at our special events here at the Animal League, like the Pet Adoptathon™ and Family Fun Days. Our events, and even office work, are always fun for everyone involved!

As a no-kill shelter, we make a commitment to care for all animals in need. As a result, we always have a group of special animals that need a level of individual care that is difficult to provide in a shelter environment, or the very small number of animals that have been in the shelter for an extended period of time that would benefit from a period of home care. All animals placed in foster care continue to receive the full range of services from the Animal League. Learn more.

Due to the constant care that our animals rely on, we ask that all accepted volunteers make a specific hourly, weekly commitment for an entire year. We also ask that all on-site volunteers be at least 16 years of age; this is for the safety of our volunteers and animals alike.

Not 16 years old? Unable to make our one year commitment? Do you only need a few hours for school, boy/girl scouts or religious community service? Members of churches, temples, scout troops, and other organizations frequently hold towel and blanket drives and special fundraisers (bake sales, car washes, etc.) in support of Animal League. By assisting in one of these areas, we would be more than happy to provide a letter verifying your hours of service.  We simply ask that you please provide us with at least two weeks’ notice.

Perhaps your organization would like to contribute to saving lives this way. Contact us at  516-883-7900, ext.258, or send an e-mail to [email protected] for more information.

Volunteer opportunities in the Adirondack, NY Region.