Volunteer

To Volunteer

If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of homeless pets, please register online for one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientations. Not sure if volunteering is for you? Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page for a sample of the many ways you can help make a difference!

Qualifications

All volunteers must be 18 years old. All volunteers are required to complete and pay for a background check. This is for the safety of all people and animals in our building.

If you have questions regarding volunteering, please email us.

Register for Volunteer Orientation now!

There is a $40 fee to register for Orientation. This fee includes your background check, volunteer t-shirt and other volunteer supplies depending  of your volunteer role.  If you sign up for Orientation and cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible – SPACE IS LIMITED! Fee is non-refundable, however, in case of emergency, you will be able to switch your Orientation date.

NOW FULL: Thursday, April 17 at 6:30PM
REGISTER: Thursday, May 15 at 6:30PM

How Can One Person Make a Difference?

Wondering how you can possibly help? So many animals, so little time… Any little thing you can do helps a tremendous amount. Please read the story below and remember that one kind gesture means more than you can imagine.

One Starfish

A man was walking along a beach at sunrise. As he walked, he could see a young girl in the distance. He noticed that the girl kept bending down, picking something up, and throwing it into the water. Again and again she kept hurling things into the ocean. As the man came closer, he saw that the girl was picking up starfish that had been washed up by the tide. One at a time she was throwing them back into the water. When asked what she was doing, she replied, “I am throwing these washed up starfish back into the ocean, or else they will die.” “But,” said the man, “you can’t possibly save them all, there are thousands on this beach, and this must be happening on hundreds of beaches along the coast. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The girl smiled, bent down, picked up another starfish and as she threw it, she replied,

“It makes a difference to that one.”

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