Groups

Thank you for looking to volunteer with your corporate group, club or organization.  Groups provide much needed help to the shelter staff and regular volunteers and your time is greatly appreciated. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 549-3934 or volunteer@myhswm.org to discuss volunteer options and set up a time for your group.

Additional Info

We can accommodate groups of 8 participants at one time.  If your group is larger than 8, we can help you split your group into multiple shifts. We are unable to accomodate large groups unless they can be split into smaller groups over multiple days. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old, or if under 18, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If we cannot accommodate your group, please contact us for off-site volunteer opportunities and activities. Options for groups volunteering together include either a morning or afternoon schedule.  Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, space is limited and a minimum of one week notice is recommended.

Please email the Volunteer Request Form to the Volunteer Coordinator and we will contact you as soon as it is received. 

Sample Schedules

Sample morning volunteer schedule:

2-3 Hours: clean cat cages (includes feeding, watering, scooping litter boxes), clean reception and common areas (sweeping, mopping, dusting, clean windows), wash dishes, bag pet food for food bank, scoop poop, weed flower beds, socialize with cats and/or dogs if available.

Sample afternoon volunteer schedule:

2-3 Hours: cat room close-up (scoop litter boxes, check waters, wash dishes, wash and fold laundry, scoop poop, weed flower beds, sweep and mop training room, maintain dog walking trail, bag pet food, prep adopter packets, socialize with cats and/or dogs if available.

*Because of limited staffing and training, your volunteer tasks may not include working directly with the animals.

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