This summer, you can help animals in need by volunteering with OWLS, a community service group affiliated with the Dover Public Library.
On Sunday, July 1 from 9am to 11:30am OWLS will be working to revitalize Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s vegetable garden. Many of the small animals at the shelter require a daily diet of vegetables to stay healthy. The vegetable garden will not only help to feed these animals, but will also offer CVHS a cost-effective way to take care of them. Some of the vegetables grown will include cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and carrots.
The garden will be an on-going project throughout the summer, starting with weeding and tilling the soil, then planting and maintaining the garden. The first meeting will include an orientation from CVHS at 9am that will last approximately half an hour followed by work in the garden. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes that they are not afraid to get dirty and are welcome to bring shovels, gloves, or any other garden tools they may need.
Anyone wishing to volunteer should sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/eZ0ORiFZPK0hTJfC3 or by calling the library at (603) 516-6050. Participants will meet at the animal shelter, located at 262 County Farm Road in Dover.
Further group meet-ups for the CVHS garden will be posted on Dover Public Library’s website (library.dover.nh.gov) and Facebook page (@DoverPLNH) and OWLS’ Facebook page (@OwlsNH) and website (owlsnh.wixsite.com/volunteer) as well as in the newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter visit: eepurl.com/ccPiSf.
Please be advised that animals are on the premises, and there is a dog pen located near the garden so this may not be a good fit for someone with animal allergies or fear of any animals at the shelter.
OWLS programs are open to all ages (unless otherwise noted) and volunteers do not have to live in Dover or be a Dover Public Library cardholder to participate. OWLS is a member of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a worldwide non-profit organization that uses the power of volunteering to turn fans into heroes.
This program and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the OWLS website at owlsnh.wixsite.com/volunteer or call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-8:30pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm.