What it means to Volunteer

volunteerVolunteers are welcome to customize the time they share with us at Ari’s Place by choosing their scheduled times and activities such as giving direct care to dogs, community outreach, providing administrative support and event planning. Other options are also available through which volunteers can contribute to the welfare of needy, homeless dogs.

No matter your gender, financial situation or age, there is always something you can do to benefit the dogs and the organization. Training will be provided.


  • Are you lonely or looking for friends after moving to a new town?

  • Do you want a dog of your own but can’t make that commitment right now?

  • Do you love being around dogs but travel often?

  • Do you want to add a community service experience to your resume or college application?

Some of the Benefits

  • Make new friends – Sometimes meeting new 2-legged friends can be difficult. While having fun and learning new skills with our 4-legged residents, you can widen your social circle to include compassionate people who share your interest in helping animals. Some may even become lifelong friends.
  • Be part of an important team – Rescues need money and volunteers to keep their doors open. Every day, there are more and more homeless animals that face the very real danger of being euthanized in a high-kill shelter. They may be highly adoptable animals but are randomly chosen (usually owner surrenders), killed simply to make space. Without you, we cannot save these precious souls.
  • Network – Beyond social interaction, you will make new contacts with whom to network or you may even encounter a job opportunity within or outside of the volunteer community.
  • Learn or improve a skill – Whether you are a new graduate, making a career change or just want to try something new and different, volunteers are needed in many areas and can provide you with new experiences and many other benefits. See our Volunteer Application (click here) to see just some of the opportunities.
  •  Stay active, stay healthy – Volunteering keeps your mind and body more active and therefore healthier in so many ways.
  • Participate in social events – You will have the opportunity to interact and network with people of many different cultures, backgrounds, ages, professions and lifestyles who are as interested in animal welfare as you are. And it’s fun!!
  •  Raise awareness – Dozens of dogs are being randomly executed in high-kill shelters every day. This must stop and only all of us, together, can stop it. Please join us in our mission!
  • Work for a great cause – A no-kill society!

Every volunteer role, whether it is direct animal contact, office support or community outreach comes with the pride and satisfaction of knowing you are saving the lives of other living beings who otherwise would be killed through no fault of their own. You are their safety net. You are their second chance.

Thank You For Caring!