Before completing this application, please thoroughly read the following:

  • We ask that you only respond if you are truly committed and able to volunteer and can meet our requirements. It takes a significant amount of staff/volunteer time to train new volunteers and so we ask that you invest in the service as we will invest time and energy into your training. Orientations take precious hours that could be spent caring for our animal residents.
  • We require a minimum of 2 shifts per month, for a minimum of 2 hours per shift - and of course more is always very welcome. 
  • If you just want to tour and meet the residents - but can't commit to our minimum volunteer requirements, please check our events page and look for virtual and in-person tour opportunities. More events are being added all the time!
  • Volunteers MUST be 18 and older to attend alone. Volunteers 14+ are permitted but must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker.
  • The volunteer tasks primarily consist of cleaning our animal residents’ living areas, and other working areas at the Sanctuary. This means shoveling and scooping lots of poop, scrubbing water bowls and filling them, sweeping areas, replacing bedding, cleaning bathrooms, and other related tasks. 
  • You must be comfortable with cleaning poop, carrying 30-40 lbs., and have reliable transportation. These tasks can be very physically strenuous. 
  • Failure to show up or consistently cancelling scheduled shifts can lead to termination from the program.

Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. All volunteers are required to complete orientation.


Name and address

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please indicate the days and times you are typically available to volunteer.

Why are you interested in volunteering with us?

Are you able to lift 25-30 lbs?

Do you have reliable transportation?

Required for those seeking in-person opportunities.

What other information would you like to share?

Emergency Contact Information

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Create a password

Create a password so you can log-in and schedule an orientation.


You are required to complete at least one orientation with us in order to start volunteering. Please select an orientation from the sessions listed below. Please note that more orientations are added regularly, so check back if you do not see any available.