Volunteer

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.

Have more questions about volunteering?   Check out our FAQs!

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.

All Homeward Animal Shelter volunteers are required to enroll in the RSVP+ North Dakota program.  RSVP+ offers free liability insurance that covers volunteers in the event of an accident, whether the accident occurs during your volunteer time at the organization or on your travels to the organization to volunteer.  All Volunteers will be expected to complete the RSVP+ enrollment form during their training and prior to their first shift.

To become a volunteer, please review the FAQ page and complete an application.  Application information and links are on the FAQ page.  

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