ROAR would not exist if not for its volunteers. From 8 in the morning to 8 at night, rain or shine, 365 days a year, our 100-plus volunteers are continually in and out of the shelter — feeding, cleaning, walking, playing, washing and grooming. And when it comes to supporting our special events, they are the first ones to lend a helping hand. They are essential to our organization and of course our pets’ best friends.
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
You must be 18 years or older to volunteer at the shelter – no exceptions. To ensure everyone’s safety, volunteers are not allowed to bring children with them to the shelter during their shift.
Our volunteers are involved in just about every aspect of ROAR’s operation. Here’s a sampling:
Laundry & general housekeeping
Dog transports pick-ups
Fundraiser and special event staffing
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Although the under -18 year olds cannot volunteer at the shelter there are plenty of ways to get involved.
ROAR Youth Program – 12-17 year olds can volunteer on the shift with a parent that has volunteered at the shelter weekly for 6 months or longer
Community service hours
RHS senior class internships
Mini-fundraisers – many children have used bake sales as a way to support ROAR
Birthday and Bat Mitzvah gifts – we often have children request a donation to ROAR in lieu of gifts
For more information about adult and youth opportunities:
Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via email about our volunteer program.
You’ll be invited to attend a 1 hour Volunteer Orientation Session, held monthly, to learn more about ROAR.
ROAR requires a valid email address in order to contact you. Email and internet are our primary means of communication.
Before your volunteering starts, you must attend a mandatory three hour training session where you will get hands-on experience on the entire ROAR operation.
Foster Care Program
Occasionally we have animals that need to go into a foster home. Being a foster family is a great way of volunteering for ROAR if you are working from home etc.
We may use foster care in these situations:
Kittens that are too young/small/sick to eat on their own
Kittens who need extensive medical care/attention
Cats that needs special care
Puppies who will not nurse
Dogs that are old/sick/depressed/scared etc.
Animals recovering from major surgery (not spay/neuter)
The advantages of foster care are many.
Approved foster families provide a safe home, love and supportive care. ROAR provides food, litter (cat fosters), training (dog fosters) and all veterinary care will be covered for the fostered animal.
For further information about our foster program and how to become a foster family, please contact our Foster Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers – Making a Difference!
ROAR WISHES TO EXPRESS A HEARTFELT
THANKYOU TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSORS
FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT