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Interested in Volunteering?


(4 Openings as of 1/31/23)

Volunteer Job Requirements –

  1. 18 and up!
  2. Must love working with animals, both cats and dogs
  3. Required to commit to a regular volunteer work schedule at least one day a week, 2 hours (8-10 am), on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday for a min. of 4 months
  4. Physically able to clean up after and help care for cats and dogs. Able to stand, bend, lift and reach.
  5. Must be dependable & safety oriented
  6. Good communication skills
  7. Ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
  8. Basic understanding of cat and dog body language
  9. Able to read signage
  10. A positive attitude and okay with getting your hands dirty 😊

To Apply:

  1. Send an email of interest to Janean’s attention:
  2. Include what day(s) and times you would be available to interview
  3. Include what day(s) you would be available to work and when you could start if accepted to the position.


Job Description:

  1. Assist staff as needed with am care of animals and cleaning of their housing areas
  2. Laundry
  3. Washing & disinfecting food dishes and litter pans
  4. Food prep
  5. Watering & feeding animals
  6. Removing animals from rooms and cages as needed
  7. Set-up rooms and cages with clean bedding, enrichment items, litter pans, etc.
  8. Wiping down kuranda beds and towers
  9. Garbage removal
  10. Clean and sanitize housing
  11. Organizing donations and supplies
  12. Sweeping & mopping
  13. Cleaning windows

Our volunteers help with a wide array of duties and functions that are integral to the ongoing operation of our animal welfare organization.

Thank you so much for your inquiry. Volunteers play a vital role in our organization. In January/February 2023, we will introduce a new system for engaging volunteers. Volunteer opportunities and information as to how to apply for volunteer positions will be posted here on our website and, at times, on our social media page. Information such as volunteer interests, current availability, and commitment level can be provided to our organization by emailing Due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee return contact or availability of volunteer opportunities. At this time, our volunteer opportunities are for candidates aged 18 and older. Youth volunteer opportunities, for those under the age of 18, are typically performed as project work via groups such as 4-H, student groups, and clubs. We encourage interested youth volunteers to reach out to group or club leadership to request a potential working tour or project day. Individual youth can also leave/submit their contact information and inquire about possible project work. Interested youth leadership, and individual youth 15 and up, should email with their contact info, any special project interest, availability, and overall hours willing to commit to a volunteer work project. However, just as with our adult volunteer opportunities, we cannot guarantee return contact or availability of youth volunteer projects due to the high volume of requests. We encourage you to visit our website often to review available volunteer opportunities and determine if there is an opportunity that matches your availability and interests. We deeply appreciate your reaching out and value your thinking of our organization and the animals in our care.