We need your help!
Volunteers are the heart of our organization and essential to our work. Each year our volunteers give a collective 10,000+ hours both in-shelter and out-of-shelter. Our staff and volunteers partner together to form a vital team that’s essential to carrying out our mission to promote the health, care, and adoption of these animals. There are many important roles that you can fill to help animals in need. For safety’s sake, all volunteers need to be 18 or older.
Main Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all those who love to organize! Our Cleaning volunteers are absolutely essential to the daily running of the operation. From helping with laundry and dishes to organizing food, toys, and more you can ensure a clean and nurturing environment and make a positive impact on so many animals.
Animal Transport opportunities
Calling all those who love to drive! Due to the fact that we have limited in-shelter medical capabilities, we are very dependent on our off-site vet partners for surgeries, diagnostics and more. Our animal transport volunteers ensure we can get our animals to these critical appointments. There is no minimum number of transports – even an occasional transport is greatly appreciated – we need as many people as possible!
Dog Care opportunities
Our Dog Care volunteers are a critical part of our team. From walks in the woods and playtime in our large back pen to just sitting with a dog or building enrichment, like Kongs and Lickimats, our Dog Care volunteers help enrich the lives of the dogs in our care and make their stay as positive as possible.
Cat Care opportunities
Our Cat Care volunteers are essential to the daily care and enrichment of the cats and kittens in shelter. From cleaning their spaces and monitoring their well being to socializing a new cat or playing with kittens in our cat rooms, our Cat Care volunteers ensure a healthy and stimulating environment for our cats.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
FROM A LONGTIME VOLUNTEER
More Volunteer Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
- A comprehensive orientation focused on safe animal handling.
- A cat/dog mentor program with fellow volunteers.
- Additional training opportunities on topics such as clicker training (for dogs and even cats!) or helping fearful dogs.
- Books and articles on animal sheltering developments.
- Social media engagement to recognize volunteers and share successes.
- Confidential volunteer surveys.
- A bi-weekly newsletter.
- Volunteer appreciation events.
To provide consistency for the handling of our dogs and cats, we require a commitment of two hours per week for at least six months. Volunteer shifts are scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in two-hour increments. Volunteers work every day of the year, in all weather conditions. Please understand this is an expectation of your commitment.
It depends on the role. Please review the various roles about. Each one indicates how to learn more information or apply.