Animals are easy to love, but not everyone can have pets where they live or due to their work schedules. Some people love animals but don’t want full-time responsibility. And some that do have pets just can’t ever seem to have enough.
In any case, there are many reasons to volunteer with organizations that help animals, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. If you’re interested in being an animal volunteer here are some local organizations you can check out near you.
National Animal Organizations
The following are a few organizations that can lead you to a volunteer opportunity that suits your needs and preferences. You can follow the link to each and explore more about what each organization has available.
Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society is a well-known organization that aims to protect all animals. Unfortunately, they don’t always have the hands, time, and resources to complete the outreach they wish for. And they gladly accept volunteers to help in many different areas. If you choose to volunteer with the humane society, you can get involved with tasks such as rescuing animals, in-shelter care, such as feedings and baths, fostering animals in your home, and more.
Animal Humane Society
The Animal Humane Society is also dedicated to protecting animals and is happy to accept volunteers both on and off-site. They do provide openings for volunteers that want to work directly in the shelter and for those who wish to foster animals. However, they have various other volunteer roles, such as toy making, picking up donations, transporting animals, food distribution, and more.
The ASPCA or Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has volunteer opportunities available around the country for different types of animals. For instance, there are several positions that allow you to work in adoption shelters to help sort donations, clean animal enclosures, wash laundry, and more. Other volunteer examples include fostering pets, working with horse advocates, rescuing animals in crisis, and more.