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Animal Instinct

From pitching in at a zoo, shelter or wildlife refuge to raising guide dogs for the visually impaired, animal lovers have many avenues for volunteering. Organizations that heighten awareness about endangered species are often driven by volunteer power, too.

See how these honorees helped animals
  • Alyssa Grayson

    Alyssa is an enthusiastic wildlife advocate who gives presentations at schools, libraries, fairs, wildlife refuges and other venues about wolves and the importance of protecting them in the wild. 

  • Madison Waldron

    Madison works to improve the lives of homeless dogs by fostering homeless puppies, fundraising, and giving presentations to local groups on the importance of having pets spayed and neutered. 

  • Devon Rodriguez-Cayro

    Devon has raised more than $12,000 for homeless pets by participating in the Harrisburg Humane Society's annual river plunge and selling homemade treats at school and craft shows.

  • Nathan Duerre

    Nathan spearheaded a drive to remodel the poultry barn at his county's fairgrounds.

Additional Resources

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The Humane Society
National Wildlife Federation