Volunteer

*** Please note that there will be no April orientation for new Young Age Volunteers (ages 12-15 and their parents). We will resume Young Age Volunteer orientation on May 21st, which will also be the last orientation for Young Age Volunteers before the summer. There will be two Young Age Volunteer orientation times on May 21st: 12pm – 1pm, and 1pm – 2pm. SPACE IS LIMITED for the orientation as well as the hour shifts for Young Age Volunteers over the summer, so please contact us as soon as possible by emailing us at volunteer@aartexas.org. ***

VOLUNTEER – 2 Hours a Week Makes a Difference

Thanks to its volunteers, AAR saves over 500 dog and cat lives each year. We need your help in:

Dog Care – Cat Care – Office Work – Fundraising/Event Planning – Yard Work

To make a difference, CONTACT: volunteer@aartomball.org with the following information:

  • I prefer: Dog Care, Cat Care, Office, Other (may indicate more than one)
  • My age group is:
    • 18 or older
    • Ages 16-17
    • Ages 12-15
    • Ages 11 or younger

Volunteers 18 and older: Must attend a 2-hour training session

Volunteers 16-17: Must have parental consent and attend a 2-hour training session

Volunteers 12-15: Must attend a Young Volunteer Orientation with their parent, must attend a 2-hour training session and must volunteer with a parent at all times.

ALL TRAINING MUST BE SCHEDULED – NO DROP-IN VOLUNTEERING

 

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WHEN DECIDING WHETHER TO VOLUNTEER AT AAR:

Although AAR makes every effort to temperament test all animals prior to accepting them into the shelter, there is always an inherent risk in dealing with animals – dogs may bite, cats may scratch or bite. AAR does its best to evaluate the health of all animals in its care and alert the volunteers, but there is always a risk of getting ringworm or other diseases from animals. AAR highly recommends a tetanus shot for all volunteers. If you have animals at home, AAR recommends alerting your veterinarian that you are volunteering at an animal shelter.

 

WAYS FOR KIDS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • Too many pets are born every year and many don’t have homes. Spaying and neutering your own pets helps solve this problem.
  • Encourage your parents to sign up for Kroger Awards card and select AAR as their non-profit organization.
  • When your parents shop online, encourage them to sign up for an Amazon Smile account and select AAR as their charity.
  • Talk to your teachers, church groups, Boy or Girl Scout troops, and other organizations about collecting pet food and supplies for AAR.
  • Hold a fundraiser such as a bake sale, car wash, or lemonade stand and donate the money to help the animals at AAR.
  • Request pet food and supplies for AAR instead of, or in addition to, gifts at your next birthday party.
  • Think about volunteering at AAR when you are old enough and talk to your parents about fostering for AAR.

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