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This month's Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Satzinger!

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Thank you for your interest in helping dogs and cats in need. Unfortunately, we have temporarily paused the recruitment of new volunteers in accordance with Covid-19 safety measures. Please submit your info below and we will be in touch when we begin accepting new applications. We look forward to welcoming you to the Bideawee volunteer family in the near future.

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Bideawee volunteers make a BIG impact!

80K

Volunteer Hours

996

Active Volunteers

92

Pet Therapy Pairs

Frequently Asked Questions

What days and times can I volunteer?

Based on the Bideawee location and the role that you are looking to fill, volunteer hours vary. Bideawee works with all volunteers to find opportunities that allow people to participate within the confines of their busy schedules. Please contact the Bideawee Volunteer Coordinator at the Bideawee location closest to you to get additional information on the posted volunteer positions.

What training do volunteers receive?

Every Bideawee volunteer participates in an orientation and training program. All new volunteers are matched with a “mentor” who is usually a staff member or an experienced volunteer. The mentor answers questions, helps new volunteers get acclimated to Bideawee, and offers support and assistance throughout their volunteer shift.

Can children volunteer?

Bideawee requires that all volunteers that will be working directly with animals be 18 years or older. However, those younger than 18 may volunteer when accompanied by a relative. Bideawee has opportunities that can satisfy school community service requirements and help enhance college applications. Please contact a Bideawee Volunteer Coordinator at the Bideawee location nearest you for more details.

How can I become a Pet Therapy Volunteer?

The Bideawee Pet Therapy program is a way for pet lovers to share the unconditional love and companionship of their pet with those in need. Pet Therapy teams undergo a variety of training and evaluations before receiving assignments to visit individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and various other institutions.

There are five basic requirements that all applicants must satisfy to become a working Bideawee Pet Therapy team as follows:

  1. Pet must be one year of age of older
  2. Completion of the application packet
  3. An interview and official evaluation of the animal’s temperament
  4. Take the Pet Partners 6 week training course and pass a post class evaluation
  5. Mentor training

For more information, please visit https://www.bideawee.org/Pet-Therapy

Contact Us

For more information about volunteering at any of our three locations please contact:

Manhattan

212-271-2984

katelyn.lombardi@bideawee.org

 

Wantagh

866-262-8133

casey.wesolowski@bideawee.org

 

Westhampton

631-684-0079

christopher.muller@bideawee.org