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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many areas available for volunteers and many ways to assist the shelter. Following is a partial list of opportunities. Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of the opportunities or programs listed here. We regret we are unable to accept youth volunteers unless they are 16 years old or enrolled in an agriscience program.

EDUCATORS
We are looking for a volunteer to visit local schools and Girl Scout troops to educate our young people on proper animal care and responsible pet ownership. No formal teaching experience is necessary - just a love of animals and a desire to help! Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity.

DOG WALKERS
Fill a canine's days with love, social contact, and exercise by taking the dog out for a stroll.

CAT/DOG SOCIALIZERS
Create a loving, healthy environment for our animals as they play with, pet, brush, talk to and give attention to our pets until permanent homes are found. These types of volunteers are especially needed when we take in feral cats who have had little previous contact with humans.

SHELTER HELPERS
Help is always appreciated (and needed) with daily chores at our shelter, including grooming, feeding, and cleaning. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to learn the responsibilities required to own and care for a pet!

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Fundraisers, tag sales, and special events require a large volunteer base utilizing many different talents. We always welcome assistance planning and running our annual Walkathon or our various tag sales!

YOUR SPECIAL SKILLS
Contribute your talents such as photography, writing, graphic arts, artwork, public relations, fundraising, event planning, or whatever you are willing to offer. Click here for a list of possible ways to contribute of your skills.




The Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is a unique haven for abandoned animals largely because of the kindness and devotion of our numerous volunteers and financial supporters.

As the demand for space in our shelter rises so does our need for caring individuals.

LOVE ANIMALS BUT CAN'T ADOPT?
WOULD VOLUNTEER, BUT OBLIGATIONS JUST MAKE IT JUST ABOUT IMPOSSIBLE.
Do the Next Best Thing and Become an Animal Welfare Society Sponsor!

AWS has many special-needs animals. These include older cats and dogs, dogs and cats with health problems, and animals with personality or behavioral problems. Every cat and dog at the shelter is available for adoption to the right home; however, a few are very hard to place and may never find homes.

The Animal Welfare Society's Sponsorship Program is designed to help us give special care to these "special-needs" animals and to help support the rest of our animals until they find the right homes.

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, INC
8 Dodd Road
New Milford, CT 06776
860.354.1350

HOURS OF ADOPTION
Tues: 11am to 7pm
Wed-Sat: 11am to 2pm

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CONTACT INFO

Interested in becoming a volunteer,
or have some questions?

awsvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com




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