Reminder to ALL Dog walking Volunteers:
Effective February 2018
Our volunteer program is under revision and review.
Moving forward, we are ONLY accepting volunteers who have volunteered with us the past year. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are looking for commited volunteers that can donate multiple hours with our animals. We will no longer accept first time walk-in volunteers.
If you are a NEW volunteer and would like to begin volunteering with us please visit and sign up with NYCares, who provides BARC shelter with volunteers. Go to NY Cares to begin the process. After signing up and attending their orientation, you can choose what date to come in and are held responsible for your own time
Our Corporate/Group volunteering rules have changed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the drop down menu.
Morning Dog Walking Hours: Tuesday - Saturday**, 9:30am - 12:00pm*
Evening Dog Walking Hours: Monday &Tuesday, 5:30pm - 7:30pm*
There are NO volunteer shifts on Saturday night or Sunday morning/evening.
ALL DOG WALKERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE—THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING KIDS AND ANYONE UNDER 21 ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 21)
When volunteering, please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers you don't mind getting dirty, and don't bring personal belongings, as we have no storage space. We require all our volunteers to follow our guidelines listed below, and sign in before walking dogs EVERY TIME.
NY Cares Team dogwalking:
Sunday and Monday mornings
(10:30-1:00 pm) and
Wednesday and Thursday evenings (6:00-7:30 pm).
NOTE: At these times, we are not able to host individual volunteers. To walk with NYCares, go to their website and sign up with them
WE WILL NOT BE BOOKING GROUPS UNTIL MID AUGUST 2018
Cat Loft Volunteering
Hours open to the public:
ALL CAT LOFT VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE
Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 4pm