Volunteer / Visit

Come for a visit, come to volunteer for half a day, or volunteer every day! We want YOU to come to Animal Aid and join in the magic that is animal protection and care. Animal Aid is a happy place where animals are healing and loved.

Whether you have technical skills with animal health care or whether you are a motivated animal lover who wants to help by giving tender loving care, Animal Aid has the right animals for YOU!!

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Visitors and volunteers are welcome at Animal Aid 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm

OPENING HOURS AND TOURS
We don’t require you to book in advance or get an email confirmation before coming to visit or volunteer. You are always welcome. If you’re planning to come for a longer period or in a big group, please email us at volunteering@animalaidunlimited.org.

When you arrive we will have you sign in and we will take you on a tour through the shelter and introduce you to the animals on the way.

Tours are given frequently at the following scheduled times throughout the day: 10:30, 12:00, 2:30 and 3:30. Please note that tours cannot be given at other times, so if possible try to plan your visit accordingly.

After your tour you are welcome to stay longer to spend time with the animals for as long as you’d like.

Lunch is between 1 to 2 and during this time we close for visitors and volunteers.

VOLUNTEERING
If you are going to be volunteering with us, our volunteer coordinator will give you an orientation, make your schedule and explain how to help in each area.

You will be encouraged to spend lots of time cuddling and socializing with our sanctuary dogs, particularly those with disabilities who thrive on special attention and one-on-one time with volunteers. Dogs recovering from accidents with spinal trauma need physical therapy and lots of love to keep their spirits up while they heal.

Other help will include bottle feeding milk to baby calves, brushing donkeys, assisting in physical therapy, bathing and brushing dogs.

SAFETY
We encourage you to have your anti-rabies vaccinations complete at least one month before coming to volunteer, especially if you are going to be volunteering for several weeks or longer. If you are not able to get vaccinated before coming it is no problem at all but we will have to limit a couple areas of the shelter for your safety (you will be very busy either way so you probably won’t notice any limitation.) If you are vaccinated then we would be able to use your help for walking dogs, socializing and bathing in the dog treatment sections where recently rescued dogs are being treated.

Children are welcome to come visit the shelter 8-yearsold and above. Tour will be modified to ensure safety of the child and will have limited access to the animals.

Kids 14-18 are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian accompanying them at all times.

Our volunteer coordinator will create a schedule suited to the experience level of each volunteer to ensure the safety of the volunteer and of course the animals. Safety is our utmost priority and in the case that a volunteer is deemed not experienced enough for their own safety or for the safety of the animals, they may be no longer able to volunteer.

For all enquiries, email us at volunteering@animalaidunlimited.org

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