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Volunteers Appreciated!

Are you considering a regular volunteer commitment at The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire?  Please complete this online application. Once processed, you will be invited to attend one of our volunteer orientation sessions. At this session you will learn about the history of the League, our many and varied programs, our animals and our volunteering opportunities.  You will also have the chance to ask questions about the shelter and talk to active volunteers and take a behind-the-scenes tour. 

At the orientation will request a $10 donation. 

Why do we ask for a donation? 

This donation will not only support our mission but also exemplifies your commitment to the ARLNH and our volunteer training programs. At the end of orientation, you will be able to sign up for animal specific training

Please make sure you are familiar with the age, supervision, and documentation requirements listed on the right hand side of this page.  

  

Currently our biggest needs are Cat Cage Cleaners, Dog Kennel Cleaners, Dog  Walkers and Small Animal Cleaners. All of these roles happen first thing in the AM, 7 days a week.  We also need help at off site events and fundraisers which often occur on nights or weekends.

 

Community Service/Short-Term/Single Day Volunteers

For individuals that want to volunteer short term or a single day, we have set up a program just for you called the Day of Service! Short term volunteers must fill out this application. Once your application is processed, you will be eligible to register for day of service activities. You will receive and invitation and confirmation.

As a short term volunteer you will not be working directly with the animals (due to training requirements).

Volunteers participating in short term service will be doing odds and ends type activities. Tasks could include washing windows, empty animal crates, removing trash, bathrooms, vacuuming, organizing areas, restocking, putting donations away, weeding, and other cleaning type of projects. Please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes.

   Our next Day of Service dates are: 

Thursday August 14th 4-6pm

Sunday August 17th 4-6pm

I am also seeking someone to do weekly mowing, weeding and general landscaping activities.

Saturday September 20th 6AM-12pm or 12PM-4PM

YOU WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AFTER YOUR APPLICATION IS PROCESSED. Please do not just show up, you won't be permitted to stay.

 

 For short term volunteers, the youth requirements to the right of this paragraph still apply.  If you are between 14 and 17 please read those restrictions.  

Court ordered community service volunteers will need to provide a copy of their court order prior to attending a day of service. 

Contact Lgalletta@@rescueleague.org for more information or to register for the Day of Service.

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 "My volunteer efforts directly contribute to homeless animals finding forever homes" -Christine

"It has been rewarding to work with cats that come into the shelter hissing and  and leave purring and rubbing against their new owners"- Rosemarie

"I have been an ARL volunteer for 8+ years. Coming here and working with the cats is my therapy.  A place I can forget about the other issues in my life."- Linda

"I  volunteer because of my passion to save helpless pets and to work with the wonderful people of the ARL"- Kip

Volgistics

 Important Requirements

  • You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.

  • Anyone 14 or 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. The parent or guardian must also attend the orientation session, complete an online application and agree to all waivers for themselves as well as the minor.

  • Those ages 14 and 15 require a NH Youth Working Certificate. Not required for single day or one time volunteers.

  • Those 16 & 17 are required to have their online application completed by their parent or legal guardian.

  • Cleaning duties offer the most animal contact. These are only done in the mornings, 7 days a week.

  • WORK or CLIENT CENTERED PROGRAMS please contact the Director of Volunteer Services to learn more about requirements and offerings. 

Director of Volunteer Services

  Laurie Galletta


 

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