Animal Care League Volunteer Program
Volunteers are vital to the Animal Care League and the animals in our care. Animal Care League volunteers provided more than 12,000 hours of service in our shelter last year and contributed countless hours outside of our doors.
ACL Volunteers & what they do:
- Walk dogs, assist with training, socialize cats, kittens and other small animals. Volunteers work with our staff to clean adoption rooms.
- Provide clean blankets, towels, toys and rugs by washing mounds of dirty laundry so our animals have a comfortable environment. Volunteers wash dirty food bowls, hundreds a day, so we can provide basic needs to those in our care.
- Keep our shelter clean by wiping endless nose prints from our windows, sweeping, mopping, and washing crates.
ACL volunteers can also:
- Become a Shelter Greeter who sees that every visitor to ACL receives prompt attention and guidance. Whether it's for adoption, reclaiming a lost animal, or helping folks with their donations, Greeters are vital to the ACL staff.
- Help with Offsite Adoption events and be part of helping an animal find their forever home.
- Help with with data entry, scheduling clinic appointments, and other office duties.
- Work at our 2nd Chance Shop where all the proceeds from our thrift shop directly benefit our animals.
Some ACL volunteers even choose to:
- Become a Canine or Feline Foster and welcome animals into their home. Fosters provide care for the very youngest of our animals as well as adult animals who may require recovery time after medical attention. Fosters also open their doors to those animals who may find the shelter just too overwhelming. Foster families also allow us to rescue more animals than our physical facility can house so we can save more lives.
Volunteer opportunities abound at ACL for those who are willing and able to make a commitment to help homeless animals and provide for their needs.
If you would like to join our team and become an ACL volunteer, then watch this site. The Animal Care League continually looks for better ways to enhance the lives of animals in our care. To that end we are currently bringing some new techniques and training to our current volunteers. We will resume accepting new volunteers in fall of 2013. Details on how you can become an ACL volunteer will be available at that time.