You can make a difference!
We look to volunteers in striving towards our mission, incorporating them in all aspects of what we do. Our motto “it’s about the animal” is only possible because of the dedication of the volunteers who join Animal Rescue League. Their dedication and love enrich the lives of these forgotten animals.
With support from volunteers we are able to reach out to the community and accomplish more in our rescue and adoption services.
If you have time to spare in your day, no amount of time is too little…Animal Rescue League and our furry friends NEED YOU.
These animals need a second chance! Help Animal Rescue League in their mission so the stray animals will have a voice.
Simply fill out our Volunteer Application and the Hold Harmless Agreement and then fax to (916) 714-2894.
A volunteer will then contact you.
Here’s some of the ways that you can make a difference in the lives of rescued animals.
Animal Health Care Volunteer:
Assist a manager with performing monthly health maintenance on the animals which include microchip scanning, nail trims, cleaning ears, eye & teeth examinations, applying flea application, taking ear temperature, at times administering prescribed medications and accurately entering information into their medical records.
Skills: Must have the ability to be gentle, have a calm personality around the animals, be able to handle friendly & unfriendly animals and have some knowledge of word/excel or
have the desire to learn.
Time Commitment: 3+ hours per week
Someone who can help recruit volunteers to the organization via social media, civic and community outreach, conduct new volunteer orientation, coordinate and maintain a volunteer schedule for the shelter and to work closely with the Executive Director.
Skills: Must have good organization skills, comfortable with social media and have some knowledge of word/excel or have the desire to learn.
Time Commitment: 3+ hours per month
This position works exclusively with cats or kittens that need a little or sometimes lots of special attention. These animals come to ARL scared and for the most part wild because of trauma in their lives. With love, kindness and ARL’s specific in-house program for these animals they get a chance at getting a forever home.
Skills: Ability to follow directions. Must feel comfortable around these types of animals and can either learn how to handle or already knows how to handle these types of animals.
Time Commitment: 6+ hours per month. Length of time may vary depending on the specific animal.
Foster Care Volunteer:
Some animals that are rescued just can’t fit into a shelter environment. These animals can be extremely shy to just wanting to be the only KING or QUEEN in the home. Foster homes take these animals into their homes and provide loving care for them until they can be adopted into a permanent family. What’s the process of becoming a Foster Care home? It is easy. You fill out an application, speak to an ARL representative and go through an orientation along with a home visit. Foster homes will provide food, water, a clean and comfortable living environment. ARL will be responsible for the veterinary costs for the animal. Foster care may be long term depending on the particular need of the rescued animal.
Skills: Must have a proper space, loving environment and the time to care for animal.
Time Commitment: 1+ hour per day. Time required to foster an animal varies greatly depending on the animal’s age, health and social skills.
Assist in the adoption events scheduled by ARL throughout the week, and on weekends at various locations within the community. Adoption volunteers will assist by showing animals available for adoption, sharing information about the animals to potential homes, and screening applicants in order to determine an ideal match for the animal and the adopting family.
Skills: Must be reliable, pay attention to detail, feel comfortable talking to a variety of people and the ability to handle various types of animals.
Time Commitment: 4+ hours per month. This position varies depending on the number of adoption events scheduled each month. Volunteers for this position need to be available on either Saturday or Sunday between 12:30 am and 3:30 pm. Must be willing to set up display and have your own transportation.
This position involves grooming, cleaning cat trees, cleaning bedding and living quarters to keep a healthy environment at our shelter. The custodian’s primary responsibility is to scoop the litter boxes and feed the animals morning and evening…..plus love, love, love is a must on the kitties.
Skills: Physical labor is involved and must have the ability to lift 40 lbs. Must have the willingness to roll up your sleeves and deep clean.
Time Commitment: 8+ hours per month. Must have own transportation. Custodian volunteers are needed every day. Must not have allergy to cat hair or be sensitive to dust.
This position is looking for volunteers who can create fundraising opportunities to raise money for the organization and to develop and implement long term fundraising projects.
Skills: Must have strong communication, organizational skills and work with others.
Volunteer must feel comfortable working with individuals, existing donors and community businesses. Willingness to ask for cash and in-kind donations from the public. Computer and social media knowledge is a must.
Time Commitment: 6+hours per month. The amount of time will vary depending on the fundraising project
Shelter Maintenance Volunteer:
Responsibilities include ground maintenance, small fix-it jobs and enhancement projects at the shelter.
Skills: This position requires handyman-like ability. Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs and feels comfort working high places.
Time Commitment: 6+ hours per month. This amount of volunteer time depends on the particular project.
This program is for seniors 65+ years or old who likes cats. We need seniors to come into the shelter to brush and pet the animals. The main responsibility of the volunteer is to spend time with the cats. Play with the kitties is a must.
Skills: Person must be independent and have a love for cats. Must not have allergy to cat hair or be sensitive to dust. The position requires no heavy lifting.
Time Commitment: 8+ hours per month. Requires own transportation to shelter.
Social Media & Marketing Coordinator:
This position is for someone who can help with creating, updating and distributing an e-newsletter, designing and/or updating ARL’s social media (Facebook, twitter, blog, etc.), writing articles, updating website and developing ideas with implementation for public exposure opportunities for ARL.
Skills: Computer knowledge and the ability to work with others a must. Must have the ability for details. Proficiency in writing and is creative (thinks outside the box). Feel comfortable working with the business community.
Time Commitment: 8+ hours per month.
Animal Rescue League is always in need of volunteers willing to donate their time in a professional capacity, such as accountant, grant writer, web designer, fundraiser, and attorney or paralegal. If you would like to donate your time or services in this capacity, please contact us.
These animals desire a second chance! Help Animal Rescue League in their mission so the stray animals will have a voice. Fill out our Volunteer Application and Hold Harmless Agreement … then fax to (916) 714-2894. A volunteer will contact you.