On-site volunteers assist in both animal handling and clerical roles. Tasks range from helping in our laundry room, making enrichment toys, sorting donations, walking our dogs, cuddling with our cats and nurturing our bunnies.
Volunteers also assist with the organization and set-up, operations and tear down of on-site and offsite adoption and community events. Volunteers can also attend local offsite adoption events (with adoptable animals or not) thoughout the year, spreading awareness and promoting animals in our care.
Think you're too young to make a difference? THINK AGAIN!!
If you're 8 years old or older you can participate in our Junior Volunteer Program. You'll be able to help care for the health & well being of the pets in the shelter & help us find them wonderful new homes.
Do you want to volunteer but the shelter closes before you're done work or school? Get a little overwhelmed by the number of animals at the shelter? Have a limited amount of time to volunteer but still want to make a huge difference in the lives of homeless pets?
Try volunteer at our Petsmart Adoption Center! Volunteer anytime during store hours - much more flexible that the shelters' hours.
Foster caregivers save the lives of orphaned dogs, puppies, cats and kittens as well as pets who are recovering from illness or injury and need extra TLC to heal and become ready for adoption. Fosters provide a safe and loving temporary home while SJRAS provides the support, supplies and medical care.
Give them a lift!! Volunteer with our transport program by providing rides to dogs and cats needing to get to our rescue partners or vet appointments.
Transports may be local or could be hours away. Each time a transportation need arises we'll contact our transporters list with the details about what we need help with & from there you can decide which transports you'll assist with and which you'll leave up to other volunteers.
Do you have community service hours to complete for a school/church requirement?
Or maybe you have hours as a result of a legal issue.
Either way, this is the section for you!
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Adult Volunteer Program
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