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Since the WHS is funded by private donations and the profits from our thrift store, we welcome help from the public. The following are the steps to becoming a volunteer.

  • Please call the shelter before arriving to ensure that nothing on the schedule would prevent you from volunteering.

  • All volunteers must be at least 12 years old.

  • Anyone under the age of eighteen should have a parent or guardian accompany him or her.

  • All volunteers need to complete a volunteer form either in advance (provided below) or the day of the first visit.

  • Large groups should call at least two weeks in advance to make sure the shelter manager and workers have organized and properly prepared the work needed to be completed during the group visit. It is also helpful to make sure volunteer forms are completed for groups in advance.  

  • To ensure the safety of visitors and animals, follow all of the rules provided before you begin volunteering.

  • Give yourself a big pat on the back after volunteering because you are helping to create a happy and healthy environment for animals in need. 

We also need volunteers to help in other areas outside of our shelter. Check out the Events & Services and Second Chance Thrift Shop tabs to see what all we do!

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