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Happy National Volunteer Week!

This week is National Volunteer Week which is about recognizing our outstanding volunteers that do so much for our cause and the animals in our care.  Verona Street Animal Society (VSAS) and Rochester Animal Services (RAS) rely heavily on the dedicated services of our nearly 300 volunteers. Some of these duties may include animal enrichment, social media, photography, dog walking, grooming and animal socialization among many other things. Our volunteers are critical to our success in helping the Rochester community of human and animal citizens.  They give so much of their own time and are deeply passionate about saving lives, making improvements, and promoting the organization. We rely tremendously on the volunteers to augment and complement the work of the employees and we genuinely appreciate each and every effort from folding laundry to coordinating the canine playgroup program.


We couldn’t do what we do for the animals in this community without them!  If you want to volunteer at the shelter at Rochester Animal Services, please complete an online application.  If you wish to volunteer for fundraising, events, and marketing / promotional activities, complete an online volunteer application.  To learn find out more about fostering animals awaiting their furever home, please visit our foster page.


We are also looking for volunteers from the community to help at our annual event, The Fast & The Furriest® Races, Walk & Pet Fest, now in its 10th year.  This is a one day event and we have many volunteer opportunities still open.