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North Hills Monthly

Volunteer and Make a Difference for Animals in Need

Apr 01, 2018 09:38AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine

Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 15-21 and at Animal Friends, we’ll be celebrating the volunteers who lend their time and talents to help the animals all year long. Without our dedicated and compassionate group of volunteers, we simply couldn’t be there for the number of companion animals we save each and every day.

Last year, a corps of more than 3,000 animal lovers contributed 360,000 hours of service that directly impacted the lives of animals in need–and the humans who love them! And we’re always looking to meet new faces who are excited to make a difference for our four-legged friends. 

There are so many ways to get involved, from a day of service for a corporate or student group, to court-ordered and school-mandated community service or joining the ranks of our volunteer corps.

Anyone 13 years or older who loves animals and wants to make a difference is invited to become a volunteer at Animal Friends. We even have opportunities for kids who are 12 or younger and want to lend a hand through our Humane Education program. Simply put, our volunteers are what make Animal Friends’ lifesaving mission possible.

Ready to get involved? Complete a short application and after attending a brief orientation, you’ll be ready to get started! There are countless opportunities to make a big difference in the life of a homeless animal. Whether you prefer to work with dogs, cats or rabbits, there are fun and rewarding experiences that you can enjoy as you truly change a life. Even if you prefer to not work directly with the animals, there are still plenty of ways to lend a hand.

Volunteers enjoy flexible hours and all training is provided. Even if you find yourself with just a couple hours each month, our animals would love to meet you. Become a walking companion for a dog, provide a warm lap for a kitty or give some quality socialization time to a rabbit while they wait to find a loving new home. No matter how you choose to get involved, you’ll be making a real difference in the life of an animal that needs you!