Noah’s Ark has volunteer opportunities for all ages. We like to capture the interest of children before they get too old to appreciate and adore and learn the responsibilities of pet ownership.
14 to 16 years old: Must apply for special mentoring, by writing an essay of why they want to volunteer and have an interview with one of our staff members. This is a great high school project and looks great on college applications. If the parent wants to attend with the volunteer, no essays is needed.
8-13 years old: Must be accompanied by an adult, guardian, or mentor.
Under 8 years old: At the discretion of the parent and sometimes better suited to volunteer in one of the off-premise opportunities. Must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. We find 8 and under only have about a ½ hour attention span.
We do not want to discourage anyone from volunteering and gaining the experience and unconditional love an animal can bring, but a child may not be dropped off and stay unsupervised by a parent or guardian, unless the minor is in the mentorship program. We are busy attending to the animals ourselves and these animals can be dangerous.
Opportunities include but not limited to:
Office work: mailing, filing, clerical duties, Returning telephone calls/emails
Grooming/Bathing, medical care
Critical care, foal watching, could be 24/7
Cleaning kennels, Working at an adoption event
Walking dogs, Quiet petting time, playing and socializing, training
Grounds clean up, farm maintenance, building/repairing enclosures.
Grant writing, Transporting; Pickups, to vet appointments, or foster/permanent homes
Change Jar placement and collections
Organizing an adoption event
Painting signs, props, etc
We Need Volunteers of All Ages
We need availability at all times, Adults or Teens
Some weekday daytimes , some Saturday evenings
Some weekday evenings , some Sunday daytimes
Some Saturday daytimes , some Sunday evenings
Who can help each week for at least 1-5 Hours, 16-30 Hours, 6-15 Hours, 30+ Hours?