At-Home Project Volunteers

Help the animals, from the comfort of your home!

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The At-Home Project Guide  includes enrichment activities and resources for our animals. Each project directly supports the health and welfare of the pets at AWS, bringing them joy, comfort and enrichment while they wait to be adopted. The listed projects offer varying levels of difficulty, skill and time commitment. Projects range from constructing a feral cat shelter to making no-bake dog treats and so much more. The best part about these projects – they are fun!

We welcome people of all ages to work on projects at home that help the animals. For students, this is an especially meaningful way to make a difference, by working together with friends, fellow Scouts or family members to work on projects. In most cases, students can deliver the projects directly to AWS’ animals so they can see first-hand how their support makes a difference.

We encourage all individuals seeking to complete their service hours to do so at home using our At-Home Project Guide as a resource. Don’t have community service hours to complete but still want to help the animals? We love to hear that! These projects create items and resources used by our pets every day.

For students, before beginning a project, feel free to check in with our Youth Program Coordinator, Amanda Zimmerman at (207) 985-3244 ext. 109 or via email for information and encouragement.

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Jackie the guinea pig and his friend Chelsea want you to know that they're Team #awsdog! Just like guinea pigs, dogs love to cuddle and therefore, they deserve the crown. However, those pesky cats remain ahead of the competition! Help Team #awsdog win by donating now! Follow our LinkTree right to the Giving Tuesday page. Woof!
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The cats and dogs at AWS are ready for another friendly competition this Giving Tuesday on November, 28! Who will win?This year's competition centers around which species is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines? Throughout the day on Giving Tuesday, follow along on our social media pages as the pets and people of AWS try to convince you which of their favorite species deserves your support as the coziest, cuddliest animal. 

Remember, the team who raises the most funds on Tuesday will be crowned this year’s Giving Tuesday winner. Most importantly, all funds raised in this friendly competition support pet care here at AWS. We look forward to seeing which pet comes out on top as the coziest companion! 

(psst! You can help your favorite team get ahead by donating early on our website. Just follow the link tree in our profile to the Giving Tuesday page!)