Volunteer BE the difference!

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Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are invited to apply to work in the various animal care areas. Skilled electricians, plumbers and carpenters are also needed. In addition, there is a need for volunteers willing to do manual labor in a variety of construction and maintenance projects. We welcome volunteers with experience in bathing and grooming, training, T-Touch, adoption counseling, data entry, filing, and office work.

We are also always looking for "greeters". Welcoming people, directing them to the proper place and helping to answer their questions!

People interested in applying for our volunteer opportunities should contact the Sanctuary Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@petsalivewest.org. Please also sign up for our mailing list (you can do so in the left sidebar) so that we can keep you updated on volunteer opportunities and requests! Thank you so much for caring.

We welcome your "well-behaved" children. There is no minimum age for volunteers at Pets Alive Westchester, we ask only that all volunteers be willing and able to follow directions from staff and senior volunteers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and must stay with you the entire day. We also welcome your school or organization projects. 

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Required for <i>ALLi> animal care volunteers<br />

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m.
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If those times don’t work for you, please email <a href="mailto:volunteer@petsalivewest.org?subject=Volunteering at Pets Alive Westchester - Elmsford">volunteer@petsalivewest.orga> to arrange to have an orientation on Sunday or any weekday.
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Orientation lasts just 15-20 minutes and is required.<br />
This just helps us to explain to you which leashes to use on which dogs, or which animals to be careful with, or other situations that we want you to be aware of for your safety or the animals safety. If these days do not work for you please email the volunteer coordinator and we can schedule a special time or day for your orientation.
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<li><a href="pdfs/volunteerrelease.pdf" target="_blank">Volunteer Release Forma>

<li><a href="pdfs/minorconsent.pdf" target="_blank">Minor Consent Forma>li>ul>

<b>Bird Caregiverb><br />
Bird Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary birds. Experience with birds required. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, and interacting with the birds.


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<b>Cat Caregiverb><br />
Cat Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary cats. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, grooming and interacting with the cats.

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<b>Dog Caregiverb><br />

Dog Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary dogs. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, walking, grooming and interacting with the dogs.


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<b>Dog Handlerb><br />
Dog Handlers work with staff to provide additional training and socialization for dogs requiring more attention. Dog Handlers are required to have a minimum of one year of hands-on dog training experience, documented with the Sanctuary Volunteer Manager. Dog Handlers work on site only.

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<b>Horse Caregiverb><br />
Horse Caregivers provide general care, grooming and socialization for sanctuary horses. Experience with horsess required. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, grooming and interacting with the animals.

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<b>Handyperson/Maintenanceb><br />
Handypersons utilize their skills in maintenance, construction, plumbing, landscaping, etc. to care for the sanctuary buildings and provide a safe and aesthetically-pleasing environment for the animals, staff, and visitors.

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<b>Professional Volunteersb><br />
Pets Alive Sanctuary welcomes and appreciates the volunteer services of professionals such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers, event planners, etc.

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<b>Special Placementsb><br />
Do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to offer? We welcome your ideas for additional volunteer opportunities. The Sanctuary Volunteer Coordinator can assist you in exploring your ideas.p>

Volunteer Orientation
Required for ALL volunteers

Volunteer orientation is every Saturday from 11:00am-12:00pm. 

This Saturday, March 8th orientation is cancelled! Sorry for the inconvenience, but you can come join us at the St. Patricks Day Parade in White Plains! 

There is no appointment or sign-up necessary - just come on by!

If this time doesn't work for you, please email volunteer@petsalivewest.org to arrange to have an orientation on another day if possible (we can not guarantee that we can accomodate you, but your volunteering is important to us, so we will do our best!) 

superGina.jpgCat Caregiver
Cat Caregivers provide care and socialization for sanctuary cats. Responsibilities include grooming and interacting with the cats and help with cleaning and poop scooping.

Dog Caregiver
Dog Caregivers provide socialization for sanctuary dogs. Responsibilities include walking, grooming and interacting with the dogs.

Rabbit Caregiver
Rabbit Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary rabbits. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, and interacting and socializing with the rabbits.

Handyperson/Maintenance
Handypersons utilize their skills in maintenance, construction, plumbing, landscaping, etc. to care for the sanctuary buildings and provide a safe and aesthetically-pleasing environment for the animals, staff, and visitors.

Professional Volunteers
Pets Alive Sanctuary welcomes and appreciates the volunteer services of professionals such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers, event planners, etc.

Special Placements
Do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to offer? We welcome your ideas for additional volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator can assist you in exploring your ideas.