Volunteer! Lend a Hand for Animals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Humane Society of the United States

volunteer Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help animals. Whether you walk dogs at your shelter, stuff envelopes for an educational mailing, or assist with a fund-raising event, you can make a difference in the lives of animals. When you give animals the gift of your time, you’ll get back as much as you give—maybe even more!

Here are just a few of the benefits of volunteering for a local animal protection group:

Be part of the solution. You’ll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership.


Get warm fuzzies.

You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Who can’t use another loyal support in life?

Keep good company. You’ll make lots of new friends—and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.

Meet the new you. You’ll discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of achieving. Be all that you never knew you could be.

Gain a new career. You’ll learn things that may lead you to the career—or career change—of your dreams. Employers and college admissions officers look favorably on time spent in volunteer serivce.

Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile. Didn’t someone once say that the best things in life are free?

Recommended Reading

: “The Cathedral Within : Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back ” – Billy Shore doesn’t just have a message; he is a great storyteller with a message. The result is a book that you won’t want to stop reading until you get to the very last page. Then you will want to go out and do something to make yourself and the world a little bit better place. It has been a long time since I read a book that made me think so much, or reflect so deeply on the world in which we live; or the one that we will leave to the next generations. (courtesy: Amazon)

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