Steps To Become A Volunteer

  1. Fill out the online volunteer application. There is a separate online application for those interested in fostering a rescue dog.
  2. Submit the Volunteer fee. Volunteer fees are $20 for college students, $30 for individuals, and $45 for families (includes 1 adult and up to 2 children.) Your volunteer fee helps covers the cost of background checks and t-shirts, and helps us direct more of our other resources directly to the dogs. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted, and fees are non-refundable. If an interested party cannot afford the fee, they may speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. We do not charge a volunteer fee for foster families.
  3. Attend a volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientations are scheduled monthly and last about an hour and a half. The volunteer orientation serves as an introduction to Animal House, our Mission, volunteer opportunities, expectations and rewards. At orientation, you can sign up for your hands-on training shift. View current volunteer orientation information HERE.
  4. Identify area of primary interest and begin hands-on training at the shelter. Volunteers are welcome to hold as many positions as desired but must complete the necessary training for each position.
  5. Become an official volunteer and start volunteering! You will receive your Animal House Volunteer t-shirt and nametag. At the completion of your training, we will schedule you for your weekly volunteer shift.