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We're sorry, but we currently do not have a community service program.
The Volunteer Community here at the AWS is unlike any other volunteer opportunity. It is a rewarding and encouraging experience. The animals love the attention and time spent with them to make their stay here a happy one.
Without the help of our volunteers, we would be unable to accomplish all we do with and for the animals.
Commitment and communication are the keys to a successful group of caring, considerate people who are all here for the same reason because they love the animals.
If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of volunteers, read on and find out more about our volunteer opportunities we have available.
*Meet new people with similar interests
* The personal satisfaction of community service
* Develop new skills while helping the Shelter
* To be able to support a cause you believe in
What is the Mobile Adoption Team?
A dedicated group of volunteers who work with the dogs on a one to one basis and take them into the community for socialization and a chance to be seen by potential adopters. More....
How do I get started?
Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Please fill out an application and fax, mail or bring it to the Shelter on Holland Road. We will contact you to schedule an Orientation. All volunteers must complete an Orientation prior to volunteering. Once the Orientation is completed, we ask each volunteer to commit to at least two hours per week or eight hours per month. This commitment runs for a six month period, at which time it is reviewed. Mainers who fly south for the winter can usually be accomodated as well. It is at the Orientation that you will be able to let us know what you would like to do.
I can't volunteer at the shelter but I want to be involved, what can I do?
Click here for "How to Help"
Fostering pets that are not ready to be available for adoption is another great way to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. Read more.
Please check out our listing of Volunteer Opportunities. If you have any questions, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 985-3244 ext. 121. We will look forward to meeting you soon. On behalf of the animals here at the AWS thank you for your consideration!