Corporate & Group Volunteering
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) offers corporate and group volunteer opportunities throughout the year! We depend on our groups to achieve larger shelter projects that our staff on a day to day basis may not be able to accomplish. Volunteering is also a great way for your company to give back to the community and our animals!
Volunteering at the Shelter
Volunteer shift: 3 hours
Days offered: Weekdays between the hours of 12 pm – 5pm
Number of volunteers: 5-6 | *please contact us for a larger group request
Corporate donation amount: Suggested $200 per session (tax deductible!) We ask that our corporate volunteers try to donate, either through monetary support or goods from our wish list. This suggested contribution helps support our volunteer program as well as the care of our animals. Some groups have held food drives, and others have collected monetary donations as a lead up to their volunteer day. In return, RBARI thanks our corporate volunteers, and their company, on our social media and website.
Did you know that your employer may match your donation or volunteer hours worked? To learn more, look at our corporate matching tab on our website, which is coming soon!
While each project can vary depending on the needs of the shelter on that day, typical corporate volunteer activities include:
- Shelter cleaning (dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc.)
- Cleaning storage areas and sheds on property
- Cleaning crates and carriers
- Property maintenance (gardening, raking, weeding, etc.)
- Administrative work
After your volunteer day, a RBARI staff can give you a tour of our cat kennel, or bring out a suitable dog for a photo-op!
*Volunteer opportunities working directly with our animals are restricted to our fully oriented volunteers*