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.
Sign Up Your Group
We can accommodate groups of up to 8 participants at one time. If your group is larger than 8, we may need to split your group into multiple shifts. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old, or if under 18, they must be accompanied by at least 1 parent or guardian per 4 children. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive we cannot guarantee requests can be met. Scheduling at least two weeks in advance will help us ensure we can get you in!
Tasks we need help with include but are not limited to:
- Weeding flower beds, raking gravel in outdoor runs, picking up poop, and trail maintenance
- Facility maintenance and cleaning
- Kennel cleaning
- Filing and organization
- Creating enrichment toys and preparing treats
- Event management: running sign-in tables, greeting and directing participants, answering questions, etc
- Donation drives: gathering much needed supplies from the community
- Something your group is particularly skilled at!
We are not currently hosting group volunteering during COVID. Thank you for your understanding!
Interested in socializing with animals?
We know cuddling with dogs and cats sounds like the best volunteering in the world! We put a lot of training into our volunteers, more than you can fit into a one-time volunteering session, to ensure the animals in our care have the best experience, and the best start, that we can give them. Being in the shelter is stressful and we try not to add to their stress in any ways we can avoid. We have a dedicated group of trained volunteers that come every day to socialize, train, exercise and cuddle the animals in the shelter. If you're interested in joining them as an individual, please visit the Becoming a Volunteer Tab of our website!
This means it's usually unlikely we can accommodate requests for groups to just socialize with animals at the shelter. Our group volunteer sessions do include a tour and a chance to visit with select animals. Check out our Pet Therapy program to learn about how we can bring animals who can benefit from group socialization to you!