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Volunteer

Condado Vanderbilt group

Do you want to contribute to a good cause and work with animals? Then a volunteer job at Amigos de los Animales is the perfect opportunity for you!

We need you!

We are always looking for volunteers that can help us in the daily routine of running a our dog shelter, as well as those interested in taking photographs of our cuties or editing videos that show off shelter life. Once you’ve read through the opportunities we offer (described below), complete our on-line application and we’ll be in touch with you.

Current Opportunities

Dog walking on Boardwalk

We depend on our volunteers to operate, so they all involved in all aspects of ADLA. Opportunities include:

  • Animal Care
  • Saturday at the Shelter (Clean-up Day)
  • Foster Care
  • Housekeeping
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative
  • Creative and design

Animal Care
Proper animal care is critical to the health and happiness of the animals in our care. Animal care includes cleaning the kennels in the dog areas, walking the dogs, grooming, and socializing and playing with the dogs. Animal care may also include transport if you have a car or can drive a van. All animal care volunteers should be over the age of 14 or accompanied by an adult.

  • Currently we are seeking individuals that are available as substitutes for regular week-day shelter cleaning activities when regular staff or volunteers are absent. The hours are from 8:30am until 12pm.  Requirements: Must be able to assist for a few days of training, as well as reside in Puerto Rico. If interested, please choose this option when filling out the volunteer application.
Saturday Cleanup

Saturday at the Shelter
Every Saturday, we host a special Saturday at the Shelter for volunteers interested in cleaning the dog kennels and front patio of the shelter, and spending time with the dogs. Tasks start at 9:30am and we go until 12pm, perfect time for heading to the beach! Sign up for the Saturday event here.

Housekeeping

We require the help of many volunteers to keep our animals, as well as their inside and outside living spaces, clean. From sweeping and mopping to washing windows to laundry, daily housekeeping keeps the shelter nice and tidy for our dogs. All housekeeping volunteers should be over the age of 14 or accompanied by an adult.

  • Currently we are seeking individuals that are available as substitutes for regular week-day shelter cleaning activities when regular staff or volunteers are absent. The hours are from 8:30am until 12pm.  Requirements: Must be able to assist for a few days of training, as well as reside in Puerto Rico. If interested, please choose this option when filling out the volunteer application.
Boomer

Foster Care
Foster volunteers are a vital part of our organization; and allow our rescue dogs a life in homes until they get adopted. Before a rescued dog goes to his forever family, it needs lots of love and attention in order to get healthy and adoptable, and the best place to gain trust in humans again is a warm and loving home. Additionally, by fostering a dog, you are providing space in our Shelter for other rescues; or more space and attention for the rescues we already have. Volunteers interested in fostering can fill out an Application here.

Special Events
ADLA hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the year. An event volunteer may be involved in organizing and setting up an event, receiving and monitoring invites and registrations, working an information booth, speaking with vendors, and much more. If you love socializing and managing, this is the perfect volunteer role for you.

Spayathon

Fundraising
Proper animal care depends on generating funds. Our funding comes solely from private donations and grants and is used to pay vet and utility bills, buy shelter supplies, and maintain our shelter and shelter workers. You can help by organizing online fundraisers, or by fundraising in your school or office. We have fundraising goals and tips we can share with you; and are sure we can learn from you as well!

Administrative
If you prefer to volunteer by helping with office work, we have the following tasks available:

  • Accounting: Entering our financial information in Quickbooks is necessary for managing our budget.  Any help is appreciated as there are a few people that will be entering the information, so you won’t have to do it all yourself. Requirements: Knowledge of Quickbooks and be able to travel to shelter periodically.
  • Upkeep adoption records: We need assistance in keeping our adoption records current. Information is currently kept both electronically and in hard-copy. We’d like to keep it all together online. Requirements: Be residing in Puerto Rico.
CC photos
Camille Camacho Photography

Creative and design
If you like taking photographs or videos of dogs or creating awesome graphics using our own inventory, ADLA wants you! We also appreciate writers or help with website and social media design and marketing. You can help get dogs adopted by writing awesome pet profiles!

  • Currently, we are seeking volunteers specifically interested in website design and graphics. Our website management is done in-house, but we are having some issues we need help with. Requirement: Knowledge of website design and graphics. You can volunteer from home! If interested, please choose this option when filling out the volunteer application.

Once you’ve chosen your best way(s) to help, remember to fill out the application so we can get started. Thank you!