We rely entirely upon volunteers to help as many animals as possible!
Besides fostering or adopting an animal in need, there are many other ways in which you can make a meaningful contribution.
More detailed descriptions of the roles are in the right column
Each prospective volunteer is required to complete and submit a volunteer application form and please indicate your areas of interest. We make every effort to find a position that matches an individual’s interests, skills, and availability.
*All Junior Volunteers must be accompanied at all times by a legal guardian or parent
**current driver's license required
For more information email us at email@example.com
or call (949) 388-0034.
Volunteers (Cattery Caretakers) provide care and feeding of Ark cats inside The Cattery at the San Juan Capistrano PetSmart two times a day, one AM Shift (start time between 9-11am), and one PM Shift (start time between 4-8pm). Training is provided. Minimum age requirement is 18.
The Ark is in urgent need of both regularly scheduled volunteers and substitutes!
DATA ENTRY/VET APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
Updating The Ark's animal database, bookkeeping, scheduling animal shots and spay and neuter appointments,
Fundraising is a vital part of our organization as we receive no governmental funds. Serving as a member on the Fundraising Committee and assistance at Fundraising Events are both very needed.
TRANSPORT ADOPTABLE ANIMALS
Help transport to and from adoption events and veterinary appointments. Current driver's license required.
STAFF CAT ADOPTION EVENTS
Held on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at The Cattery in the San Juan PetSmart, volunteers give out Ark information, allow potential adopters to interact with the cats, and answer questions. Training is provided.
Adoption Event Volunteers are urgently needed, especially for weekend shifts!
STAFF DOG ADOPTION EVENTS
Currently Dog Adoption Events are on hold until further notice.
STAFF BOOTH AT COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Ark participates in a number of community events, Low cost spay and neuter clinics and so on. At the events Ark representatives are needed to help promote our organization and provide information to the community.
Because The Ark does not have an animal shelter building, the need is great for places to keep our animals until we can find their forever homes. If you have room for a dog or cat in your home, it's one of the best ways that you can volunteer. Foster homes usually keep their animals for a period of a couple of weeks to a couple of months, until they are adopted. It's easy - we pay for all of the animal's healthcare, food, and supplies. All you have to do is provide a safe, loving temporary home!
Fostering is a very fulfilling way to help out. If you've thought about adopting a pet, but aren't quite sure what breed is best for you, fostering is a wonderful way to try out different types of animals and determine whether they are suitable for your lifestyle. You are providing a safe environment for the pet to stay in and increasing its socialization.
If you think you'd be interested in fostering one of our homeless animals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-388-0034 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Stay warm this winter by cuddling up with a loving kitty! Adopt a rescue kitty at our Adoption Events held at The Cattery inside the San Juan Capistrano PetSmart:
WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS 4pm-6pm
SATURDAYS 10am-5pm and SUNDAYS 11am-5pm
Save time in advance of Adoption Event and get pre-approved by submitting an online Adoption Application!
CLICK HERE to apply online for a kitty!
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