Volunteer Program

Volunteer Commitment:

  • Commit to working at least one shift a week. For scheduling consistency, try to volunteer on a set day each week.

  • Check the WhatsApp group chat regularly for updates, shift openings, and notes on the animals.

  • Help and train any friends you bring as potential volunteers and/or other new volunteers.

  • Please provide 30 days notice if you can no longer volunteer (to allow time to find and train replacement).

  • Optional: side projects are always available and will be announced on the group chat. Participation in side projects is not required as part of a regular shift, but extra help is always greatly appreciated.

  • Optional: If you have any particular interests, skills, or areas of expertise, please let us know!

How do I become a MARA volunteer?

  1. Review this website and training resources to see if the volunteer program is a good fit for you and your schedule.

  2. Sign and submit the volunteer release form (form to print below)

  3. Download WhatsApp and create an account to be invited to the volunteer group chat.