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Last Updated:
10/30/2014 4:16 PM



Team T.A.R.A.

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Are you looking for a rewarding team experience?  Do you believe that all pets deserve to be cherished and protected? Then YOU could be the perfect addition to our team! 

Joining Team T.A.R.A. is a wonderful opportunity for animal lovers to network and make friends while helping homeless animals. Everyone involved in The Animal Rescue Alliance is an unpaid volunteer. The time and efforts of each team member is invaluable.

There are a variety of ways you can contribute to Team T.A.R.A. as we work together to improve the lives of the animals in our care.  The following volunteer opportunities are available: 

 Adoption Assistant

Assist in adoption process by calling Veterinarian offices, Landlords, and personal references to gathering required information. May also help with various other duties involved in screening adoption applications for both dogs and cats.

Adoption Event Team Member

Assist Team Lead with all aspects of an adoption event.

Adoption Follow-Up Counselor

Contact adopters for updates and to answer follow-up questions regarding their new family member.

Cat Care Assistant

Help maintain clean and comfortable living conditions for cats at PETCO or PetSmart Adoption Centers.

Cat Socialization Specialist

Spend time with the cats that are housed at PETCO and PetSmart Adoption Centers, helping them become social with a variety of different people.

Decorating Team Member 

Assist Decorating Team Lead in coordinating and creating visual display for events.

Dog Walker

 Provide exercise for dogs at our boarding facilities.

Dog Trainer

The T.A.R.A. Board would like to interview individuals with dog training experience to develop a program to educate volunteers and foster parents on standard training techniques.

Foster Parent

Provide safe and loving home for animals awaiting their forever family.

Fundraising Team Member

Assist Team Lead in coordinating and operating fundraising activities.

Grant Writer

Research and write grants. Previous experience preferred.

Graphic Artist

Create flyers, & other misc. marketing material for our group.


Bathe and groom animals upon intake, prior to adoption events, and before going to their forever home.

Kennel Worker

Help maintain clean and comfortable living conditions for dogs at our boarding facility. We have two separate kennel "shifts" -  a morning and an evening shift, each requires only a 1-2 hour time commitment.

Maintenance Technician

Handle general repairs at our boarding facility; such as, lawn care, minor electrical work, minor plumbing work, fence repair, small construction jobs, etc. 

Medical Team Member

Assist Team Lead in providing basic medical care to our animals.  Experience not required but must be an active kennel worker for at least two months prior to being a part of the medical team.

Street Team Lead

Research and maintain street level marketing and promotions; such as, donation barrels, posters, flyers, etc. 

Street Team Member

Assist Team Lead in maintaining street level marketing and promotions.


Transport animals to and from events and medical appointments.


As a volunteer with The Animal Rescue Alliance, it is important that you share in our mission and are a good representation of the group to the public at large.  Because it is imperative that our mission be upheld and not undermined by any of our members we are asking that, before you decide to volunteer, you read our mission and the following statements and be sure that you are in agreement and will follow them at all times.


 T.A.R.A. Mission & Statement of Beliefs 



Are you ready to join Team T.A.R.A.? If so, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to sign up now.


 Volunteers must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. 


 For questions about volunteering, contact Volunteers4TARA@gmail.com


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