Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers! Below are some things to consider prior to starting this process.

Age requirements: 18 and up or 16-17 if parent signs the liability waiver. A trained volunteer can bring their child who has watched the learning modules and sign liability waivers. Understand that most activities have a minimum age requirements of 16 and up ( ie. dog walking) and the child must be supervised at all times. Noticeably children under 16  typically lose interest due to the experience not being what they anticipated. (ie. we don't have a puppy or kitten room)

Court ordered community service is not offered at the shelter.

If your interest is dog walking, be aware that most dogs that are in the shelter are medium to x-large in size with pent up energy. It does require strength, balance and stamina to walk them out to the play yards. They tend to pull on leash and combined with their size is why many new volunteers come once or twice and don't return. 

If your interest is in cats, in general, around November through May we have very few cats which means less volunteer opportunities. Late spring, summer, and early fall is "kitten season". Our feline intakes increase and so does our need for extra help.

With that in mind, there are 2 parts to becoming a volunteer. Part 1 is done at home by accessing on-line learning modules. This is done in Better Impact/My Impact. Below is the link to set-up an account with Better Impact/My Impact. Click on the link and fill out the application by reading our organizational policies and creating a new account at the bottom of the page. Once you set-up an account, you will be sent an email from Better Impact/My Impact with the instructions on how to access the learning modules. Part 2 is setting up an appointment to do a guided walk through along with signing the liability waivers and acknowledgement. The appointment link is at the end of the modules.

https://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=63ee133d-09cd-426c-a384-0224d44ed0f3&ApplicationFormNumber=1

   Laundry

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Posing dogs for Photography team

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   Cat socialization 

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Grooming

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Dog Walkers is our greatest need! 

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Dog Walking

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Cats

 

Volunteer

   Our biggest need is dog walkers

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   Cat socialization 

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Grooming

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Bathing

(16 yrs and up)

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Office tasks

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Dog Walking

(16 yrs and up)

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Off-site Events

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Enrichment

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Off-site Events

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Enrichment

Bathing