"Volunteering with SAVE is wonderful. I feel so accomplished when an animal gets adopted. Yes, it hurts to see an animal I have fallen in love with go, but it is so rewarding to know that I have helped to find them a forever home. Wouldn't you like to be a part of that?"

--Cat Rubin, SAVE Volunteer

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals relies on the help of dedicated and compassionate people who are willing to assist the shelter in any way possible. If you have an interest in animal welfare, please consider volunteering your time and talents at SAVE.



  • Dog Walking
  • Nassau Street or Canal Street Dog Walking
  • Dog Training
  • Cat Socialization
  • SAVE Cat Cage Cleaning (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Petco Cat Cage Cleaning (8am or afternoons at Mercer Mall)
  • Office Help
  • Kitten Foster - for kittens under 4 weeks (bottle feeding)
  • Adoption Days — Saturdays and Sundays at PETCO, Utopia for Pets, PetValu and Cutters Mill
  • Donation Canisters
  • Pet Fund Drives
  • Laundry
  • Grooming
  • Volunteer Fund Raising Committee


You must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer, but we allow children 8 - 13 years of age to volunteer with a parent. All volunteers MUST be over 18 years of age to work with and walk dogs. We do require that volunteers commit 8 hours per month. You must be willing to make this commitment. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation before they start their volunteer work at SAVE. The orientation lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers SAVE's policies and procedures, volunteer opportunities, scheduling and other program information. Orientations are held at the shelter.


2016 Orientation Dates: Saturdays at 12:30pm & Wednesdays at 4:30pm
PLEASE Call to check availability at 609-309-5214 OR BY EMAIL, volunteer@savehomelessanimals.org.


Volunteer orientations are limited to 20 people per session. Please call reserve your space!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (full)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (full)

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (full)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (full)

Saturday, July 23, 2016 (full)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (full)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (full)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016(full)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016(full)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016(full)

Saturday, September 24, 2016



If you would like to join SAVE's volunteer program, please fill out the volunteer application and bring it with you for your scheduled orientation session. For more information on the program, please call (609) 309-5214, or send an email to volunteer@savehomelessanimals.org.

Related Links

Volunteer Application [1.1 MB PDF]
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