Volunteer Opportunities

Here are the types of jobs you can sign up to do:

SHELTER DUTIES

Work directly with animals

  • walking dogs
  • working in cat rooms
  • grooming animals
  • socialization

Office stuff

  • data entry
  • mailings
  • filing

Odd jobs at the shelter

  • laundry
  • maintenance of building & grounds
  • carpentry
  • garbage
  • clean office
  • clean cages & pens
  • clean food bowls
  • clean/change litter boxes

FUNDRAISING

  • Ad sponsors
  • Dog Washes (need dog washers and people to run sign-in, sales)
  • Helping Hands (teams of 3 will do manual labor for cash donations – raking leaves, cleaning houses/garages, outdoor decorations, odd jobs)
  • Bake Sales (need people to bake and people to work the event)
  • End-of-year activities/events (Paws with Claus photo op with Santa; Tree of Hope lighted Christmas Tree; “Don’t Forget the Animals†coupon campaign; Holiday Cookie Trays – bakers and pick-up event workers)
  • Community food events/chilli supper, etc.
  • Phone calling of volunteers/members
  • Crafts projects (making things needed by organization or for sale)
  • Solicitations of prizes, goods, services

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Special needs animal sponsors (help find donors to help defray costs)
  • Create flyers (photocopying, lay-out, proofing)
  • Distribute flyers
  • Photographers (take pictures of pets for adoption, special events, etc.)
  • Educational programs (organize and/or present in schools, at shelter, etc.)
  • Videographer
  • Historian (clip articles, keep scrap book up-to-date, archives, etc.)
  • Graphics (designing ads, flyers and other collateral materials)
  • Writing (newsletters, thank you campaigns, lobbying campaigns)
  • Website
  • Information booths/tables (at Fair, Balloon Fest, in businesses, at special events
  • Participation in parades

ANIMAL AFFAIRS

  • Liaison with animal control
  • Liaison with veterinarian
  • Cruelty Investigations
  • Spay & Neuter Program
  • Transportation of animals
  • Foster home
  • Adoption Follow-Up

Please list any special skills, interests, allergies, etc.

Click here for a Volunteer Application form.

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