Volunteer hours (once you have attended an orientation) are seven days a week from 10-4. On Thursdays and Friday's volunteer hours are extended until 7:15 PM!
Some of the following are suggested volunteer jobs! Trail maintenance, fences painted, fencing put up, walls painted, kennel painted, horse paddocks cleaned, flower planting, vehicle maintenance, laundry done, errands, vet drop off/pick-ups, fund raising events, event planning, clean out/organize the garages (inventory). We also have special group volunteer projects.
Can you help?
Volunteers are invited to apply to work in the various animal care areas. Skilled
electricians, plumbers and carpenters are also needed. In addition,
there is a need for volunteers willing to do manual labor in a variety
of construction and maintenance projects. We welcome volunteers with
experience in bathing and grooming, training, T-Touch, adoption counseling,
data entry, filing, and office work.
People interested in applying for our volunteer opportunities should
fill out this form and the Sanctuary Volunteer Coordinator will contact you! http://admin.petsalive.com/webform/volunteer.
We welcome your "well-behaved" children. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and must stay with you the entire day. We also welcome your school or organization projects.
Required for ALL animal care volunteers
Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., no appointment is necessary. Horse orientations are by appointment only. You must first complete a regular orientation. If needed, a Sunday orientation can be arranged, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Orientation lasts approximately 45 minutes and is required.
It provides the policies and procedures of the sanctuary along with the Safety Rules for the protection of both you and the animals. It also includes hands on training on how to enter the kennels, which leashes to use and how to properly handle the animals.
Bird Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary birds. Experience with birds required. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, and interacting with the birds.
Cat Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary cats. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, grooming and interacting with the cats.
Dog Caregivers provide general care and socialization for sanctuary dogs. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, walking, grooming and interacting with the dogs.
Dog Handlers work with staff to provide additional training and socialization for dogs requiring more attention. Dog Handlers are required to have a minimum of one year of hands-on dog training experience, documented with the Sanctuary Volunteer Manager. Dog Handlers work on site only.
Horse Caregivers provide general care, grooming and socialization for sanctuary horses. Experience with horsess required. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, grooming and interacting with the animals.
Handypersons utilize their skills in maintenance, construction, plumbing, landscaping, etc. to care for the sanctuary buildings and provide a safe and aesthetically-pleasing environment for the animals, staff, and visitors.
Pets Alive Sanctuary welcomes and appreciates the volunteer services of professionals such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers, event planners, etc.
Do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to offer? We welcome your ideas for additional volunteer opportunities. The Sanctuary Volunteer Coordinator can assist you in exploring your ideas.