Become a Volunteer
The Animal Protective Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. We are engaged in quite a number of services which include the following features.
- Shelter and care for homeless dogs and cats.
- Adoption services.
- Veterinary clinic.
- Lost and found assistance.
- Education and outreach.
Being a representative of this organization, I would like to invite you and your friends to become volunteers of our Association. As a volunteer, there are a number of cool things that come along from which you will benefit.
- Develop new skills and gain valuable work experience.
- Meet new people with similar interests and concerns.
- Enjoy support, feedback and gratitude, from a caring staff.
- Have fun doing something good for homeless animals.
- Be a voice for the thousands of homeless animals we serve.
- Use your professional skills in a new setting.
- Learn new skills and discover new talents.
- Create a schedule that works for you.
We at APA really appreciate our volunteers who come to us in large numbers. We also involve kids who are not yet 16 years old by assisting them in plenty of other ways in which they can help the animals here. Listed below are a few ideas.
- Collection of used cell phones.
Donating used cell phones to APA is one of the ways. APA has partnered with a company that will buy used cell phones from non-profit organizations like us. This is a great way to raise funds for the animals by doing something practical and doing good for the environment as well.
- Collection of towels.
This involves gathering clean towels and sheets from family, friends and neighbors and donating them to APA. These are used in cages for the animals to snuggle up, or after surgery, or to make them more comfortable.
- Making cat toys.
Cats in APA love to play and volunteers are encouraged to make toys for the cats. We have a number of patterns available if you want to make toys, or quilts, for our kittens and cats.
- Organize a bake sale or a yard sale.
You can contribute some of the money you make to APA. We, on the other hand, can buy toys and lots of other things the animals may need.
Once you become a part of us, we will engage you in classes at our shelter or at your location. This is to help you, as a new member, to familiarize yourself with our Association, as well as with our staff. At our shelter, there are programs which will include tours with animal petting, where all presentations will include take home educational materials. There will be short classes ranging from 20 minutes to an hour which can also be adjusted to suit your needs.
We, as an organization, will be very glad to have you as part of our team and we shall do everything possible to make you feel comfortable. Our staff and members are here to help you in any way you may want.
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