Volunteer Tasks

Our volunteer tasks are described below, including locations, schedules, and requirements. There are daily volunteer opportunities at the Admission Center and Pet Adoption Center.

To begin volunteering, you must first attend the New Volunteer Orientation. Additional task training may be required.

 

Cat/kitten tasks

Cat Butlers (both locations)
Clean cat rooms, kennels, scoop litter boxes, replenish water and linens, sweep and mop floors, and clean windows.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible shifts in morning & evening
– Youth permitted (depends on location)
– Training required: depends on location

Cat & Kitten Matchmakers (Pet Adoption Center)
Help potential adopters get to know pets and supervise visits. Refer adopters to Adoption staff. Assist with cleaning as needed.
– Schedule: Sunday (1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm), Monday (1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm, 6-8pm), Tuesday-Saturday (11am-1pm, 1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm)
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)
– Training for Cat Matchmaker required

 

Dog/puppy tasks

Dog Butlers (Pet Adoption Center)
Let dogs out in yards for exercise and potty breaks. Clean up after the dogs outside and inside. Focus on positive reinforcement.
– Schedule (daily): 7-9am, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm, 8-9pm
– Youth permitted (one youth per adult; adult must handle dogs)
– Training for Dog Butler & Dog Handling (plus shadow session) required

Dog Walkers (Admission Center)
Provide extra enrichment to the dogs by taking them out for walks or play time in the yards.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible shifts between 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
– Youth permitted (one youth per adult; adult must handle dogs)
– Training for Admission Center required

Kennel Keeper (Admission Center)
Clean puppy and dog kennels, provide fresh water, clean linens, and toys, and move puppies and dogs to clean kennels.
– Schedule (daily): 9am-12pm
– Adults only
– Training for Admission Center required

Dog Matchmakers (Pet Adoption Center)
Help potential adopters get to know pets and supervise visits. Refer adopters to Adoption staff. Assist with cleaning as needed.
– Schedule: Sunday (1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm), Monday (1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm, 6-8pm), Tuesday-Saturday (11am-1pm, 1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm)
– Adults only
– Training for Dog Matchmaker & Dog Handling (plus shadow session) required

Puppy Butlers (Pet Adoption Center)
Clean and sanitize the puppy tubs and rooms. Bend over short tub walls to pick up soiled newspaper, mop, provide water, and play!
– Schedule (daily): 8-10am and 7:30-9pm, plus an extra shift (11am-1pm) on Sundays and Mondays
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)

Puppy Matchmakers (Pet Adoption Center)
Help potential adopters get to know pets and supervise visits. Refer adopters to Adoption staff. Assist with cleaning as needed.
– Schedule: Sunday (1-3pm, 3-5pm), Monday (1-3pm, 3-6pm, 6-8pm), Tuesday-Saturday (11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-6pm)
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)
– Training for Puppy Matchmaker required

Super Scrubbers – Dogs (Pet Adoption Center)
Deep cleaning of dog bedrooms. Small groups welcome! (up to 6 people)
– Schedule: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month (9-11am)
– Youth permitted (one youth per adult)

 

Small pets tasks

Small Pets Butler (Pet Adoption Center)
Clean cages and socialize the rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small pets. Refer interested adopters to Adoption staff.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible shifts in morning & afternoon/evening
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)
– Training for Small Pets Butler (plus shadow session) required

 

Other daily tasks

General (both locations)
Assist staff with priority tasks.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible 1-3 hour shifts
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)

Laundry (both locations)
Requires handling soiled items. Wash, dry, and fold blankets and towels and wash toys following posted instructions.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible shifts (1-3 hours) from 9am-9pm
– Youth permitted (up to 2 youth per adult)

Meds (both locations)
Give daily medications to the dogs and cats. Prior experience preferred.
– Schedule (daily): Flexible shifts in morning & afternoon/evening
– Adults only
– Training required (by appointment)

 

Other tasks (as needed)

Events (locations vary)
Help with special fundraising and promotional events.

Foster Care (your home)
Learn more about our Foster Care Program.

 

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