Animal Welfare Volunteer Opportunities
To save a dog’s life. To give a sweet, innocent dog a real chance at finding a loving, caring lifelong adoptive home. People abandon, abuse, or give up their dogs for a variety of reasons. Many of these dogs find temporary safe shelter at regional SPCAs or Humane Societies and then find new homes. But others fall through the cracks and remain on the streets, deteriorate in a stressful shelter situation and are unlikely to be adopted, or are the unfortunate casualties of some counties’ overstrained shelter systems and are scheduled for euthanasia simply due to overcrowding. In many cases, CDR is their last safety net–their last chance.
Volunteers are asked to support and promote the mission of the SPCA and abide by the shelter’s written volunteer policies which will be provided at an orientation. All assignments are arranged with the individual and the Volunteer Program Manager to ensure the best placement for both the volunteer and the organization.
Working with wildlife is as rewarding as it is frustrating and heart-breaking. Imagine the joy of bottle feeding a baby raccoon or experiencing a successful release to the wild. Imagine the frustration of having a litter pan spilled within minutes of cleaning a cage or having a baby animal soil or wet your shirt. Imagine the heart-break of euthanization or an outbreak of distemper. If you are critter compassionate, not afraid to work, eager to learn and can be available when the animals need you most, then wildlife rehabilitation may be for you and is an activity that relatively few people get to experience.
IC Animal Rights explores animal related issues among both wild and domestic animal species. Through educational meetings and hands-on service trips to animal sanctuaries, IC Animal Rights hopes to emphasize the interconnectedness of all species. IC Animal Rights serves as an open forum for dialogue regarding animal issues. IC Animal Rights does not discriminate based on dietary lifestyles. Activities include fundraising, event planning, and service trips.
The objectives of Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Ithaca College are to educate the Ithaca College community and greater public about Guiding Eyes for the Blind and their puppy raising program, including but not limited to: greeting puppies on campus appropriately, getting others involved as sitters, raisers and general body members, and sharing our presence in the community and on campus. For more information about how to become involved with our Organization, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.