Become a Volunteer

Dog Walker
You can become a Dog Walker -We ask that dog walkers commit to a weekly schedule of at least one day a week for two hours to come to our shelter to walk and play with our dogs providing much-needed exercise and socialization
Cage Cleaner
You can be a Cage Cleaner – We need cage cleaners at our Atlas Mall location. We ask that you please commit to a weekly schedule of at least one day a week for two hours.
General Administration
You can help with General Administration We are always in need for volunteers to answer phones, greet visitors, stuff envelopes, write letters, database creation and entry, mass mailings, typing, filing, etc.
Special Projects
You can help with Special Projects – We need volunteers to help with events, create and dispense flyers, collect donations, sell tickets, help at the garage and tag sales, and other projects that come up throughout the year.
You can Foster a homeless dog or cat.
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The Buddy Program
You can become a Bobbi Buddy. – The Buddy Program is for people who enjoy the company of a dog but cannot foster or adopt due to time or housing restraints. Volunteers for this program are partnered with a dog living in our shelter that needs one on one attention and socialization. You will take your dog to local parks, beaches, training sessions, etc. This will provide the animal a break from the shelter environment to alleviate stress and provide much needed exercise and mental stimulation.
Adoption or Fundraising Event.
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Adoption Events
You can help at an Adoption Event – We need volunteers to handle dogs at our events. Training will be provided. Adoption Events occur roughly once per month. If you can commit to attending each adoption event – that would be greatly appreciated.
Donate Professional or Business Services
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Socialize the cats
Read to the cats in our Book Nook program.
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Humane Educator
You can become a Humane Educator – Education is the key to generating awareness in the community about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in New York City. We will train volunteers to visit local schools and speak with children, parents, and teachers on why being kind to animals is important and how they can help. Volunteers for this program must be available during school hours. (8am -3pm, Monday through Friday)
You can be an Animal or Supply Transporter We need volunteers with cars to transport animals to the vet, groomers, adoption events, etc. We also need volunteers to transport supplies, food, and items that people may donate to us.
Fundraising Event
You can help at a Fundraising Event – or even organize one on behalf of Bobbi and the Strays. We always need volunteers to help plan, organize, generate buzz, set-up, and carry-out fundraising events.