Dog Mentor

Free exercise, cuddles and kisses!  Dog mentoring has an important impact on the dogs at the rescue.  Some of our animals may just enjoy a good stroll, or belly rub and others may need more one-on-one time and training.  Some may need a quiet human friend to show them people can be gentle and loving. Volunteer duties include: walking, brushing, and spending quality time with our canine residents. Volunteers must be 18 years old and commit to coming to the rescue at least once a week. (Available Volunteer Hours: Monday-Friday 12-4pm).

Cat Socializing VolunteerJoomla

Make new friends with cats! The cats here love when human friends come spend time with them - they love to sit in your lap and receive extra attention. Some could use a good brushing or need some socialization skills. You'll be rewarded with lots of purrs! (Hours available to volunteers: Monday-Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm)

Events & Fundraising Volunteer

Animal Rescue, Inc. often gets invited to community events to share information about our organization and responsible pet care. Help spread the word by helping staff a booth at a local event or adopt-a-thon. Volunteering may include transporting animals and/or materials and being comfortable talking to the public. Bubbly, outgoing personality a plus! (Hours available to volunteers: Typically weekends and some evenings)

Transportation Volunteer

We are in need of volunteers to transport sick animals as needed to veterinarian's offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland. (Hours available to volunteers: as needed)

Adoption Processing Volunteer

Adoptions are the heartbeat of our Rescue. Come help animals fine their forever homes by assisting in processing incoming applications by conducting phone interviews with references, landlords and veterinarians, reviewing judiciary and housing searches and more. (Hours available to volunteers: Flexible, at home and as needed)

Home Visit Volunteer

Help animals find their forever homes by becoming a home visit volunteer! We'll train you to meet with potential adopters in their homes to go over the ins and outs of pet care, inspect the home and backyard for potential issues and more. We cannot find dogs their forever homes without your help! (Hours available to volunteers: Flexible, typically evenings and/or weekends.)

Clinic Volunteer

Have some medical experience? Put it to good use to help the animals! We are looking for assistants to help in our clinic, most often working side-by-side with our veterinarians and technicians at our feline spay/neuter clinics. (Hours available to volunteers: one night each week from 5 pm - ? [usually late hours]).

Office Assistant Volunteer

Our office functions with the help of volunteers! We need volunteers to take and make phone calls, clean the office in the morning, conduct filing, assist visitors, lead tours, write letters and more. (Hours available to volunteers: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm)

Maintenance Volunteer

As an old farm, we're always in need of maintenance, upkeep and repairs. Come help paint, mow, do small odds and ends and more. (Hours available to volunteers: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm)

Organizational Specialist Volunteer

Love to keep things organized? We could use a few handy volunteers to conduct upkeep on some of our storage areas. On a smaller scale, we can always use volunteers to write thank you letters, organize coupons, sweep outside areas, and consolidate animal and medical supplies. It’s a volunteer experience that makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something to help animals! (Hours available to volunteers: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm)

TNR Volunteer

Want to help animals but don’t have a much time? Animal Rescue, Inc. is starting a TNR (trap-neuter-release) Team to help combat the feral cat population in our surrounding community. Right now we are in need of Trap Checkers, Colony Caretakers, and Cat Keepers. Trap Checkers (10-30 minutes per shift) will set and check humane traps according to a schedule (Sunday through Saturday spots are available -- Morning, Afternoon, and Evening shifts). Colony Caretakers (20-30 minutes per shift) make sure the cats in a specific location are fed and have fresh water on a regular basis. They also oversee the health of the cats within the colony and alert ARI if there seems to be a problem with anyone. Cat Keepers will then house the cats in cages until the next scheduled spay/neuter clinic. Depending on the sex of the animal and the current weather, cats will need to be kept for up to seven days after surgery. ARI will cover the cost of the surgery, vaccines, deworming, flea treatment, and any other necessary medical treatments.