Volunteer

The first step to be coming a volunteer is submitting an application. The Volunteer Coordinator (bahsvolunteer@gmail.com) will reach out to you and let you know when the next general orientation is scheduled.

After attending orientation, prospective volunteers much attend role specific trainings typically held on Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings. We ask our volunteers to commit to volunteering 4 hours of their time a month, in any volunteer role they choose.

If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail (bahsvolunteer@gmail.com).

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities at BAHS:

Adoption Greeter

  • This position is responsible for being a friendly face to greet potential adopters in the adoption rooms and at the front desk.
  • Help our animals find loving homes by talking with potential adopters about our adoption process, individual animals and how they might fit into the adopters’ lifestyle.
  • Qualifications: Knowledgeable about adoption process, energetic, out-going, enthusiastic
  • Shifts Availability: During adoption hours 11 a – 5 p, Wednesdays 11 a – 7 p

Good Morning Kitty Volunteer

  • This position helps us open our shelter in the morning. While there is work involved, there is nothing like being the first one to say, “good morning” to the animals
  • This position is specific to cats—greeting them in the morning with fresh food and water and helping tidy their temporary home at the shelter.
  • Includes direct animal care tasks (food, water, scooping litter boxes, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor kennel runs).
  • Indirect animal care tasks (laundry, washing dishes, organizing Care closets)
  • Qualifications: Detail oriented, patient, adhere to cleaning and care protocols, excellent communication, be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Shift Availability: 8:00 a – 11:00 a M-Sa

Good Morning Doggy Volunteer

  • This position helps us open our shelter in the morning. While there is work involved, there is nothing like being the first one to say, “good morning” to the animals
  • This position is specific to dogs—greeting them in the morning and letting them potty. Preparing fresh food and water and helping tidy their temporary home at the shelter.
  • Includes direct animal care tasks (food, water, scooping the yard, disinfecting and rinsing our indoor kennel runs).
  • Indirect animal care tasks (laundry, washing dishes, organizing Care closets)
  • Qualifications: Detail oriented, patient, cautious, adhere to cleaning and care protocols, excellent communication, be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Shift Availability: 8:00 a – 11:00 a M-Sa

Afternoon Food and Water

  • This position is centered around being a friendly face to tuck and say goodnight to our kitties and doggies in and making them comfortable.
  • Direct animal care tasks (providing bedding, water and checking food, tidying up space, scooping litter boxes, disinfecting accidents)
  • Indirect animal care tasks (maintaining laundry, rinsing dishes, putting away daily care supplies)
  • Qualifications: Detail oriented, patient, adhere to cleaning and care protocols, excellent communication, able to lift 30 pounds
  • Shift Availability: 3-4:30 p MTTHFSa  and 4-5:30 p Wednesday

Foster

  • This position is crucial for young kittens or older cats and dogs who need to be in a home environment to get the proper care and training that they need.
  • Reports to Foster Coordinator, daily or weekly updates as needed about progress and/or concerns
  • Communicates health reports as needed.
  • Provides a temporary, loving home that will nourish and support animals in foster care.
  • Qualifications: Own home, adequate experience/knowledge of special care, patience, excellent communication, detail oriented
  • Shift Availability: As determined by Foster Coordinator and volunteer

Transport

  • Be on-call to help with animal transport to and from veterinarian
  • Organize paperwork if it accompanies animal
  • Qualifications: Good driving record (I wonder if we can find that out easily), on-call with short notice, organized, detail oriented
  • Shift Availability: As much or as little as people want