Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Volunteering at Peggy Adams 

Our volunteers play an important role at the League and each task performed makes a significant contribution to the health and welfare of the animals. By offering your time and talent, you improve the quality of life for our animals while they wait for their new forever homes. If you think you can't volunteer because you'd want to take all of the animals home, there are other areas and departments that need your help and when you volunteer, you help 1000's!

If you're unable to volunteer, please consider making a donation to help the animals. Click below to make your donation! 

I want to make a difference...


 


How to Get Started...

Volunteers must be 17 years of age or older. For youth opportunities, CLICK here

If you are required to complete court appointed community service hours CLICK here for more information prior to registering for an Open House. 

Volunteer Open Houses are held at the Animal Rescue League. Attending an open house and scheduling a follow up interview with the Volunteer Program Manager are prerequisites to volunteering on campus. Training in certain areas must also be completed prior to the first shift. 

Those attending an open house should look for 'Volunteer Orientation' lawn signs to direct them to the correct building. The sessions typically last 1.5 hours depending on the number of attendees. We begin and end on time - so please be punctual. The doors will close five minutes after the scheduled start time and those who are late will be asked to register for another session. 

Each Open House is immediately followed by a foster parent training class. Qualified potential volunteers will be asked to commit to a weekly schedule and a minimum of 4 hours per week in a specific role recommended by the Volunteer Progam Manager and agreed to by the volunteer. 

As a reminder, these open houses are meant for people ages 17 or older; for young adults and adults who can work independently with minimal supervision or special accommodation.

Essential capabilities for volunteering include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to commit to a weekly schedule for three (3) months or more 
  • Ability to work well with others - staff and volunteers 
  • Ability to take instruction 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Computer literacy 
  • Average vision
  • Ability to tolerate loud noises and unpleasant odors
  • Ability to walk unaided on uneven and/or rough terrain 
  • Use of both hands simultaneously 
  • High level of manual dexterity

To view all volunteer positions, CLICK here


Open House Dates Below...

Open House sessions are typically hosted twice per month (subject to change).

Sessions are always hosted on a Wednesday at 3pm and always on a Saturday at 9:30am.

You must register in advance to hold your seat. 

There isn't an application process prior to attending an Open House. 


Looking for youth options? CLICK here
Looking to become a Foster? CLICK here 
Looking to become an Adoption Ambassador? CLICK here 

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DECEMBER Volunteer Open House Sessions - Click 'Register for this Event' to view dates

Date: Dec 2 to 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Register For This Event
Location: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Start your volunteer journey at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League with this informative open house. Saturday orientations are limited admission due to space. ***Volunteers must be 17 years or older.
DECEMBER Volunteer Open House Sessions - Click 'Register for this Event' to view dates

JANUARY 2018 Volunteer Open House Sessions - Click 'Register for this Event' to view dates

Date: Jan 6 to 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Register For This Event
Location: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Start your volunteer journey at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League with this informative open house. Saturday orientations are limited admission due to space. ***Volunteers must be 17 years or older.
JANUARY 2018 Volunteer Open House Sessions - Click 'Register for this Event' to view dates

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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
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