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Student Volunteers

If you are a student completing a project for school and you would like to do your project through Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, you have a couple different options, outlined below.

(1) If you’d like to complete your service hours and pursue your project onsite at the Adoption Center, you can do this through BWAR’s Volunteer Program. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must also become a fully-oriented volunteer and accompany you during your volunteer service. Volunteer options at the Adoption Center for individuals under 18 years of age include socializing the cats, helping with laundry and dishes, filling Kong toys for the dogs, helping out at the thrift store, and working with the dogs on the Manners Patrol Team. Brother Wolf staff can be available for interviews by request to share information related to our organization to support your project. The Volunteer Manager will be available by appointment to sign off on your hours, as needed.

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(2) You can complete an off-site project that supports Brother Wolf and our No-Kill mission through Humane Education. You would track the time it takes you to complete these projects and the Volunteer Manager will sign off on your hours. Projects that you can do through this option include:

  • Create a presentation around the importance of spaying and neutering pets, or why puppy mills are cruel to animals, or why adopting is better than shopping in order to decrease the number of homeless animals in shelters. Present it to your class or your grade in an assembly.
  • Create and design a large donation container or fundraising drive to buy items off of our Amazon wish list. Create a Facebook invite for all of your friends to come to a specific place- for example, your house for a pizza party, or a park (parent or guardian present) and collect donations.
  • Lead a pet food or animal toy drive at a local pet store using our wishlist (provided by the Volunteer Manager). Set up at a pet store (like Petco or PetSmart) and hand our wishlist out to customers so they can buy things from the list to donate. Bring all of the donations to Brother Wolf after the drive. (Be sure to get the store’s permission before choosing this option.)
  • Write and send an action letter to a legislator of your choosing regarding a topic concerning animal welfare that you are passionate about. Some examples are: BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), spay and neuter laws, county laws vs. city laws for what constitutes as animal neglect or abuse.

Our staff are very busy helping our animals day-to-day, which doesn’t leave us with time to be an involved mentor for students. Here is what we can provide: the Volunteer Manager can meet by appointment with students to sign off on paperwork, Adoption Center staff are available during students’ volunteer service to answer questions and provide guidance, and sometimes interviews with relevant staff can be arranged.  

We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our organization and helping the animals in our care! If you have further questions, you may email volunteer@bwar.org.