Community Service Volunteers
Those needing community service hours should download our At-Home Project Guide to find ways to help the animals from the comfort and safety of your home. The guide includes enrichment activities and resources for our animals that are fun to work on! Projects offer varying levels of difficulty, skill and time commitment. Once completed, projects can be dropped off at AWS and will be put to use right away. Hours spent working on the projects can count toward community service requirements.
Service Hours for Adults
If you are an adult looking to complete service hours and have already reviewed the At-Home Project Guide, please apply to become an AWS volunteer. Hours served at AWS will contribute to your community service requirements. Duties for community service volunteers primarily focus on cleaning – kennels, cages, laundry, floors, doors, crates, etc. as needed. There are sometimes opportunities to help with offsite events. Please note that the on-boarding process to become an official AWS volunteer can take a couple weeks so we encourage those interested to plan ahead to make sure you have enough time to go through orientation, on-boarding and training before your service hours are due.
Service Hours for Students
We offer several opportunities for middle school and high school students to achieve their community service hours for AWS, both by doing projects at home and by volunteering at AWS. On-site youth volunteering opportunities take place on select half days and school vacation weeks. Please check out Half Day Helpers (grades 2-5) and Junior Volunteers (grades 6-12) to register for any upcoming sessions.
Middle and high school students can also complete their community service hours at home and we encourage them to do so. The projects they work on at home can then be delivered directly to AWS’ animals so students can see first-hand how their service hours make a difference to the pets at AWS.
The At-Home Project Guide for students includes enrichment activities and resources for our animals that are fun to work on! Projects offer varying levels of difficulty, skill and time commitment. Download the At-Home Guide today!