MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Volunteering at Operation Kindness is rewarding and makes a huge difference in the lives of our animals.
Our caring and hard-working
volunteers help in a variety of programs throughout the year. We invite you to join our volunteer team
today by completing three easy steps:
Fill Out Our Volunteer Application. All potential volunteers must have a
volunteer application on file to be considered
for the Operation Kindness Volunteer Program. We welcome families, so please complete a registration
payment for each family member. Volunteers between the ages of 6-17 will need to accompanied by parent or guardian.This volunteer program is not for court-ordered community service.
Pay your volunteer fees below per person and you will be directed to a survey to complete your application. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation webinar online and a hands-on training at the shelter before you can begin volunteering. Once you submit your application, you will be notified regarding the Operation Kindness training webinar.
An application fee of $35 for adult volunteers and $25 for junior volunteers (6-18 years old) is also required, per person. This covers your badge, T-shirt, and administrative costs.
Commit to Volunteering.
With our flexible hours, you’ll be able to tailor your
volunteer experience around your
schedule. We also can give you activities that best suit your individual interests and skills.
Volunteers must commit to
4 hours per month to remain active. They can also remain active by fostering or assisting with our large
Ways You Can Help as a Volunteer
There are so many different ways to volunteer at Operation Kindness. From interacting
with animals or people planning to adopt, to coordinating
events and keeping up with office responsibilities, we will find something that you enjoy. Here are a few
examples of the types of
duties for volunteers:
Dogs are walked at least twice a day in the morning and afternoon.
Help maintain cat and kitten rooms, clean cages, change litter boxes.
Clean cages, laundry, general up-keep and maintenance.
Help with receptionist work such as, answering phones, greeting visitors, assisting with mailings and
general office work.
Foster Home Program:
Care for young, recovering or pregnant animals in your home. You’ll be saving a life!
Assist with fundraising events and activities.
Data entry in shelter database.
Welcome new volunteers, coordinate and assist with volunteer training.
Assist with planning, coordinating and staffing at Operation Kindness and community events.
Match dogs and cats with potential adopters to find their new home, provide counseling to adopters, and
Assist with educating our youth by going out to schools and providing youth tours at the shelter.
Ambassadors are volunteers that will commit to a weekly schedule in Intake, Medical, Kennel or Development. Additional training will be provided.
We visit 2 facilities monthly. Volunteers take their own pets.