As a junior volunteer (ages 14 – 17 years) there are many ways you can help. You can assist our kennel staff in cleaning the food dishes, water dishes and blankets for the cat and dog kennels. You may make toys by braiding “tuggies” or filling Kongs with peanut butter. We can always use junior volunteers to help us socialize our animals by playing with them, brushing them or performing duties to make them happy and more appealing to adopters. You must be 14 years of age or older and succesfully complete the Junior Volunteer training program before working directly with the animals. Junior volunteers who wish to work with the animals before the training is completed must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
As an office assistant you are one of the first faces the public will see when they walk through the door. You can help clients by answering questions and directing them to the right area. You will also help with making copies, stapling adoption applications, stuffing adoption packets, pricing merchandise and other clerical duties as assigned. This is a level one position.
This is an area where we can always use extra help. As a gardening volunteer you are helping to make Home at Last look more presentable from the outside. You will be responsible for pulling weeds, trimming roses, weed eating, and any other chores that help us make a good first impression. This position has a flexible schedule. This is a level one position.
We have piles upon piles of laundry to clean and sort everyday. Help the staff and animals by keeping blankets and towels fresh and clean daily for the kennels and cages. Each of our dogs and cats gets a sparkling newly cleaned toy and blanket each night before they go to bed, all thanks to those working in laundry services. This is a level one job.
Grooming is so important for our dogs while helping to make a great first impression with potential adopters. As a dog bather you will wash selected dogs, thoroughly dry and bush them and then return the dogs to their kennels knowing they feel good and smelling “paws-ativly” wonderful. This job needs to be done every Friday afternoon. You may pick one Friday or more per month. This is a level two job.
Adoption Kennel Technician
Adoption kennel techs get to do two great jobs; they get to work directly with animals and people. When working with the public you get to show animals to potential adopters, answer questions about the dogs/cats and assist the adoption counselor with adoptions. If you work in the afternoon you will assist the staff with feeding and cleaning. This is a level three job.
Afternoon Kennel Technician
Do you enjoy working one on one with the animals? Then you will enjoy volunteering to be an afternoon kennel technician. You will work directly with the dogs on basic obedience, help with feeding and clean the exercise areas. This is a level three job.