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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 needed to work with our shy and scared cats providing therapy in various forms. Therapy can involve trying to interact with cats using tools such as "petting sticks", toys, petting with gloves or just gentle petting, talking to and playing with cats in order to get these cats used to interacting with people and thus become more adoptable. Volunteers usually work in-between hours the shelte more
Location: Berea, OH 44017 Animals Hands On
Reliable volunteers needed to walk dogs and spend quality time with them for about two hours once a week or once every other week. Dogs also get play time with volunteers in kennels in back of the shelter. Volunteers must commit to a regular schedule (same time, same day every week or every other week). There are usually 6 to 12 dogs in the shelter at one time and a team of 2 to 3 or more volunteers 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
Feline Friends are needed for about two hours once per week or every other week on a regular schedule. Duties include making sure cats are comfortable in their cages, letting cats out for exercise, playing with the cats, working with shy cats, helping with adoptions, and general light cleaning like running the washer and dryer. Volunteers do scoop litter boxes and refill water and food bowls, but the 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: Fairview Park, OH 44126 Animals Hands On
Volunteers are needed to monitor up to ten cats housed at the Petco Westgate and Strongsville stores. These volunteers would give cats TLC, play time and the have the opportunity to meet with the public to discuss adoptable cats. This is a very fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity for those who love animals and want to help in rescue efforts. Volunteers need to commit to an hour or two weekly or ev more
Location: Berea, OH 44017
We need your support to make Soup-R-Bowl a success! Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, serve food and clean up. Friday evening volunteers needed too as food is prepared ahead of time. Volunteers can help for a few hours or more than that on Friday evening or Saturday during the morning, afternoon, or evening (despite time being shown as "9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) It's almost time for our a 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. Visits take place in the afternoon on a weekly or every other week rotation. New volunteers are not expected to conduct visits alone as there is always another person(s) who conducts the visits (but more are needed). Currently, visits are made at the following locations: Manor Car more



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