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Volunteer Opportunities at Because You Care

BYC is a volunteer organization. We rely on the dedication and talent of people willing to donate their time on a regular basis. Below are several ways in which people often donate their time and talents. If you have a talent that you'd like to offer and you think could be of help to us but your skill is not listed here, please let us know.

  • Pet Shelter VolunteerAdoption center: Help around the center by cleaning, feeding, scooping litter, and socializing cats and dogs.
  • Coordinate volunteers: Call volunteers and organize staffing schedules for events
  • Sell candy bars: Sell Daffin's Chocolate to support TNR.
  • Fundraising/Event planning: We have several annual activities and always welcome more
  • Volunteer at events: Staff tables, sell merchandise, set-up/clean-up, etc.
  • TNR: Assist persons interested in reducing feral populations in their areas
  • TV: Serve as a spokesperson and show animals on local news channels
  • Vet tech services: Provide routine medical care (as allowed by law), including testing for feline leukemia and heartworm and the administration of routine shots, excluding rabies
  • Foster homes: If you would like to find more information on becoming a foster home please visit our Fostering Homeless Pets page

Apply to Become a Volunteer

Our biggest need is for volunteers who are willing to plan and organize fundraisers and who can help set up, clean up, and serve at events. See the list to the left for descriptions of ways to help, then fill out the form below if you would like to become involved.

All fields are required. You will be notified if a field is empty or filled in incorrectly.

Volunteers at the Cat Center must be 16 years of age or older.  

Volunteers at the Dog Adoption Center must be 18 years of age or older.


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McKean, PA ,16426