both domestic animal shelters and wildlife shelters. I find it harder emotionally to volunteer at the animal shelter with all the cats and dogs because I know they need to find someone to take them home and love them, where as you just help the wildlife grow into functioning adults and release them, so it is much more rewarding in that sense. 3 months ago
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I’ve been looking into getting two new kittens recently and have decided that I want to adopt from a shelter. I realized that they really need good homes and would love to help. That made me realize that in the future when possible I would like to volunteer, especially knowing extra help is needed. In fact I created this today to remind me of it so I don’t forget.
I love animals. <3 3 months ago
I started volunteering five weeks ago in the boarding center. I volunteer two hours a week for cat cuddling and three hours a week for cleaning. I actually look forward to the two days of the week that I get to volunteer.
The cleaning shift is three hours of non-stop cleaning and it is such good exercise and I enjoy doing it because I know it’s for the animals. The cat cuddling is good for obvious reasons lol.
I love animals and have wanted to volunteer for years so I knew that this goal would be worthwhile and meaningful to me. Being around animals is always a nice feeling and the staff and other volunteers that I have met are such friendly/nice people. Over all volunteering has been a very pleasant and enjoyable experience for me.
I would love to work there one day or somewhere similar, that would be my dream job, it wouldn’t even feel like work because I’d be doing something I love. I think most jobs like that are only part time and I need full-time work so unfortunately for me I most likely will not get to work in that area. If there was a real possibility that I could get full-time work in this area I would complete the required studying/training asap. 8 months ago
Today I had my first day of the cleaning/laundry shift in the boarding center. It’s hard work and so dirty, at the end of the shift I just wanted to come home and wash my clothes and shower and wash my hair.
It’s completely worth it though because it’s for the animals, it’s also good exercise which is another plus. 9 months ago
Today was my first day volunteering at the shelter, I was cat cuddling in the boarding center. The cats were just darling, it didn’t even feel like volunteer work :)
I am going to be cat cuddling in boarding once per week and cleaning in boarding once per week, those are now considered my permanent roles until I am unable to continue volunteering. 9 months ago
I received my police clearance certificate in the mail last week and have since organised some volunteer work for next week :)
I wanted to volunteer in whichever area needed more people so I’ll be volunteering in cat cuddling in boarding first, once weekly.
When I get there we’ll be going over the roster properly, I’m hoping to volunteer in other areas too if possible, like cleaning and cat cuddling in the shelter.
I’m willing to volunteer on any weekday, any time. I’ve decided not to volunteer on weekends because most of the rallies I go to are held on weekends and it is very important to me to attend the rallies. 10 months ago
I went to the animal shelter this week to attend the volunteer information session where I filled out an application form.
I found out that this particular shelter is in fact not a no-kill shelter which is very disappointing. It’s the only local shelter so I had no other options of volunteering elsewhere.
In order to be able to volunteer, I need to have a current police clearance certificate. I’ve sent my application form off and am waiting for the certificate to arrive in the mail.
I put my name down for three different areas of volunteering: cleaning, office admin and cat cuddling in the shelter and in boarding. They may not even need me to volunteer so I just have to wait and see what happens. 11 months ago