Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc. is a Charlottesville, Virginia based non-profit organization dedicated to raising and training service dogs to assist people who have disabilities. Our goal is to help individuals in wheelchairs or with a mobility disorder to become more independent through the assistance of a highly trained dog.
Volunteers must fill out an application and go through a short training period before working with the animals. The shelter needs people to give baths, help out with adoptions and interact with the animals.
Located on hundreds of acres in Orange, this sanctuary needs volunteers to help build fences, mow grass and plant trees. They could also use dog trainers and volunteers to spend time with the animals, especially during the week.
Located in Locust Dale, this group is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned Siamese and placing them in carefully screened, indoor only homes. See website for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are needed for dog walking, helping with laundry, cleaning and feeding animals, etc.
Serving Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro, the SPCA of Augusta provides temporary homes for animals, rescue lost, abandoned, sick or injured animals, reunite lost animals with owners, euthanize diseased, severely injured or unwanted animals, sponsor tattoo clinics, facilitate educational programs, pet visits to local nursing homes, investigation of cruelty complaints and emergency service.
This shelter is an all volunteer operation and needs people to clean crates, brush, bathe and walk dogs, wash laundry, take dogs on outings to Charlottesville, do adoptions, contact rescues and participate in fundraisers.
SPCA/Humane Society of Nelson County
Volunteers are needed to provide foster care, transport and show adoptable animals at various locations in Charlottesville, transport puppies to Dulles Airport and transport dogs to specific rescue clubs.
Voices for Animals is an all volunteer organization based in Charlottesville with a goal to reduce animal suffering or all kinds through education, political advocacy and direct action. Some activities include helping out with the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival, demonstrations and public speaking events to promote a more compassionate animal friendly society. Find out how you can help.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia (Waynesboro)
Activities available for volunteers include: becoming a wildlife center "neagle", collecting cleaning supplies for the hospital, donating artwork for the centers annual benefit, conducting tours of the center, hosting fundraisers in your own home, collecting Homer and Morris points from Heinz Pet Foods, participating in special group projects, organizing bakes sales, car washes, etc.