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Thank you for your interest in working to accomplish CARE's mission!  

Volunteers are the backbone of the CARE organization, which offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities!

WAYS TO HELP CARE for Animals

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FOSTER HOMES

When you foster, you save a life! Foster families are essential to CARE's rescue/adoption effort because CARE has no physical animal shelter. The greater the number of available foster homes, the greater the number of adoptable animals we can save. In addition to shelter, we encourage foster volunteers to enhance the adoptability of their fostered animal by simply socializing the animal in a loving home and teaching basic manners such as walking on leash and house training. CARE provides the veterinary care and food, you provide the LOVE!

SATURDAY SHOWINGS

Each Saturday, CARE holds a showing for our adoptable pets. Four or five of our pets will be shown, and anyone who is interested in them can stop by and meet them. The volunteers at these showings are responsible for holding our pets on leashes and showing them off to the world! These showings are our most effective strategy for finding our pets their forever homes, so we need volunteers that are outgoing and friendly to make our furry friends look good!

TRANSPORT VOLUNTEERS

Transport volunteers transport our pets across central Arkansas, packing up and dropping off pets at vet appointments, Paws in Prison transfers, showings, and adoptions. Being a transporter is easy and fun! You will be placed on an email list, and when transportation is needed, you’ll get an email with the details. You can let us know whichever trips suit your schedule. We also reimburse for mileage, and can provide crates if necessary.

CASEWORKERS

Our caseworkers serve as a liaison between our pets and the people who apply to adopt them. They assess each applicant to find the perfect fit for our pets, conducting interviews, home visits, and meet and greets between the pet and the potential adopters. Caseworkers can choose how many pets they want to casework, and the majority of the work is done from home via phone or email. CARE is dedicated to finding each of our pets not just a home, but the BEST home possible, so caseworkers are crucial to achieving our mission!

HEADQUARTERS/GIFT SHOP

Be the first to welcome guests to CARE's headquarters/gift shop!  Friendly, helpful, and positive volunteers provide an important introduction for our guests to CARE and its mission, assist CARE employees, and provide valuable public relations/fundraising support by greeting the folks who shop our great gift shop items offered in partnership with Doggy Daddy

SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER ASSISTANT

This volunteer position assists the Programs Coordinator in corresponding with individuals in need of spay/neuter vouchers.  Duties include responding to voucher requests, filling out paperwork, and mailing vouchers.  Ideally, this volunteer would be able to commit to 3 or more hours each week in the CARE office.

 





SPECIAL EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS

Paws at the Net- Have a ball for a good cause at Paws at the Net—a charity tennis tournament benefiting CARE! 

Paws in the Vineyard - A memorable night of wine-tasting, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and a fabulous silent auction.  Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, wine pouring, and more!

Paws on the Runway - CARE's annual runway event at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion spotlights local celebrities and their pets, as well as adoptable CARE dogs who walk the runway and entertain the crowd! Food/drink/ auction items accompany the runway show. Volunteers are needed for planning, as well as registration, auction set-up and sales, and wrangling the canine models as they await the runway!

Photos with Santa - Photographs of our community's pets with Santa Claus is holiday fun! Volunteers handle check-in, photo package sales, and assist Santa and his photographer as needed!

 

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

DONATE ITEMS - Since CARE does not have its own kennels, we depend on Foster Homes to keep our CARE animals. When needed, we provide our Fosters with supplies for the pet.

CARE is ALWAYS in need of these items:

 

 

Are you ready to have a great time while helping homeless pets and supporting CARE's mission?

Submit the CARE Volunteer Application Today! 

Please bring your completed CARE Volunteer Release Form with you the first time you volunteer!

Questions?  Call 501-603-CARE (2273), or email us at care@careforanimals.org.