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Opportunities with Animal Rescue Friends

Location: Strongsville, OH 44136 Animals Hands On
The Berea Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is seeking dedicated individu-als to serve as volunteers in a variety of roles to support homeless dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in their temporary shelter environment while they receive needed healthcare and eventually find permanent homes. Volunteers opportunities include serving as dog walkers at the shelter (“Dog Companions”), dog or puppy foster parents, cat or more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
ARF is seeking dedicated individuals to serve as members of the Animal Transport Team. Volunteers are needed to help transport cats and dogs to and from the shelter to vet visits and foster care and to pick up animals from other area shelters and bring them to safety at ARF. Volunteers may choose to transport only cats in carriers, only dogs, or both. Volunteers are especially needed on Thursdays to tr more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Help take care of our rescued felines in the morning. This is a cleaning shift which involves cleaning of cat cages, laundry, and general, light cleaning (sweeping and straightening up) of cat building (cats are currently housed in a large trailer). Volunteer cleaners save the shelter a tremendous amount of money annually and are greatly appreciated. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Volunteers are needed to work with the shy and scared cats at the shelter to help them become more socialized. Cat therapy team members work with each shy or scared cat officially receiving therapy and then records comments in a notebook. It is very rewarding to see the shy and scared cats finally come out of their shells and become adoptable. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Dog Companion volunteers are needed to walk the dogs currently housed at the Animal Rescue Friends shelter. Dog Companions also spend time with the dogs petting and playing with them, staightening up their cages and making sure they have food and water. This is not an opportunity just to pet dogs--the dogs need to be taken out of their cages and walked on the grounds or in the nearby Cleveland Metropar more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Provide a temporary home to puppies, pregnant dogs, dogs with puppies, dogs recovering from injury or illness, or to rescued dogs who need a home environment as opposed to a cage at the shelter. Supplies and vet care provided. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
The Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) has a need for volunteers to work with dogs. Help is needed on an early morning dog care shift starting around 7:15 a.m. until about 8:00 a.m. to get the dogs out to the enclosed kennel area to relieve themselves. This is not a dog walking shift. Help is especially needed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dog walkers are always needed on various other shifts more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Help provide basic care and TLC to rescued cats. Duties include being a friend to our homeless felines while they wait for thier forever homes by providing pets and hugs, grooming, and playtime, and making sure each cat is comfortable in its cage. Feline Friends also greet the public and assist with adoptions and also may assit with laundring bedding and generally straightening up. Volunteers work as a more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Foster homes are needed for puppies rescued from short-term holding facilities or who were born to homeless mothers. These temporary homes are needed only long enough until puppies are old enough to be adopted--that could be one week to ten weeks. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Looking for some fun this summer? The Organizational Advancement Committee has openings for several new members to help represent ARF at community events and participate in our exciting fundraising events. Events are a great way to meet new people, enjoy community activities, and help get exposure for our homeless animals. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On Pro Bono
Berea Animal Rescue Friends is seeking volunteers with some public relations and writing skills and who may have some experience in grant writing. Grants are an important way to obtain funds for operating expenses and to help build a new shelter. Projects can be completed from volunteer's home. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Provide a temporary loving home to kittens who need a little time to grow up, a cat who is pregnant, a mom cat with kittens, or cats recovering from illness or injury. Foster care gives these animals the opportunity to become strong and healthy and then be available for adoption. All fostering is temporary. Supplies, instructions and vet care are provided. Fostering can be as little as a few days more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On Pro Bono Advocacy and Human Rights
Help is needed with the very important marketing and public relations activities that help support the shelter. Creative or experienced individuals are needed to help create flyers, maintain databases or help with outreach. Most activities can be done on one's own time and do not require a presence at the actual animal shelter. more
Location: Columbia Station, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Volunteers are needed to help clean up, rehab and do small and large construction projects for a new shelter for ARF animals. The property is located in Columbia Station. Help is needed with grounds and vegetation maintenance and all phases of new building construction. Tools and equipment are needed as well (i.e., bring your own tools). The skills, knowledge and manpower of many volunteers are ne more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Volunteers are needed to take donated aluminum cans to a local recycling center to benefit the shelter (aluminum, mostly cans, are in bins adjacent to the shelter). This is a very successful fundraiser for the animal shelter, resulting in about $6000 per year of income. This opportunity is great for people who believe in recycling and want to help animals too! Must be 18 years old. more
Location: Fairview Park, OH 44126 Animals Hands On
Volunteers are needed to monitor adoptable cats at the Westgate Petco or the Berea Pet-Valu stores. Volunteers make sure cages are clean and cats have food and water; and provide playtime and TLC. more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Volunteers needed to visit nursing homes with shelter cats and/or dogs to provide pet therapy for nursing home residents. New volunteers are not expected to conduct visits alone as there is always at least one other volunteer who conducts the visits. This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity for people interested in aiding senior citizens and helping animals as well. more



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