Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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Group Volunteers

At HRA, we create a volunteer experience tailored for your group at our Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center—bringing you right into the heartbeat of what we do. Join the community of compassion that enables us to serve more than 60,000 animals a year, without ever turning a DC animal away.


In addition to their acts of service on-site, group volunteers facilitate a minimum gift of $1,000 from their organization or group so that they can support the work HRA does for the animals they meet during their time with us. Each group will also have the opportunity to sponsor an adoptable animal, which helps provide care during the animal’s stay with us. Additionally, promoting their sponsored animal on social media can be hugely impactful in finding a deserving animal a forever home more quickly, while providing a great example of service to the community.

Make a meaningful difference to the animals of DC as a team!

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Benefits for businesses organizing a group volunteer activity:

A 2013 Network for Good report highlights that enabling employees to give back to the community through volunteer activities is a powerful form of motivation and employee engagement. More than 75% of employees want to be involved in their company’s giving and volunteering programs. Employee engagement leads to increased happiness at work, greater productivity, and less turnover which can help a company’s bottom line. HRA wants to help employers connect with their workforces by supporting charitable pursuits important to their employees.

How does workplace volunteering translate into better workplace engagement?

  • Employee development
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Improved communication
  • Improved employee retention
  • Building brand awareness


Not a business? Not a problem!

We are glad to host your team, troop, or party for a meaningful volunteer experience. We ask that all volunteers be at least 15 years of age and that each group facilitate a contribution of at least $1,000 to support our work for animals. If your group is unable to meet the giving level or age requirements, we welcome you to support HRA through one of our many great community events or youth volunteer options!


We host 2-hour group volunteer events on Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm or Saturdays 10 am - 12 pm at our Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center.


*Please note, groups are usually booked 1- 2 months in advance on a first come, first serve basis.


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