Whether you are a leader or behind-the-scenes kind of person, we could use your support and talents in fundraising for the shelter. Committee meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. Please come to a meeting to learn about upcoming events and see how you can help.
Front Desk Receptionist
Be the first impression of the shelter. Are you good at multi-tasking? You will be greeting people, answering multi line phone, taking messages and routing to appropriate person, using intercom, supporting staff and volunteers plus more.
Adoption Fairs/Outside Events
These events give us the chance to promote our shelter and bring our animals out to meet the public. Some events are only having a table with information and no animals.
Tag Days/Wish List Events
These events are seasonal. They usually start in May and run through October. Tag Days are when we stand outside grocery stores with our donation jugs asking for monetary donations. Wish List Days are when we stand outside stores with our wish list for people to shop for items and donate to the shelter. Once items are collected we load into a van and unload back at shelter.
Foster care allows pets to live in a home environment temporarily while awaiting permanent placement through the shelter. While Helping Paws does have a large shelter where the majority of the pets are housed, we do have circumstances that require animals to be in foster homes. See more on the Foster Care page or call Helping Paws.
If you are a cat lover, then we have the spot for you. People needed to help with routine cat care (brushing, nail trimming), playing with a variety of toys or teaching tricks. Of course we want you to spend time just having them on your lap and loving them up.
If you are a compassionate dog lover and are willing to commit some of your time to help our rescues this is a place for you. This would include basic training, longer walks, socializing and additional exercise. Must be a current Helping Paws dog walker.
This is the opportunity to help make life long matches between people and our animals. You need communication techniques to gather information and use that information to educate and assist people in choosing a pet. You will also need to get to know the animals so you are able to talk about them to the people. This is definitely a commitment opportunity.
Dog Walking (Day & Evening hours)
Our dogs need to be walked at different times throughout the day: Mornings, afternoons and evenings. Training needs to be completed with our lead walker before handling our dogs.
Shelter Cleaning (Dog, cat, or shelter)
This is one of the most important tasks for a volunteer. Cleaning for the cats is generally done first thing in the morning. (8:30-12:00) This entails cleaning cages, litter pans, cat rooms. Major dog cleaning is also done first thing in the morning but also during the day. Shelter cleaning gets done throughout the day; there is something that always needs to be taken care of. If you like things to be clean and tidy; this is the opportunity for you.
Assist our Vet Techs with their daily routine. (Must have some experience working with animals)
- Graphic Design
- Newsletter Writer/Contributor
- Clerical work/Data Entry