Volunteering. Students and adults find outlets for service through animal shelters. They can volunteer time, supplies, and money for animal care. Individuals can exercise animals, clean their cages, socialize them, and fill in for an absent worker. They design pamphlets for the public and provide PR support. Some accompany shelter workers as they take animals to visit rest homes and schools to provide informational lectures. The work can vary from holding puppies to accustom them to people to bathing and grooming the animals before an annual adoption event. Shelters face an ongoing situation. They have more animals coming in than they have room for, but not enough staff to provide care. Volunteers provide essential support.