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Community Service Volunteering


This program is open to students who have to meet a small amount of service hours for educational requirements. Students can volunteer independently if at least 16 years old (with parent/guardian approval). Students between the ages of 13 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Duties in this program are general shelter upkeep and assistance (laundry, dishes, donation sorting, outdoor projects, etc.)- all extremely important, high-demand jobs at the shelter. Please note: there is no direct animal care involved and our onboarding process takes about two weeks. We also have a limited need for short-term volunteering and may not be able to accept all community service requests.

If you are interested in working directly with the animals and can commit to a regular, weekly shift for 6 months or more, the Shelter Helper program may be a better fit.

Please contact volunteer program staff at volunteer@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3934 for community service information and current openings.


We are not able to accommodate court-mandated community service at this time.

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