Become a Volunteer

AS A VOLUNTEER YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM FULFILLMENT, PERSONAL GROWTH, SATISFACTION AND EXPANDED SKILLS.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Animal Refuge Center! ARC- a for-impact volunteer organization and sanctuary-provides a clean, safe, no-kill environment for cats and dogs within the Lee County area.

Volunteering at an animal sanctuary can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Each person is an integral piece of overall success in our mission to shelter dogs and cats until we are able to find them forever homes. We are also here to educate the public about humane treatment of companion animals and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Volunteer opportunities include:

BASIC CARE

Basic Care Volunteers play a critical role to keep the cats healthy and happy in addition to socializing with them. Daily care includes feeding/water, scooping/cleaning, laundry and socializing.
 


CAT SOCIALIZATION PROGRAM

Cat Socialization Volunteers play a critical role in the lives of semi-feral and feral cats, as well as shy cats. By socializing the cats, there is mental stimulation as well as physical stimulation. The major contributions that socialization provide, are more adoptable cats, as well as a more pleasant living environment for them.


DOG SOCIALIZATION & EXERCISE

The Dog Care Volunteers provide mental and physical stimulation for the dogs at ARC. From walking and bathing, to training and socialization, volunteers play a critical role. Volunteers must have the physical strength to handle working with the dogs, as well as proper handling skills and training from our Canine Care Staff.


ADMINISTRATION

Staff is limited, and there is always a need for volunteers to help with administrative projects, answering phones, returning messages, and greeting visitors and potential adopters. 

Qualifications: Volunteering with administration requires an outgoing personality and positive attitude.


JUNIOR AMBASSADOR

Junior Ambassadors are youth between the ages of 10 - 15 years. Junior Ambassadors are a part of the Animal Refuge Center's
volunteer program represent ARC at many events, fundraisers and educational promotions.
 


EVENTS

The Animal Refuge Center is involved in many offsite events, often on a weekly basis. We are always in need of good volunteers to help with events while positively representing ARC.

Minimum age: 16

Event Volunteers serve up to 8 hours Daily.