Volunteers are an invaluable part of our organization. Our volunteers assist us with socializing the pets at our shelter, assisting with fundraising events and assisting with adoptions. If you can’t financially afford to support a local rescue organization, volunteering your time is just as valuable.

We ask our volunteers to commit to a 2 hour time slot each week, for at least 3 months (ex: every Monday from 1pm-3pm as a dog socializer).  One time volunteer opportunities are rarely available.

Volunteer positions (contact our Volunteer Coordinator for availability):

  • Dog Socializers:  Providing dogs with outdoor walks, love & attention, positive people interaction, and teaching basic commands.
  • Cat or Kitten Socializers:  Providing cats with love & attention, playtime, brushing, and positive people interaction.
  • Adoption Assistants:   Greeting customers, showing customers adoptable animals, answering questions, phone work, filing, computer entry, laundry, & other tasks as directed by staff.

If you need to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, please email Briana at volunteer@homewardonline.org

Interested in becoming a volunteer for Homeward Animal Shelter, please fill out an application:

The Adult Volunteer Application should be completed by everyone 17 years old or older.

The Junior Volunteer Application should be completed by those aged 8 to 16 years old.  The parent/guardian that will be accompanying the junior volunteer must also complete an Adult Application and submit it along with the Junior Volunteer application. (**Please note that Junior Volunteer opportunities are very limited. If we do not have an opening at the time you apply, we will keep your application on file and contact you when a spot becomes available).

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