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Volunteering

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

Volunteer Age Guidelines

  • Age 16 and older: volunteer with no special supervision
  • Age 13 - 15 : volunteer with parent supervision

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers may come to the Animal Services Center to volunteeer during the following hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 – 6:00
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 – 7:30
  • Saturday: 8:30 – 5:00

Volunteer Orientation

There are two volunteer orientations scheduled each month and each one lasts approximately 90 minutes. All volunteers are required to attend orientation.  Please pre-register for the orientation of your choice by clicking here.  If you have any difficulty, please email Sarah Fallin, Program Coordinator or calling 919-942-PETS (7387).

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is scheduled every month.  All vounteers are required to attend training.  You must pre-register for training at orientation.

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Volunteer Positions

Volunteer opportunities are categorized by groups:

Basic – entry level volunteer position

Advanced – after twenty four (24) hours of basic volunteering

Mentoring – after a combination of 36 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

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

Advanced

  • Adoption/Meet and Greet Counselor
  • Pet Visitation
  • Co-location  Shelter Assistant
  • Animal Training Assistant
  • Public Speaker
  • Dog Walking off campus
 

Mentor

  • Volunteer Mentor – “Go To” person for new volunteers and to give gentle reminders for other volunteers.
  • Training Mentor – assist with the volunteer orientation, volunteer training, adoption, meet and greet, and disaster management trainings
  • Adoption Meet and Greet Mentor – assist the new counselors with questions shadowing, etc

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Other options:

facebooksquare small Visit us on Facebook for adoptable pets and events, and follow us on Twitter for listings of stray pets received at the Animal Services Center or found by others.

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UPCOMING EVENTS...

Clear the Shelters!
Saturday, August 19
10am - 6pm
Join us Saturday, August 19th from 10am - 6pm for FREE adoptions as a part of Clear the Shelters with WRAL-TV. Find out all the details by clicking the picture below:
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Click here to see important information about Orange County's Clear the Shelters event. 

Back to School Adoption Special
August 1-31
Our annual Back to School adoption special is underway for the month of August.  Adoption fees will be slashed to the following for the entire month!
Dogs: $65
Puppies: $70
Cats: $55
Kittens: $60


Orange County's Dog Swim
Sunday, September 10
12pm - 4pm
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This year's dog swim will be held at the A.D. Clark Pool in Hargraves Community Center at 216 North Roberson Street in Chapel Hill. Orange County dogs $5, Dogs from other counties $10. Dogs must be leashed and current on vaccines to enter.


Two low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinics:

Thursday, September 28
5pm -7pm

This clinic will be held at the Farmer's Market in Hillsborough, located on Margaret Lane. 

Saturday, September 30
9am -12pm

This clinic will be held at the Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill, located on Eubanks Road.

BOTH clinics will offer one and three-year vaccinations for $10 (must have a previous rabies certification in hand to receive 3-year vaccine- tag is not sufficient). Microchips offered for $35. Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  
See details and other rabies clinic dates this year on our rabies page.

 
Spay/Neuter Day!
Sign up by August 11 (event on August 23)
Orange County residents may qualify to have their pets fixed for FREE at our next Spay/Neuter Day, coming up on August 23.  Call Sarah at 919-942-7387 extension 224 or Cooper at extension 223 to find out details about how to qualify and sign up for this event!


Margaret's Cantina Dinner Proceeds

Every 2nd Monday of the month
Eat dinner at Margaret's Cantina on the 2nd Monday of every month and 10% of proceeds will go to the Spay/Neuter Program at Animal Services.