Time to Get Active—it’s National Volunteer Week!

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:00pm

We’ll make no bones about it: People like to give back. And for 145 years, our members have been getting active to help animals. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to take a moment to celebrate the profound impact you have made for animals across the country. From assisting in the care and placement of shelter animals to educating the public on animal welfare issues—the work you do saves lives!

To help keep you motivated, we’ve come up with a few easy volunteer tips that pack a big punch!

Volunteer at your local shelter or animal rescue organization. Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of many animals. Shelters across the country are in desperate need of volunteers to help out with tasks as diverse as walking dogs, organizing fundraising events, and fostering abused or frightened animals. Check out our top ways to help your local shelter.

Become an Animal Activist in Your Community. Being a voice for animals can mean educating the public on spaying/neutering, fighting for stronger animal legislation or reporting animal cruelty. Check out these easy ways you can speak for those who can’t.

Lend a Hand to the ASPCA. Volunteers have been the heart of our organization since its founding in 1866. The ASPCA remains the leader in rescuing animals from abuse, passing humane laws and sharing resources with shelters nationwide. Become a member today and directly help us—and our furry friends.