Volunteer to Assist with Daily Chores
Willing animal loving people, of all ages, are welcome to visit the shelter, and spend time with the brushing, bathing, walking on leads, caring and loving all our animals
There's no such thing as a "typical" volunteer!
People of all ages and backgrounds have something to offer the communities that we work with. You will find school and college-age students mixing with graduates and career-breakers. This diversity means there are always interesting perspectives to be found, and new people you can identify with. Often it will be with the person you least expect!
People volunteer with us for a variety of reasons. There is obviously a strong sense of altruism associated with offering your time without payment, following the notion that you want to do something for others - to 'give something back'. But it is also important that you yourself gain something too, whether it is work-experience in a particular field, personal development, or even simply a sense of fulfillment from doing something for others.
Volunteering while studying in school or college
We see large numbers of students volunteering to help FORA, Students take advantage of their holidays to volunteer.
It is fantastic to see people volunteering at such a young age, and it seems to foster such a sense of responsibility and maturity. It is not just us that think so. Volunteering is seen, by both universities and employers alike, as a positive use of time; something which sets individuals apart from others when applying for university courses or jobs.
Volunteering as an Older Volunteer
Fora places a great deal of value on our older volunteers, for with age comes a mixture of experience, skills and patience that younger volunteers simply cannot offer.
Voluntary Projects for Retired Volunteers
Recent years have witnessed a massive growth in the amount of retired volunteers.