Volunteer Opportunities

Front Office
Greet the public, helping with adoptions, answering phones, answering questions regarding basic pet care, filing, writing thank you notes, taking incoming lost/found reports, get guests signed in and direct them to Adoption kennel areas.
Kennel Assistant 8-11 am only
 The shelter must be kept clean to ensure the health and comfort of the animals. Assist with hosing down dog runs, disinfecting all soiled kennel surfaces, removing all soiled bedding and toys to be replaced with clean bedding and toys. Dogs are fed first thing in the morning and feeding bowls and utensils are to be washed on a daily basis.
Dog Socializing
A Dog handling class is required prior to taking a dog out of his/her kennel. The class is offered on Saturday mornings from 9-10 or 10-11 weather providing. This job could consist of walking dogs, taking dogs into the appropriate yard to play ball or just run around and exercise in the fresh air! Our dog’s love baths too.
Dog & Puppy Foster Dare
Care for dogs or puppies with special needs in your home until they are ready for adoption. You provide the safe environment and love, and we provide the rest! Prospective foster parents must complete a foster parent application and be approved!
Cat Care Assistant 8 – 11 am only
The shelter must be kept clean to ensure the health and comfort of the animals. Assist with cleaning cat cages, replenish food, change water and scoop and/or change litter boxes as necessary. Removing all soiled bedding and replace with clean bedding.
Cat Socializing
Play with cats inside the building in the designated cat areas. One cat at a time may be taken out of their cage providing the doors are closed and the proper sign is hanging on the outside of the door. You must sanitize your hands between handling another cat.
Cat or Kitten Foster Care
Care for cats or kittens with special needs in your home until they are ready for adoption. You provide the safe environment and love, and we provide the rest! Prospective foster parents must complete a foster parent application and be approved!
Special Events
Participate at special events and SEVHS fundraisers throughout the community at various locations. Assist in setting up and taking down of tents, tables, chairs, displays, Greet the public, hand out flyers, sell merchandise, must have an enthusiastic attitude, use of your vehicle may be required. (Able to lift 25 pounds is helpful, but not necessary).
Delivery & Collections
Deliver flyers to local businesses, libraries and veterinarian offices. Pick up donations for us when needed, use of your vehicle may be required, along with the ability to act accordingly as a representative of the SEVHS. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds if needed.
Pet Therapy
You will prepare and take dogs and/or cats to visit designated locations in the community, nursing homes, etc. Use of your vehicle is required. A Dog Handling class is required prior to beginning pet therapy. Classes are offered on Saturday mornings from 9-10 or 10-11, weather providing.
Disaster Evacuation
Preparation, assisting in loading and unloading of animals and other necessary items for transportation to evacuation location.
General Housekeeping
Keeping up with a high volume of laundry, cleaning window, sweeping inside/outside, keeping storage area organized, etc.

Yard Maintenance
Mowing, weed eating, raking, planting, weeding flower beds, trimming.