Animal Protection, Volunteer Opportunities
If you love to work with animals then you can enjoy numerous opportunities where you can volunteer and help out with animal care. To inspire you we have a story from a woman by the name of Kathleen Noyes who has worked with a wide variety of animal welfare charities and she certainly knows a thing or two about the importance of animal welfare, and the rewards that working within this field can offer.
“I remember when I first became an animal activist. On a cold day in November, a big white stray cat came into my life. He was but a shadow of his current self then — dirty, emaciated, ears black with ear mites — hiding under the bushes near my home. One look, and I knew I had to do something to help.
As soon as I did, my love was returned to me with interest. Animal protection has been my passion ever since. In fact, I’ve found that the more I do to help animals, the happier I feel — it’s the best way I’ve found for coping with all the many problems in this world.
I hope that visiting Charity Guide’s Animal-Welfare Volunteer Directory will inspire you too. Whether you have just a few minutes or a whole week of vacation time to protect animals, there are many ways you can help. Try them as your schedule permits, and see how easy it can be to make a difference.
I’ll add new volunteer opportunities regularly. So check this directory often and tell your friends.
On behalf of the animals, thank you so much!”
If you are keen to volunteer some of your time and animal welfare is important to you, then you have a number of options in front of you. You could look to work locally and help out at a local animal shelter or rescue center. These shelters rely on volunteers because of the lack of funding that they often receive, and the position will see you taking care of animals which have been previously mistreated or abandoned.
If you wish to travel then you can certainly do that and support animal welfare in other nations around the world. You could be working in Africa to maintain animal numbers, you could work in the likes of Thailand in an elephant sanctuary, there really is no limit to the places where you can go, or the number of animals that you could help.
Check out the WWF website which has details about animal welfare charities all over the world, pick the charity which speaks to your heart and then go give your time and energy to looking after some of the world’s most fascinating creatures. There are animals all over the world who need our help, and the more people like you who choose to give up their time and dedicate it to them, the less animals we will have in the future who need such care.