Interested in Volunteering?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Homeward Bound. We care for over 800 cats, dogs and other animals annually at our shelter and we couldn’t do it without our compassionate, dedicated, long-term volunteers. Volunteering at our organization provides the opportunity for you to give back to animals in need, while working alongside other like-minded individuals.
We rely on volunteers to help us with many aspects of our organization, including but not limited to animal care, shelter maintenance, office duties, foster care, fund raising, special event service, and numerous other activities. Without the help of the hundreds of volunteers that pass through our shelter doors each year, we would not be able to provide the quality of service to our furry friends. Homeward Bound relies on the hard work of volunteers to spend time with and care for the animals in and out of the shelter, keep the shelter looking its best and spreading the word about Homeward Bound to the community. We provide training for volunteer positions, so no prior experience is required. Whether walking dogs, doing dishes, planning an event, or fostering an animal, you can be a part of the life-saving work we do.
If you are interested in volunteering:
- You must be at least fourteen (14) years old(please see the Volunteer Requirements and Guidelines below for more information);
- You must attend a Volunteer Information Session. These sessions are held one time per week on Thursday afternoons at 5:00 pm (approximately 45 minutes) . You MUST call the shelter at 802-388-1100 to preregister to attend a session;
- You must complete and submit a Volunteer Application prior to volunteering AND
- If you want to volunteer for one of the Animal Care Positions, you will also be required to complete Animal Handling Training.
For more information about the volunteer program, please see the following information:
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Walker at (802) 388-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org