General volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 consecutive months. Volunteers must be 9 years or older to volunteer at the cat shelter and 14 years or older to volunteer at the dog shelter. Volunteers aged 9-15 must be always accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must also go through the full volunteer application and orientation process. There is a $25 fee to cover administrative costs, background checks, and badges. We do not accept volunteers who have animal cruelty or abuse charges in their histories.
Our training program involves one 2.5 hour session, a hands-on with a mentor at the dog or cat shelter depending on your area of interest. We keep our class sizes small in order to make the experience a positive one for our new volunteers. You will be provided with training materials prior to your hands-on experience. To make your hands-on experience more meaningful, please take the time to read the materials prior to your scheduled orientation.
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer opportunities at our dog and cat shelters. Once we have received your application and completed the background and reference check, we will contact you with available class times. We have a great deal of interest in volunteering at our shelters, so please be patient if you are not immediately scheduled for a volunteer orientation session. The time from application to attending an orientation class could take more than a month. If you are volunteering for School or Court-Ordered Community Service volunteers, please see below.
To begin your application process, click HERE and create an account under "I am new to MyImpactPage.com".
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