Become An Animal Care Sanctuary Volunteer

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Expectations of ACS volunteers

Dedicated volunteers make up a large part of our workforce and we schedule their hours according to animal care needs. It is vitally important that volunteers show up for their shifts.

Animal Care Sanctuary Volunteers

While people come to Animal Care Sanctuary because they love animals, Animal Care Sanctuary volunteers must also be able to work well with other people. Animal Care Sanctuary isn’t just about animals—it’s about people helping animals. For everyone’s protection, volunteers must use the safe animal handling techniques taught in their required training. All tasks, from cleaning cages to stuffing envelopes, have specific procedures. Volunteers must adhere to these procedures unless a staff member directs them otherwise. Once volunteers know their work routines, they are expected to work with minimal supervision.

Following through on tasks ensures the animals are receiving the best possible care. Staff are always available to answer questions.

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Get Started

  • If you’re interested in volunteering with ACS, please follow these steps:
  • Be of age. Volunteer positions have a minimum age requirement of 18.
    Under 18? Check out these youth volunteer opportunities.
  • Be in the area. Most opportunities are at Animal Care Sanctuary headquarters in East Smithfield,PA. There are also some positions available at Animal Care Sanctuary in Wellsboro, PA. Please consider the potential commute before applying to volunteer.
  • Submit an online application. Go here to fill out a Volunteer Application and tell us a bit about yourself.
  • Attend an orientation. You will learn about the volunteer positions available at Animal Care Sanctuary, our history and policies.
  • Choose a position and shift.

Choose to be an Animal Care Sanctuary volunteer

  • Peruse the volunteer position descriptions to see what kinds of positions Animal Care Sanctuary has available.
  • Make a commitment. There are some flexible options, but a small time commitment is required for most volunteer positions.

    Please note: Animal Care Sanctuary cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service.

Upcoming Events

Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
On the third Wednesday of every month we hold Cat Yoga! With a yoga mat and a $5 donation, you can enjoy a double dose of relaxation at our East Smithfield Adoption Center at 353[...]
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
The Following is from the Sayre Farmer’s Market Facebook page: “The Sayre Farmer’s Market at Howard Elmer Park is open every Friday through October. Come for the fresh produce, hand crafted wares & yummy food!”[...]
Howard Elmer Park
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
The following is from the Wellsboro First Friday Facebook page: “Wellsboro First Friday is a monthly social event in historic downtown Wellsboro offering free local music, art, shopping, dining, and more!”
Aug 26 @ 6:35 pm – 10:00 pm
6:35 pm
Come on out to the ball game… where doggos get in for free, and have their own reserved seat. $1 hot dogs. Learn more about the services available to the community from the Animal Care[...]
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am
The Following is from the Sayre Farmer’s Market Facebook page: “The Sayre Farmer’s Market at Howard Elmer Park is open every Friday through October. Come for the fresh produce, hand crafted wares & yummy food!”[...]
Howard Elmer Park

OUR EAST SMITHFIELD LOCATION

353 Sanctuary Hill Ln,
East Smithfield, PA 18817

MAILING ADDRESS

PO BOX A
East Smithfield, PA 18817

Fax: 570-596-2222

OUR EAST WELLSBORO LOCATION
11765 US-6,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Fax: 570-724-8116

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DONATION INFORMATION
ACS needs your help to save more lives!
Together we can make a difference.

ANIMAL SURRENDER INFORMATION

Dog surrender and behavioral questions
570-596-2200 Choose Option 6
Email: behavior@animalcaresanctuary.org

Cat surrender and behavioral questions
570-596-2200 Choose Option 5
Email: eblade@animalcaresanctuary.org

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