One of the major ways you can get involved at SCAR is by volunteering.  We are in constant need for all types of volunteers at our shelter, adoption events and fundraisers. Volunteering with SCAR can be an extremely rewarding opportunity to give back to the community as well as yourself.  By volunteering at our shelter you not only get the satisfaction of caring for potential SCAR grads but you also play a key role in preparing them for their forever home.  Volunteering also gives you chance to discover new skills you never knew you had, grow confidence and meet new and amazing people who share the same likes!  



If you want to volunteer at our Windsor Terrace shelter and learn more about the rescue:

  • You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer without a parent or a guardian. Children 4‐12 years old can volunteer when accompanied by a parent/guardian (restrictions apply)

  • Complete a volunteer application and assessment form (for first‐time volunteers). Email address is required

  • Bring picture ID and proof of address

  • Spread the message about responsible pet ownership and animal protection

Volunteer assignments will be made in accordance with your interests, abilities, and vocational goals and in accordance with the needs of the Shelter.  When you complete and submit this application you can also choose to volunteer your time for non‐animal related services such as construction or administrative help. Please send your completed application to volunteer@nyanimalrescue.org


Company and Group Volunteering

Groups of volunteers assist our organization greatly, by coming together to better the communities that we live and work in. Sean Casey Animal Rescue is pleased to partner with corporations, universities, and community-based groups in the creation and implementation of volunteer projects that will benefit our rescue. We are one of New York City’s largest and most successful support services for all the homeless and injured animals.  Becoming a part of SCAR’s family is an exciting way for companies to give back!Whatever your industry or size, SCAR can help your company meet its philanthropic, marketing, and team building goals. Companies partner with SCAR because it’s good business – your volunteers and financial support strengthen the community while our rescue and awesome animals benefit from exposure, cross-functional team opportunities and charitable giving. 

Our rescue welcomes the assistance of several groups year round, including:

●      Small businesses and large corporations

●      Schools (colleges, high schools, and elementary schools)

●      Alumni groups

●      Scout troops

●      Churches and synagogues

●      Community and civic organizations

Depending on the size of your group, the ages of your volunteers, and your schedule we can help you find a suitable project. We encourage you to schedule several weeks in advance.

Companies, please complete the attached SCAR CORPORATE GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and we’ll start the process of getting you and your team started!

Schools & Youth Groups, please complete the attached SCAR SCHOOL – YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and we’ll start the process of getting you and your group started!


Dog Walking

Drop in any day from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm to walk a dog. All dogs must be back at the shelter at 6:00pm.  We’ll ask you to complete our easy Volunteer Dog Walker Application before you head out.

●      Must be 18 years of age or older (no exceptions)

●      ALL Volunteers under 21 require a parent or guardian's signature.

●      Complete Dog Walker Volunteer application