There are several ways to get involved at the shelter! Read through our positions to find out which one is right for you!
Dog Walkers: Volunteers who work as dog walkers help keep the dogs exercised and social! Before beginning to volunteer, you must attend a doggy 101 training. These trainings are offered on a monthly basis, and are always on a Saturday. Volunteer training class is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at 10:30am. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Any volunteer under 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian at ALL times and cannot physically walk the dogs. You must be at least 12 years old to be a dog walker.
Cat Comforters: Volunteers who work as cat comforters help keep cats socialized and content in the shelter environment. Before beginning to volunteer, you must attend at kitty 101 training. This training is offered monthly, on a Saturday. Our next Cat Comforter training is Saturday, June 15 at 2pm. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Any volunteer under 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian at ALL times. You must be at least 12 years old to be a cat socializer.
Do you need community service for high school or college? Work as a Shelter Greeter or Tour Guide!
Volunteers are trained to work with the public to guide them through various shelter processes. The goal of this volunteer job is to help our customers find their lost pets or adopt new ones as well as coordinate lost pet escorts, answer general questions and re-direct all other customers. Shelter Greeters are stationed outside in front of the shelter or inside the front lobby.
Shelter greeters are needed during our open business hours: Monday & Friday 10am-6pm
Tuesday- Thursday 10am- 5pm
Shifts are scheduled for 3-4 hours, requiring at least 2 days of commitment per week.
Volunteers who work as shelter tour guides assist in providing shelter tours to local community groups, such as Girl/Boy Scouts, schools, etc. Shelter Tour Guides must go through doggy 101 or cat comforting, and be over 18 years of age. These tours are generally scheduled on Saturdays, or late weekday afternoons.
Other ways to get community service hours? Consider hosting a donation drive, sponsorship campaign or fundraiser!