Animal Rescue

Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Church Facility
Fee: $100.00

Service Projects

Help care for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals at Collierville Animal Shelter. Assist in their mission to promote, motivate and enforce responsible pet ownership.

Tasks may involve facilities maintenance and animal interaction (walking, playing, petting, etc.).

2014 Experience

Probably like many other people here, I did not know what to expect of ASB. Since our diverse team did not know each other very well, I was hesitant at first about how the trip might be and turnout. However during the trip, in almost no time whatsoever, all my worries were forgotten when I realized I was a part of such an open and friendly group. We [volunteered] for the Memphis Zoo, Memphis Botanical Garden, Shelby Farms Park, and The Memphis Humane Society. We continually worked hard at whatever was needed of us, whether it was raking, pulling weeds, planting trees, clearing vines, or filling dog toys with food. However, my favorite times came when all of us were together and able to interact more easily. I will remember the truly special moments playing outside in the field, hogging up a whole aisle while grocery shopping, playing an unfathomable amount of card games, watching movies, cooking meals together, and reflecting on the day’s events after having dinner.
- Jacob Guerra, ASB 2014 Animal Rescue participant

Read Jacob's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2014

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Rescue

Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services

Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.

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Cultural Preservation

Location: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Agency: Cherokee Nation

Work with community members and help revitalize Cherokee Nation's neighborhoods.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Denver, Colorado
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist in disaster recovery efforts and provide support to those affected by floods.

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Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: West Coast Bay Area, California
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices taught to farmers in developing countries.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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