Become A Volunteer

Learn How To Volunteer Today!

Prospective volunteers are asked to attend one of our Volunteer Orientation sessions, which are held monthly. You’ll get an overview of our mission and operations, as well as a comprehensive view of all the volunteer opportunities available to help make a difference in the lives of ARF’s animals.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities include a wide variety of activities to meet everyone’s time and experience requirements. You’ll learn about:

  • Dog walking and care
  • Cat companionship and care
  • Off-site cat care and adoptions
  • Foster program
  • Fundraising and Events committee
  • Recycling committee
  • Marketing and grant writing
  • Year work & gardening
  • Welcome Desk / reception
  • Maintenance / mechanical

Once you attend an orientation, you’ll select the volunteer opportunities you’d like to pursue, and the various committee coordinators will be in touch to get you started.

Please join us

If you’ve ever considered volunteering, here’s your chance to learn more about the many opportunities available with ARF! Join us for an upcoming ARF Volunteer Orientation. In-person orientations are typically held at the ARF shelter, located at 10015 E. River Rd., Columbia Twp., just across the street from Gibb’s Butcher Block.

ARF has something for everyone! Volunteer opportunities include a wide variety of activities, so you’re sure to find one that will meet your time and experience requirements.

Once you attend the orientation, you’ll select the volunteer opportunities you’d like to pursue, and the various committee coordinators will be in touch to get you started. Join us, and see how YOU can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Sunday, May 26, 2024 / 5 PM – Berea ARF Community Room

Join us for an in-person Volunteer Orientation at our shelter facility. Learn about Berea ARF volunteer opportunities including Dog Walking, Cat Companion, fundraising, events, Welcome Desk and more. The shelter is located at 10015 E. River Rd.

To sign up for the May orientation, please click here.  Walk-ins may not be accommodated if registration is full.

Contact volunteerwitharf@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, June 30, 2024 / 5 PM – Berea ARF Community Room

Join us for an in-person Volunteer Orientation at our shelter facility. Learn about Berea ARF volunteer opportunities including Dog Walking, Cat Companion, fundraising, events, Welcome Desk and more. The shelter is located at 10015 E. River Rd.

To sign up for the June orientation, please click here.  Walk-ins may not be accommodated if registration is full.

Contact volunteerwitharf@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 / 5 PM – Berea ARF Community Room

Join us for an in-person Volunteer Orientation at our shelter facility. Learn about Berea ARF volunteer opportunities including Dog Walking, Cat Companion, fundraising, events, Welcome Desk and more. The shelter is located at 10015 E. River Rd.

To sign up for the June orientation, please click here.  Walk-ins may not be accommodated if registration is full.

Contact volunteerwitharf@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, August 25, 2024 / 5 PM – Berea ARF Community Room

Join us for an in-person Volunteer Orientation at our shelter facility. Learn about Berea ARF volunteer opportunities including Dog Walking, Cat Companion, fundraising, events, Welcome Desk and more. The shelter is located at 10015 E. River Rd.

To sign up for the June orientation, please click here.  Walk-ins may not be accommodated if registration is full.

Contact volunteerwitharf@gmail.com for more information.

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