If I'm under 18, can I still volunteer with the animals if I work alongside a parent or other adult?
Dog-walkers need to be healthy and reasonably strong, since many of the shelter dogs pull hard when they’re on a leash.
If you are taking immuno-suppressive drugs, you should check with your doctor before you start volunteering.
to help with computer-related jobs. Some projects need to be done on-site, some can be done mostly from home. For more information, please contact our IT Manager, Alex Chernavsky, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.223.1330 x132.
We also need help with various clerical or administrative-type duties. Check out details of non-animal related jobs on our Volunteer Jobs page.
Once you complete training, the staff will discuss the schedule with you and put your name on the open shift that works for you.
Pet-assisted therapy requires a commitment to two visits per month.
Some of the other non-animal-care jobs are also more flexible about time commitments. Ask us for details.
Volunteers who work in the cat room or the small-animal room are encouraged to work in the mornings, if possible, when we have the greatest need for cleaning.
A different schedule is followed at our satellite locations. Please ask staff for details.
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Karen Stolt at email@example.com or 585.223.1330 ext. 231.