At-Home Volunteering

We welcome students of all ages to work on projects at home that help the animals. The projects can then be delivered directly to AWS’ animals so students to see first-hand how their support makes a difference to the pets at AWS.

Because we can only offer limited on-site volunteer opportunities, we encourage all middle and high school students 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! Kids of all ages can also volunteer to help AWS through this project guide, conveniently and safely at home.

The At-Home Project Guide for students 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 student 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!

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! Get started by downloading the At-Home Project Guide.