Volunteer for ElderPet
Most people join ElderPet to volunteer with their pet animal assisted activities and therapy. Information on the therapy animal program can be found at a separate link - Therapy Animal Program.
Our Community Outreach Service branch needs volunteers to deliver pet food, help provide short term care for pets, and transport animals to pet-related services. This is a very rewarding volunteer experience, but, most requests come in sporadically and often urgently (except for pet food delivery) , so this requires volunteers with a very flexible schedule and dependable transportation. ElderPet does provide liability insurance for this type of work.
Pet food delivery occurs every 4-6 weeks to accommodate varying volunteer schedules. We currently deliver to Dover, Durham, Rochester, Somersworth, and Newmarket. Some people are able to pick up their food at UNH. As our client base increases, we will need more delivery volunteers. Food is either donated or purchased monthly and must be individually bagged and taken to the delivery volunteers. ElderPet is aware that some humane societies and food pantries provide pet food and will refer to these organizations when appropriate.
Other types of volunteers needed would be role players for the Pet Partner evaluations, people who might be interested in some of the administrative and background work (i.e. Pet Food purchase and packaging, website assistance, data collection, monitoring accounts, helping with mailings, organizing other volunteers, and more. )
Our volunteer application can be found here in both a Word Document and a PDF for those interested in helping us out.
Thank you for your interest!