We love our volunteers! Volunteer fill roles in every area of the shelter, from socializing dogs and cats to assisting the medical team in surgeries.
Whether you're a current volunteer or a past volunteer, we love seeing you around the shelter!
The Volunteer Information Center
We use a web-based volunteer management program called Volgistics.
You already have a volgistics account that was set up for you when you attended Orientation. The login website is pre-programmed in the volunteer computer at the shelter, and can also be found here:
We use this program to keep track of volunteer hours, schedules, and contact information. If you don’t remember the password you set up with your application our volunteer coordinator can set you up a temporary one.
After logging in, click “Post your hours” on the left hand side, or the “Time sheet” tab on the right hand side. Select the date and number of hours you volunteered. Make sure to click to confirm your hours on the next page and not close out too soon!
You’ll have one or more volunteer roles assigned to you. If you click the tab labeled “My Schedule” you’ll be able to view the schedule for those roles, when you’re scheduled, and when the shelter needs more help with a role. If you have to miss a volunteer shift (life happens, we know!) select the date in question and remove yourself from the schedule. Please consider filling an open shift on a different day if you have to cancel! The volunteer coordinator account will get a notification when you add or drop a shift, so don’t worry about sending a separate email or calling unless it’s last minute.
If you have to step back from regular volunteering but want to stay on periodically, let Meredith know and you can be listed as a substitute, filling in random shifts whenever your schedule allows. We appreciate any help we can get! It’s always better for the shelter to keep a volunteer in a smaller capacity than to have to train someone new.
Email the volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org