Volunteers

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ADD ANY NEW VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. ALL ORIENTATION AND TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE PLAN TO RESUME THIS TRAINING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OUR VOLUNTEERS REALLY DO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE AT OUR SHELTER. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU!

Volunteers make a difference! We rely on the hard work, love and commitment of our volunteers in all of our programs.

We have a new, revamped volunteer orientation and training that is COVID safe. Please read the information below to see the volunteer guidelines and how to get started!

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Volunteer Age Guidelines

  • Age 16 and older: can volunteer with no special supervision.
  • Age 13 to 15: must volunteer with an adult that is 18 years or older. This adult must also go through the volunteer training process. 
  • Age 12 and under – cannot volunteer at the shelter. However, there are other volunteer opportunities outside the shelter. Please see this page for more information.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers can sign up for shifts as early as 9:00am Monday - Saturday. Later shifts may run as late as 6:00pm on some of those operating days. There are no volunteer opportunities available on Sundays. 

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientation sessions have been temporarily suspended. More information will appear in this section when we are able to offer orientation.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer orientation sessions have been temporarily suspended. More information will appear in this section when we are able to offer orientation.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer opportunities are categorized by groups:

  • Basic – entry level volunteer position
  • Advanced – require additional training or a certain amount of volunteer hours
  • Mentoring - after a combination of 100 hours of basic and advanced, plus apply with the Program Coordinator.

If you have a special skill, talent or hobby, please feel free to share them with us. There may be a need you can help with.

Basic

  • Cat Socializer
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Co-location (Emergency) Shelter Assistant
  • Dog Walker/Socializers
  • Facility Friend
  • Groomer
  • Kennel Assistant for cats and dogs
  • Outreach/ Special Events Representative
  • Small Animal Companion

Advanced

  • Adoption/Meet and Greet Counselor
  • Rabies Clinic Assistants

Mentor

  • Training Mentor - assist with the volunteer orientation and volunteer training
  • Volunteer Mentor - “Go To” person for new volunteers and to give gentle reminders for other volunteers.