Day of Service

We are pleased to welcome your corporate, college or other groups for a Day of Service at Animal Friends. Our Day of Service includes a supervised animal interaction, a tour of Animal Friends and a service project. Projects depend on the time of year and upcoming events or activities planned at Animal Friends. Your group may be making toys, cleaning, assembling mailings, landscaping or preparing for an upcoming event. If your group is interested in joining us for a Day of Service, contact our Volunteer team.

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For groups in grades 5-12, please contact our Humane Education Coordinator at DSchultz@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

Volunteers with Special Needs

Animal Friends is proud to offer a variety of volunteering opportunities for individuals with special needs. Any volunteer who requires an aide must have their aide present during their time at Animal Friends. Both the individual with special needs and their aide will be required to complete a volunteer application and attend our Getting Started Orientation before volunteering.

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Community Service

If you are required to complete court-ordered community service, you may complete your hours at Animal Friends. There are some limitations to community service opportunities. There will be no direct contact with animals as you complete your hours. Animal Friends cannot accept applications from individuals who have been convicted of the following crimes/offenses:

  • Violent crimes.
  • Narcotics or controlled substance offenses.
  • Animal cruelty or neglect.
  • Sexual offenses.
  • Crimes against children.
  • Harassment – cyber or other forms of bullying.
  • Larceny

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Animal Friends reserves the right to deny any individual in need of court-ordered community service hours the ability to volunteer with the organization based on the nature, type and/or specifics of their offense. Animal Friends will not be a party before the specific Court which orders the service, there is no jurisdiction over the organization and the Courts cannot order Animal Friends to allow an individual to volunteer with our organization. Animal Friends conducts a background check on each applicant and reserves the right to deny any individual in need of court-ordered community serves based on the results.