As a Volunteer for ARNO, You Will Get More Than You Give

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Photo ?2006 Jackie Quick

Volunteers are ARNO’s lifeblood. We couldn't exist without the generous service of our volunteers. Duties include, but are not limited to: dishes (litter pans and food/water bowl scrubbing and disinfecting), laundry, cat cages cleaned, puppy and dog pens cleaned, dogs walked, sweeping/disinfectant mopping, carriers sanitized, light housekeeping in the office/bathrooms, kitten bottle moms (experienced only), night dog-walking team members (over 18, from 6-8pm nightly), manning booths at events, etc.

Donations and volunteers are always needed to continue our invaluable work.  ARNO is a volunteer-based organization, receives no major funding and exists almost entirely on your donations. You can be assured that because we are all volunteer, 100% of your donation goes to the animals for their shelter, medical care, and supplies to keep them clean, healthy and happy. Please consider helping in any way you can.

Share this page to your social media accounts and with your friends, family and co-workers who care about animals. ARNO's success has always been, and continues to be, dependent upon volunteers. We need volunteers 7days a week/365 days a year to keep our operation running smoothly. Please consider coming to help us at the shelter on a regular basis...even one day a week for three to four hours is a huge help. All volunteers must fill out the online application below, sign a volunteer waiver on their first day at the shelter, and sign in/out the volunteer logbook at the shelter.

Community Service Hours

If you know high school students who love animals, this is a perfect opportunity to put in required community service hours, and a wonderful opportunity to add a bright spot to homeless animals lives. We also welcome volunteers that have court ordered community service.

Requirements are:

  1. You must love animals;
  2. You are well-mannered; and
  3. You take instructions well. ARNO is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit and can schedule court ordered community service hours.

We can only schedule teens under 16 at times when we have enough experienced adults on hand.

How do I sign up as a volunteer?

Fill in the very brief volunteer application below. In the experience section, please put why/how you feel you can help as an ARNO volunteer. (Also put if you have any specific allergies to a certain species). Your online application will be answered within 12 hours by our volunteer coordinator. She will send you our daily schedule, as some duties are only during certain hours of the day/night. Once you receive an email from the volunteer coordinator, please respond with when (day/times) you can volunteer. We schedule all volunteers on our calendar. So please, if you volunteer, be responsible enough to show up on time, or let us know via email that you are not coming and cannot make your commitment. We do not overbook volunteers, so if you are scheduled you will be needed.

The shelter is located at 271 Plauche St., New Orleans 70123 in the Elmwood business park area off Edwards Ave. (turn on corner with Cox Communications office, that is Plauche Street.) There are also directions to our shelter if you need them.

We promise you this: You will get more than you give!

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Volunteer Form

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required.

Volunteer Contact Information:
*First Name:
*Last Name:
Second Phone:

Would you like to receive ARNO email news/updates?

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 Areas of Volunteer Interest:
(click on each for a more detailed description, select as many as applicable)

Animal Care/Warehouse Assistant (walk and feed animals, clean kennels and perform other needed tasks at the warehouse in Jefferson)
Foster a Pet (provide temporary housing for animals awaiting transport and adoption)
Data (help manage field data, make phone calls, generate recruitment materials, etc.)
*Please describe your experience working with animals:  
How did you hear about ARNO?:


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