“Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

CARA simply cannot survive without the help of dedicated animal lovers who generously volunteer their time each week. From fostering kittens to computer work; our members improve the quality of life for so many pets.

Commitment and communication are the keys to a successful group of people who are all here for the same reason because they love animals.


  • Meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare
  • Support a cause you believe in
  • Get a rewarding and satisfying experience
  • Build your confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn new skills or develop existing ones
  • Use your mind and body in a worthwhile way
  • Spend time doing something you really care about
  • Feel like you’re part of a community

But most of all, the animals of the Philippines need you!


  • Time commitment – 20 hours of volunteer work per quarter.
  • NO membership fee – donations in money or kind are appreciated!
  • Participation in a committee. Every member is required to join a committee; the committees are so varied we are sure you will find one that interests you; committees are listed below.
  • Attendance of 50% of CARA general meetings (these are normally once a month); this does not count towards the volunteer hours.
  • A member must be over 18 years of age.
  • Full support of CARA’s policies and philosophy.
  • Proactive team players. Animal welfare in the Philippines is extremely hard and soul destroying; we have to all pull together to achieve our common goal.
  • Members are required to keep abreast of events through the CARA Facebook group. Regular internet access is very important.
  • If you wish to represent CARA at external events, you will be required to wear the official CARA t-shirt. The t-shirt can be purchased at the CARA clinic.

How do I become a volunteer member?

Next Step

Once your membership has been approved, you will be invited to attend a meeting with the committee you selected. You will also be sent an email with the link to the CARA volunteers Facebook group; this is where you can keep up to date on all the latest projects.


Please read the committee descriptions carefully before making a selection. If you have any further questions please contact the committee head.
CARA committees can be viewed here: CARA Committees


From 2006 to 2015, CARA Clinic spayed and neutered

14,011 cats and 543 dogs

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How to Adopt from CARA

For more information, visit our Adopt a Pet page.

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