Make a Difference: Volunteer!

The Sanctuary at Haafsville is very proud of the commitment and dedication of our volunteers.  As we are a volunteer-run organization, we could not save all these dogs and cats without YOU!

What does it mean to become a Volunteer at The Sanctuary?

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the volunteers and the animals. Though volunteers will of course care for the animals; the animals also give back to volunteers. Through the animals’ gentle presence, individuals and groups can gain peace and a sense of purpose.

 

Committed volunteers socialize, walk, clean, and love the animals entrusted to our care. They also show animals at offsite locations, work special events, and expand their knowledge of animal behavior.

 

We are looking for volunteers that can be scheduled for ongoing, regular, 2-3 hour weekly or bi-weekly shifts. The minimum requirement for initial volunteers is to commit to these regular hours for at least a 3-month term after signing up. It takes a lot of effort and time to train new volunteers to please be prepared of these expectations.  For folks who cannot make this type of commitment, we also need Event & Fundraising VolunteersBuilding/Maintenance Volunteers, as well as other opportunities!

 

  • Students and others required to do community service will be welcomed to do so at The Sanctuary—a place of peace and mutual benefit.
  • School projects will be encouraged. Students may use The Sanctuary setting to learn about marketing, public relations, journalism, fundraising, and how to run a business.
  • Youths and seniors, individually or in groups, will be encouraged to come and spend time helping to care for our animals and socializing with them. The animals will benefit from their attention and the people will gain the joy and comfort of interaction with animals.
  • The Sanctuary will provide scouting groups opportunities to help them qualify for badges or provide community service.
  • Other youth groups, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and church groups will have a place to assemble, to enjoy time with each other and with the animals.

To learn more, or to register for a training session, please use the online form below.

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The Sanctuary Volunteer Manual
For our current Volunteers, download The Sanctuary Volunteer Manual.
The Sanctuary Volunteer Manual.pdf
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The Sanctuary at Haafsville

901 Nestle Way

Breinigsville, PA 18031

PH:  (484) 788-8062

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