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DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP-DAWG

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Volunteer opportunities are available for a wide range of skill levels and experiences. The primary focus for volunteer help is in the general care of the animals which is broken up into 3 categories: wildlife (which requires training and becoming a subpermitee), barn (which also requires training under a staff member or experienced volunteer), and the dog kennel (which requires training under a staff member or experienced volunteer). These 3 categories of animal care encompass a wide range of need of help such as: preparing/passing out feedings, washing dishes, cleaning/disinfecting of those areas, enrichment, and basic grooming. Volunteer help is also needed for help with maintaining the grounds of the 52 acre farm. Those tasks may include: picking up yard waste/debris, gardening, and basic landscaping projects. There is also a large need for volunteers that are experienced with general labor/maintenance for projects such as: help with building new enclosures, repairs to existing enclosures, painting, constructing items at times for aiding in efficient operations of the farm. We are also in need for volunteers who can help with general housekeeping tasks such as: cleaning the house, the apartment in the barn, washing dishes, doing laundry, organizing storage areas, organizing donations, and helping with grocery shopping. The reality is we have a large-scale operation that involves many moving parts to provide the best possible care to the animals in our care. Volunteer help is needed, and can be used in many areas, and if there is something you feel you can do that may help, we are sure we can find the use of your time and help where you feel comfortable!

3 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Volunteer opportunities include: dog kennel, barn, housekeeping, property maintenance, and building/general maintenance.
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Volunteer opportunities include: dog kennel, barn, housekeeping, property maintenance, and building/general maintenance.
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Volunteer opportunities include: dog kennel, barn, housekeeping, property maintenance, and building/general maintenance.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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More opportunities with DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP-DAWG

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About DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP-DAWG

Location:

78440 MCKAY RD, BRUCE TWP, MI 48065, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need. Our pets come from local shelters, owner surrenders and strays. We focus on Saving the Stray's of Detroit and hold regular outreach missions to take in injured, starved, neglected and abused animals.

Description

DAWG is a non profit No KILL animal rescue helping homeless, abandoned, injured and neglected animals of all species . Our 25 acre farm is equipped with an animal protection shelter,heated barn, pond and creek. in addition, we have many wildlife enclosures which provide an ideal habitat for many species. We are regulated by MDARD, USDA, USFW and DNR. Education and enrichment are paramount.

Animals
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Utica, MI 48317

(42.6468,-83.0528)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Farming
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We do prefer that volunteers can commit to one of the shifts at least one day per week, to help ensure and maintain organizational structure, and to arrange coverage for providing the best care possible to our animals.
  • All new volunteers are required to sign a waiver at the start of their volunteering. Our focus is on the care of our animals, so we do require that volunteers engage with the public respectfully as representatives of our organization.

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