Volunteer

dog with leash

DOG WALKING PROGRAM (Handling Animals):

Dog walking participants must be at least 18 YEARS of age or OLDER.

Dog walkers are needed and welcome between 12-4pm ANY DAY of the week EXCEPT TUESDAYS. We are closed to the public on Tuesday.  Please bring your photo ID and wear appropriate shoes or sneakers.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer groups over six (6) individuals must schedule a group visit (date and time) in advance by calling 570-586-3700  x514 or emailing anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

The dog walking program is not part of the shelter’s community service/volunteer hours program. If you need community service or volunteer hours, please see the section below and complete the request form. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’ve got the time, we’ve got productive ways for you to spend it!

We are grateful that so many people and students are looking to volunteer their time at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.  Please check out the following volunteer/service project options and ideas:  

  • Volunteering is easy
  • Don’t want to work directly with animals?  No problem!  There are many projects and events available without handling animals. You can volunteer your time to make a difference!
  • There are many different schedules, duties and events for everyone interested in being a volunteer!

 

 

 

Event Volunteers

Please visit our “Events” page to view all upcoming events!  If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event, please fill out our online volunteer form (scroll down below) or email: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

Anyone interested in volunteering at events, please visit our “Events” page to view all upcoming events: http://www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com/events/

If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event, please fill out our online volunteer form (on the events page of our website) or email: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

Please note that volunteers for events must be over 16 years of age.

 

AWARENESS PROJECTS:

We welcome groups or individual students who are too young (or not able to walk dogs) to submit project ideas that focus on a solution or opportunity to help animals.

Some ideas for projects include increasing awareness about the shelter and adoption, the importance of spaying/neutering or animal cruelty awareness/legislation.

Another great way to help is to organize a supply donation drive for the shelter.  Ask local businesses in your hometown if you could collect items from our Wish List at their place of business.  Good businesses to ask include banks, insurance companies, community libraries, local shops and stores.  These are just suggestions but always seek permission first from the business before you set up a donation drive or publicize this kind of event.  Collect mildly used items like pet beds, towels, blankets and sheets because could always use more!

Anyone wishing to host a public donation drive or fundraising event, or looking to promote their business for the benefit of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter must receive our permission to utilize our brand name and Logo.  For approval, please submit your service hours/awareness project proposals to: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

CREATIVE PROJECTS:

Creativity and talent is a wonderful thing to utilize when helping a charitable organization! We are open to your ideas, so please share any ideas you come up with.  You may want to even tie into an awareness project or supply donation drive project.

Some ideas for creativity projects include bake sales, baking treats for the shelter animals, making toys, t-shirt condos, making holiday decorations/ornaments, etc.

Think of ways you would like to help animals in your community who are in the care of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and create a project proposal.  Make sure that your idea fits into the scope of your school service project guidelines.

Anyone wishing to host a public donation drive or fundraising event, or looking to promote their business for the benefit of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter must receive our permission to utilize our brand name and Logo. For approval, please complete a fundraising proposal form and return to: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

GPAS Fundraising/Event Proposal Form

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

**New ideas in development – Check back soon**

 

COURT ORDERED volunteer time MUST BE APPROVED by the Executive Director, Ed Florentino.

Please email court ordered volunteer requests to: edflorentino@griffinpondanimalshelter.com and be sure to include information regarding reason for service and number of hours required.

 

Community Service Request Form

Click the link below for printable copy of our Volunteer/Community Service Request Form

Volunteer/Community Service Request Form