Currently, we are not able to accept new volunteers or any submissions for court-ordered community service. We hope to open up our volunteer opportunities to new applicants as soon as possible. Please check this web page 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.
Please read the information below to see the volunteer guidelines and how to get started!
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.
Volunteers can sign up for shifts as early as 8:30am Monday - Saturday. Later shifts may run as late as 6:00pm on some of those operating days. Currently, there are no volunteer opportunities available on Sundays for new volunteers. However, once volunteers have completed a certain amount of training and hours, Sunday options may be available.
Volunteer Orientation & Training
Volunteer orientation consists of a short video and quiz which will be provided to you. This will give you an opportunity to learn about our animal shelter, volunteer program, and volunteer roles to make sure it is the right fit for you. Once you’ve completed the orientation you will watch a training video and then have one-on-one training with the Program Team or a Volunteer mentor..
Volunteer opportunities are categorized by groups:
Basic – entry level volunteer position
Advanced – requires additional training
Mentoring - after a combination of 100 hours and demonstration of shelter knowledge and leadership, appointed by 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.
Co-location (Emergency) Shelter Assistant
Kennel Assistant for cats and dogs
Outreach/ Special Events Representative
Small Animal Companion
Adoption/Meet and Greet Counselor
Rabies Clinic Assistants
Training Mentor - assist with the volunteer orientation and volunteer training
Volunteer Mentor - “Go To” person for new volunteers and assist with coaching of new volunteers