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Cause - Animals

"I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people." -Doris Day

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." -Anatole France

 

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Grant Writer

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center is looking for a Grant Writer to help prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals. Volunteer requirements: Possess a broad knowledge of organizational structure, functions, and needs Possess essential knowledge of a grant application process Ability to incorporate accurate and pertinent information in the proposal or application Communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization Work with the board president to gather information necessary to complete grants

Pomona, NY

Through 3/2/21

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator that has management experience and is able to direct and organize volunteers and activities. The Volunteer Coordinator will keep track of volunteers and their hours, hold volunteer orientation sessions once a month, and send a monthly update via email. Some hours at the shelter are required, but the schedule is up to the volunteer!

Pomona, NY

Through 3/2/21

Farm & Wildlife Volunteers

Green Chimneys is looking for volunteers to help with its 200 animals at the Sam and Myra Ross Farm & Wildlife Center! Volunteers can assist students in caring for sheep, goats, camels, and other farm animals under the supervision of Green Chimneys staff, or learn to care for hawks, eagles, owls, and other birds of prey and wildlife. Volunteers can choose between the Teaching Barn (farm animals), the Wildlife Center (birds of prey and other wildlife), or weekend positions as guides on farm tours for the public.

Brewster, NY

Through 2/11/21

Pet Therapy Volunteer

SPARC is seeking volunteers to bring their pets to itsPet Connection program, which is designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The program is held every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in White Plains, and there's no minimum time commitment. Pets can be a dog, bunny, bird, reptile, or other appropriate animal.

White Plains, NY

Through 8/1/20

Horseback Riding Program Helper

SPARC provides recreational opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. On Saturday mornings, children and young adults meet for SPARC's Horseback Riding Program, where they learn how to ride horses. Horseback Riding Program Helpers walk next to riders and hold their ankles or thighs during lessons to keep them from falling. They can also help lead the horses, assist riders with brushing the animals, or walk the horses from the stables to the ring. All training will be provided; this is a great opportunity for volunteers who love animals to learn more about horses, how to saddle and feed them, and more!

Cortlandt, NY

Through 8/2/20

Temporary Service Dog Sitter

If you are not able to be a Puppy Raiser or Foster, but would like to help with one of our dogs, you can become a Sitter. Volunteer Sitters take our dogs into their homes for short periods of time to look after them when Raisers and Fosters are unavailable. No experience necessary Training is available #remotevolunteer

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/21

Foster a Service Dog

Volunteers are needed to foster service dogs while they are in training. Once dogs are around 18 months old and begin training with a professional BluePath trainer, they are fostered in the homes of volunteers that live in Dutchess County. Three to four times a week the foster must drop the dog off in Hopewell Junction in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. This allows all of the dogs to live in homes and not in kennels. Dogs remain with the foster until placement as a BluePath service dog. No experience required Training is available

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/21

Service Dog Puppy Raiser

Volunteers raise and socialize our puppies in their homes for approximately 12-16 months. They take them out to many different places and teach them basic commands and manners. Providing our dogs with these experiences helps give them a solid foundation and prepares them for the next phase of their service dog training. There is no experience necessary Training is available #remotevolunteer

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 4/30/21

Volunteer Service Dog Puppy Raisers

Putnam Service Dogs adopts mixed-breed puppies from local rescue organizations and trains them to become trusting, loving service animals that assist people with physical disabilities other than blindness. It's looking for Volunteer Puppy Raisers to help raise its next class of puppies and prepare them for their formal training. (Already have a dog? That's OKā€”Putnam Service Dogs' trainers will assess your pet to make sure they'll do well with the puppy.) Volunteer expectations: Must be willing to spend 1-2 hours per day loving, caring for, exercising, training, and socializing a pup Must love dogs and have a desire to learn more about them Must be a hard worker who is dedicated to helping others Volunteer puppy raiser program: Volunteer puppy raisers learn how to form a very close bond with their pups, exercise them appropriately, socialize them to new people/dogs/experiences, train their puppies to achieve a high level of obedience and beginning service dog commands, and care for their pup. Puppy raisers attend weekly classes, led by professional trainers, once a week for the first year, with daily training at home, and weekly socializing as directed by the Putnam Service Dogs trainer. There are 3-4 puppy raisers per class, so the puppies learn to work under distraction. Class scheduled dates are determined after polling the class members for what works with their schedules. Formal training begins at about 18 months of age when puppies move to live with trainers. They'll be taught the specific tasks they'll use to help the recipient they've been matched to, such as retrieving dropped items, assisting with dressing, turning lights on and off, and opening and closing drawers and doors. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your application

Brewster, NY

Through 7/13/21

Vacation Relief Volunteers for Puppy Trainers

Putnam Service Dogs adopts mixed-breed puppies from local rescue organizations and trains them to become trusting, loving service animals that assist people with physical disabilities other than blindness. It relies on volunteers to help raise these puppies and prepare them for a formal training period. Sometimes, even these volunteers need short-term relief (usually for one week) while they go on vacation or if they have a situation that prevents them from caring for their pup. When this happens, Putnam Service Dogs contacts its team of Vacation Relief Volunteers to help. All supplies, including the pup's crate, will be provided to the volunteer. If the Vacation Relief Volunteer has pet dogs in their families, a trainer will visit the home to determine if they'll do well with the puppy. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your application; please indicate that you want to be a Vacation Relief Volunteer in the comments section of the application

Through 7/13/21