In Need of Volunteers


We are a small group of volunteers who invite you to join GCAR. You may find that you have a calling for this kind of volunteer work and may discover the perfect niche of service that lets you help the animals of Giles County.

Your time is just as valuable to us as monetary donations. Volunteers perform many tasks that allow us to continue helping the animals and there is much to be done in addition to working with the animals. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who already give your time for the animals!

Thinking about volunteering but not sure what you can do? Our volunteers work at the shelter, speak with the public at events, fundraise, transport animals to the vet or another rescue, and/or assist low income families in getting a pet spayed/neutered. Not all our volunteers work directly with the animals. Whatever your talent, the group would benefit and more animals could be helped. Please look over the information on our programs and activities page to get a better idea of the areas you would be most interested in volunteering. Also feel free to contact us for more information, gilescountyanimalrescue@gmail.com or attend our monthly meetings. We meet every 2ndWednesday night of the month.

Giles Co. Animal Rescue is in need of volunteers to keep the shelter open from 2-4 pm on weekends. This is the time of year when shelters are full and the weekends need to be staffed. If you'd like to help, can spare a couple of hours on Sat or Sun call us. 540-922-3958.


Attend our Monthly Meetings

We meet once a month on the 2nd Wendesday of each month, at 7:00 pm,  at the Pembroke Town Hall. The Town Hall is the 2nd floor of the Pembroke Fire Dept. Please come join us.

General requirements for volunteers:

  1. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application & volunteer agreement with Giles County Animal Rescue.
  2. All volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver with Giles County.
  3. All volunteers should feel comfortable/accept the policies and procedures of Giles County Animal Rescue.
  4. When volunteering, all actions should be a reflection of the values and standards set by Giles County Animal Rescue.
  5. All volunteers must be able to understand and follow directions of the volunteers in charge and/or members of the Board of Directors.
  6. Volunteers shall not knowingly take actions against the wishes of the active membership as a whole.
  7. Volunteers must retain confidentiality of the organization while working with the public.
  8. A volunteer will immediately report any problems he/she may be having with accepting policies or working with other staff members so we can work together effectively as a team.

Additional requirements for Shelter volunteers

  1. Shelter volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or 16 years of age with parental consent form and waiver.
  2. Shelter volunteers must train with an experienced volunteer before working at the animal shelter.
  3. Shelter volunteers should understand the risk of carrying and transmitting diseases such as parvo or distemper to their own animals. A volunteer’s  pets should be current on all vaccines.
  4. Shelter volunteers will report any injuries sustained while working at the shelter to the Animal Control Officer as well as to a member of the board of Giles County Animal Rescue in a timely manner.
  5. Shelter volunteers should be current on tetanus vaccination.
  6. No volunteer is allowed to bring children or friends under the age of 16 to the shelter while volunteering. If 16yrs of age or older, a volunteer application and county waiver must be signed. This is a policy of the county, not GCAR.