Below we have listed a few of our volunteer opportunities. With more than 50 volunteer positions, we have opportunities for everyone who wants to help the animals.
Make a life-changing difference to a shelter pet by taking it into your home on a temporary basis until it is ready for adoption. With our Homes with Hearts foster care program, you can choose the type of pet you want to foster and for how long, and we provide food, bedding, litter, toys, supplies and medical care, if necessary. Discover how fostering a short-term pet can bring you long-term happiness!
Junior Volunteer Club Mentor
Lead volunteers (over 18 years of age) are needed to facilitate the Junior Volunteer Club. You will be mentoring youths ages 12—15 that meet the first or third Saturday of the month for two hours. Junior volunteers help out in various departments. Kennel cleaning, dog walking and cat enrichment are among the possible options.
Work from start to finish as a team with the adoption staff by counseling patrons, in order to find the best possible match between a pet and patron.
Provide support though data entry, research, filing, training and other clerical duties. Positions are available in administrative offices (human resources, volunteer services, accounting) as well as development offices, customer care, behavior and health care.
Groom animals in order to increase their adoptability and add to their comfort and health.
Animal Care Technician Assistant (Cats, Dogs, SMAMS)
Clean kennels and provide enrichment to the animals. This is an opportunity to work with cats, dogs or small mammals.
Assist in writing biographies for the cats/dogs and SMAMS available for adoption. Bio’s are written after you visit with the animals for a brief period and read through their profile.
Health Care Aide
Assist the Health Care department with providing daily medical treatments to the animals in the shelter.
Surgery Kennel Technician
Clean kennels, provide enrichment to the animals and stock medical supplies in the surgery suite. This is an opportunity to work directly with cats, dogs or small mammals in the surgery department.