Future Volunteers

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READY TO GET STARTED?

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Virtual Open Houses will be done ONLINE, from home, at your convenience
 
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There isn't an application process prior to viewing the virtual open house session and open house is required for all new volunteers.

NOTE: The Open House says volunteers must be 17 years of age. Please disregard - the age has been lowered to 16 and we are working on updating the presentation. 


Volunteering at Peggy Adams 

Our volunteers play an important role at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Each task performed makes a significant contribution to the health and welfare of our 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!

How to Get Started...

Volunteer Open Houses are done virtually online. Viewing the open house presentation 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. 

As a reminder, these open houses are meant for people ages 16 or older; for young adults and adults who can work independently with minimal supervision or special accommodation.

For all interested individuals who are 16 and 17 years old, please note that you will need to have a parent/guardian present during your interview to sign the liability waiver.

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 commit to at least one shift per week
  • Ability to work well with others - staff and volunteers 
  • Ability to take instruction 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to speak and understand English 
  • Average vision
  • Computer literacy 
  • 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

 

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are an extension of the staff at Peggy Adams.  Each position has training, scheduling and physical requirements. Review the role descriptions of volunteers needed at Peggy Adams. 

 

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“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle

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