Most of our volunteers come to the shelter to socialize with our dogs and cats, and help us clean up after the animals. We also have 5 committees that you can join if you would like to be more involved and can accommodate volunteer groups and marketing students.
The first step would be to attend a volunteer orientation, which is required before you come to volunteer for us. At the orientation, we show a video presentation about our shelter and the various volunteer opportunities available at Valley Animal Center, as well as give our new volunteers time to tour our Cat and Dog Adoption Centers!
Please note that if you are under the age 18, you will need a parent or guardian with you at the orientation and when you come in to volunteer. If you are planning to attend the orientation, we recommend you arrive early to get a good seat, as we have a limited number of chairs and our orientations tend to fill up quickly. Latecomers will not be able to participate. No sign-ups prior to the orientation are required.
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the shelter. Immediately following this orientation, we will have a Foster Parent Orientation from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Our next Volunteer Orientations after that include Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the shelter. We do offer one Saturday volunteer orientation per quarter. Our next one is Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Valley Animal Center. Hope to see you there!
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