One of the reasons that most people give about why they do not volunteer or participate in charity work is that they do not know where they can give their services. If you are considering supporting not-for-profit groups that save animals, some of the areas where you can participate and be helpful are as follows.
This is for people who have training in veterinary medicine. You can render your services to treat the animals that are sick in the shelter. You can also offer to give vaccinations or to provide other medical care like spaying and neutering the animals. The other option is to be the first point of contact that the animal has before they are taken to a shelter; to ensure that they are healthy and free to mingle with other animals.
If the organisation caring for the animals has a holding area, you can volunteer to clean the place so that the animals do not get sick by staying in a dirty place. You can also offer to clean the animals and groom them so that they look presentable for people who may want to adopt them.
Most non-profit organisations that are taking care of animals always need someone to help them keep elaborate records that enable them to identify the animals quickly. These details are important during adoption, treatment, and even placement within the organisation. They need to know how many animals they have and their numbers so that they can plan better.
Since these organisations depend on donors to give them money and support, you can become part of the fundraising team. You can be involved by giving suggestions on how to raise funds, supporting their initiatives on raising funds, and even becoming a donor if you have funds.