Volunteer Opportunities - Manhattan

  • Bideawee: A leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island for more than 100 years, Bideawee is always looking for compassionate, committed volunteers who have a passion for animals. 
  • Humane Society of New York: Since 1904, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. 
  • ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of fields, including pet adoptions, animal rescue and rehabilitation and government relations. Volunteers are requested to participate for approximately four hours per month for a three month period.

Volunteer Opportunities - Brooklyn

  • Sean Casey Animal Rescue: Brooklyn-based non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and small mammals. As a volunteer, you can help walk the dogs, clean cages, attend events, and more. 
  • A Tail at a Time: Brooklyn-based no-kill pet rescue organization committed to finding permanent loving homes for abandoned domestic animals in New York City / Brooklyn. 
  • BARC: The Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition is a not-for-profit, no-kill, privately run animal shelter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. BARC's mission is to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and to find permanent loving homes for them.

Organizations / Websites

  • North Shore Animal League (NSAL) is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Based in Port Washington, New York, the League has placed over 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.
  • Guide Dogs of America. Serving the blind community for more than 50 years, Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired people in the USA and Canada so they may continue to pursue goals with increased mobility and independence.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to provide guide dogs and assistance to visually impaired and blind people throughout the United States and Canada. "Our dogs and services are free to those we serve, thanks to the generosity of donors and support of volunteers".
  • Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer group organized to provide Therapy Dogs and qualified handlers for visitations to institutions, facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed.
  • The Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind was established in 1946 in Smithtown, New York and provides guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.
  • The American Kennel Club, established as a not-for-profit in 1884, is dedicated to the welfare of the purebred dog providing the best care possible to their breeders, owners, caretakers and friends.
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit, charitable organization that provides trained guide dogs for the visually impaired, is one of the world's leading guide dog schools. Since 1956, more than 6,000 guide dog teams have graduated from 48 states and 12 countries.
  • Petfinder.com provides a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases.
  • ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) of Beacon, New York is a no-kill, non-profit, all-volunteer cat and dog shelter. Since its inception in 1986, ARF has remained true to its mission: to rescue animals in need and to find them loving, forever homes. ARF operates solely through the assistance from volunteers and donations.
  • The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a non-profit organization working with a coalition of 150+ rescue groups and shelters to find homes for thousands of New York City's dogs and cats.
  • Animal Care & Control of New York City is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in approximately 30,000 animals each year. As a non-profit, the organization rescues, cares for and finds loving homes for animals throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
  • NYCdog (pronounced "nice dog") was founded in 1999 to unite dog owners and dog owner groups throughout New York City. The New York Council of Dog Owner Groups now includes over 50 groups in all five boroughs.
  • Best Friends Animal Society is a non-profit organization that operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spay/neuter services and educational programs.
  • Senior Dogs Project. Founded in 1997, the Senior Dogs Project facilitates adoption of dogs over the age of five by providing information on rescuing and adopting older dogs and by publishing photos and stories by and about people who love older dogs.
  • SPAY/USA, a North Shore Animal League program developed in 1993, is a nationwide network and referral service for low cost, quality spay/neuter services.