You can make a difference in an animal's life!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at ARLNH. Our committed volunteers make ongoing contributions to our programmatic, animal, and facility needs. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation and then move on to training in various areas of the shelter.


You must complete an application. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an invitation to our next orientation or a call to schedule a day of service. Orientation sessions are offered every 4-6 weeks. 


​At your orientation session, you will learn about the history of the ARLNH, offered services and programs, animals under our care, staff roles, and our volunteer opportunities. At the end of the orientation you will be brought on a tour of the shelter. We ask for a $10 orientation donation which is used to offset operational expenses and those associated with our volunteer program.

For more information on volunteering at the ARLNH, please contact:​​

Amanda Storace

Volunteer Coordinator

603-472-3647 xt 111

Email Amanda

Please select the appropriate age category below to start your application.

Steps for Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteer Applicants Ages 14 &15

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Download and complete a NH Employer's Request for Child Labor.
  3. Attend the volunteer orientation.
  4. Be accompanied by a parent or guardian whenever volunteering at the shelter.
  5. Parents or legal guardians must also complete and submit an application and attend the orientation.

Volunteer Applicants Ages 16 & 17

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Attend the volunteer orientation.
  3. Complete and print a NH Department of Labor Parental Permission form.
  4. Have your parent or legal guardian sign the completed NH Department of Labor Parental Permission form.

Volunteer Applicants Ages 18 +

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Attend the volunteer orientation.

Volunteering Hours

  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 5pm
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8am - 7pm
  • On and offsite event hours as scheduled in advance

Animal Rescue League of NH

545 Route 101

Bedford, NH 03110


Contact Us

Adoption Hours:  By appointment only

Surrender a Pet :  By appointment only

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