We always need help!

Below is a list of volunteer ‘jobs’ we very much need help with. If you decided you would like to volunteer (and we hope you do!) please submit a Volunteer Application and we will contact you. Thanks! Due to liability, all volunteers must be 18 years or older.


Shelter Help (dog walkers * kennel support * shelter enrichment)

Our dogs LOVE to go on walks! If you have spare time between 8:30-11:30 Monday through Sunday, please consider spending it walking a rescue dog!

Doggy Dates

During the summer, we tend to not have many adoption events scheduled for the safety of our dogs and volunteers. Due to this, many of our dogs do not get the outside exposure they would normally get from going to events. We would love for our dogs to get some outside time, so don’t forget about our Doggy Dates! In order to take one of our awesome dogs on a Doggy Date, we ask that you volunteer in the shelter at least once so you can meet our dogs and find the best match! Take one of our rescue dogs to Starbuck to enjoy a puppiccino, take a hike at the Whitewater Center or grab a beer at one of the many dog friendly breweries near our rescue!

Junior Volunteers

At NMAR we do require that all volunteers handling dogs and in our shelter, be at least 18 years old due to liability reasons. However, we know the interest in helping homeless animals comes from people of all ages! We’ve created a Junior Volunteer program just for that reason! This is especially great for teens under the age of 18 needing community service hours and to help homeless dogs at the same time! For more information on this program please visit our Junior Volunteer page.

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