Guidelines & Commitments
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Volunteering at Safe Harbor
There are many ways you lend your support Safe Harbor Animal
Sanctuary. The most important requirements for becoming a Safe
Harbor Volunteer are a love of animals and a desire to make
Harbor Volunteers work in direct contact with the population.
Direct Care Volunteers
Because volunteers work in many areas of the Sanctuary facility,
you'll have the chance to "put your best paw forward"
with owners searching for their lost pet, families choosing
a new best friend, and, of course, with the animals. Realizing
that not everyone with a loving, generous heart has the same
physical capabilities, we have divided our Volunteer Staffers
a lot of physical activity associated with caring for a large
cat population. Scoopers feed, water, scoop litter
boxes, groom pets, wash dishes, sweep/scrub floors, do laundry,
and socialize pets. Scooper Volunteers must be
physically capable of performing these duties.
Volunteers for this all-important job may choose to schedule
one or more shifts a week. Two shifts a day, 7-days a week,
must be filled, so you can see that there is a dramatic need
for your help.
a heart and a homestead capable of temporarily harboring a
cat or dog, kitten or puppy, or even a whole litter? Then
consider joining our Foster
Parent Program. We sequester every animal that comes into
the shelter, so we sometimes run out of quarantine areas,
particularly at the height of litter season.
Special Staffing Need!
Safe Harbor is open to the public daily 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
and 4 to 6 p.m.
We Care Volunteers:
Have computer, writing, or graphic design skills? Then you
might be the person we need to help design flyers, or create
other promotional and merchandising items. Good with a camera
and digital image manipulation? Then taking and preparing
photographs of adoptable animals to post on our website might
be the job for you.
Guidelines & Committments
A volunteer MUST be dependable! Once a commitment has been
made to a specific schedule, the volunteer is expected to be
at the Sanctuary at their appointed time or call to let someone
know they will not be there.
Volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer. Junior Volunteers
(anyone younger than 16) must be accompanied by an adult.
Civic organizations are welcome to volunteer to fulfill staffing
Interested applicants should submit a Volunteer
Application. An interview with the Sanctuary Director will
be followed by Orientation.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Satisfaction of working on behalf of the animals
- Belong to a group of dedicated volunteers who share your
love of pets
- Opportunity to share your special skills and interests
Won't you join us today? You can make a difference.
a Volunteer Application