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Volunteer Program

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers participating in these programs must be 18 years or older and have attended a volunteer orientation. 

Dog Socialization

Our dogs love the company of people and it is good for them to be around new faces to help them socialize.  At our shelter, we have different areas for the dogs where you will be able to socialize and play with them, whether that be a game of fetch to get them moving or giving the dogs the attention they deserve! 

*Opportunity closed to the public due to COVID-19

Events Assistant

Adopt-A-Dog attends many different events and holds our own adoption days.  At these events we need people to be able to talk about what Adopt-A-Dog does and how we help our homeless dogs. 

*Opportunity closed to the public due to COVID-19

Dog Walker

At the different events Adopt-A-Dog attends in the community we always bring a dog or two to show the public.  Walking our dogs around the event is always helpful; it draws people into our booth and shows our dogs to potential adopters.  To be a dog handler for Adopt-A-Dog you need to have gone through our Dog Socialization program and be experienced with our dogs.  This program also requires a training session with our Shelter Manager. 

*Opportunity closed to the public due to COVID-19

Office Assistant

  • Adoption Assistance
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Donation Distribution


Volunteer Opportunities for Groups and Organizations

There are always projects around the shelter that we need assistance with!  Whether it be gardening, painting, building or property cleanup we can always use the help!  If you have any suggestions on how you would like help please feel free to contact us!

For more information please contact or call us (914) 273-1674 

Community Programs

Interested in learning more about Adopt-A-Dog and what we do? 

Our Volunteer Coordinator will work with teachers, program coordinators, and guardians/caregivers to establish an appropriate program for interested groups and/or individuals.