Two 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, and yard work.

For more information on how you can make a difference,  Click Here for our Opportunity Directory to read more about volunteer positions, or contact us at [email protected].

If you are ready to be a volunteer, please read the Volunteer Handbook. If, after reading, you are still interested in being an AAR volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Application/Waiver form.

For information on becoming part of our Cat Adoption Team, email [email protected]

Upon review of your application, you’ll be contacted regarding training.

Kids ages 14-15 years may volunteer with a parent or legal guardian (ages 14-15 may volunteer with cats, and limited opportunities with dogs).

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 AmazonSmile 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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