Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can volunteer at the animal shelter?
A: We welcome anyone who is passionate about animal welfare and meets our requirements. This includes being at least 18 years old (or 16-17 years old with parental permission), going through our orientation process, and completing our volunteer application.
Q: What types of volunteer opportunities are available at the shelter?
A: We offer a variety of volunteer positions, including dog walkers, cat socializers, adoption counselors, event helpers, administrative assistants, and more. We also have opportunities for groups to volunteer together - please see our group volunteering page for more information.
Q: How much time commitment is required for volunteering?
A: We appreciate any amount of time volunteers can commit, but we do require a minimum commitment of four hours per month. We understand that schedules can be busy, so we offer flexible scheduling and can work with you to find opportunities that fit your availability.
Q: Do I need any specific skills or training to volunteer?
A: No specific skills or training are required to volunteer at the shelter. However, we do provide training and support to all of our volunteers to ensure they are comfortable and confident in their roles.
Q: What are the benefits of volunteering?
A: Volunteering at our animal shelter is a great way to make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. You'll also have the opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience working with animals.
Q: What should I wear and bring when volunteering?
A: We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes when volunteering at the shelter. We also recommend bringing a water bottle, sunscreen, and any necessary medication or allergy information.
Q: Can I bring my own pets with me when I volunteer?
A: For the safety of our animals and volunteers, we do not allow personal pets on the premises. However, we do have opportunities for volunteers to interact with our shelter animals.
Q: How do I get started as a volunteer?
A: To get started, fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. The links to our online orientation and the orientation quiz will be emailed to you. Once you have completed the orientation quiz, you will receive an email with instructions for how to sign up for a New Volunteer Welcome Tour. After that, you'll be able to sign up for volunteer shifts and start making a difference in the lives of our shelter animals!