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 Volunteering at the Haven

Volunteer Work and Community Service

Individual volunteering- We love getting some extra help around here and if you need volunteer hours for school or just want to help out we welcome you to stop by! However, due to safety concerns we do not allow people to volunteer by walking dogs or playing with puppies. Puppies are very susceptible to illnesses and we go to great lengths to protect them from multiple viruses that are easily transmitted. Our volunteers are usually asked to help with a variety of cleaning and organizing.Our hours for volunteering are Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.There's no need to make an appointment, but we do only take a certain amount of volunteers per day so it is first come first served. Just let the staff member on duty know that you are there to volunteer and they will get you started!

Group volunteering- The response for group volunteering this last year has been awesome! The support we get from churches, work groups, and school organizations has been a huge help to us and our animals. We are only able to schedule groups on Saturdays and have two shifts available. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Just email us to get scheduled, but you have to be quick! During the semester our slots fill up pretty fast! We ask that you keep your group at a maximum of 20 people. However, if you have a small group of 5 or less we may be able to schedule you during the week. 

Community Service- If you have any court ordered hours to fulfill you are welcome to come out and do with them with us. We only allow these hours to be completed on Saturdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. You do not have to have an appointment.

Some reminders- If you are planning on coming out and volunteering we do require that anyone that is under 18 is accompanied by an adult. Even if you are doing community service.Be sure to wear something that you don't mind getting dirty and tennis shoes or closed toe shoes. Once you are at The Haven please observe all of the signs on cages and doors. These are put up for the protection of our visitors and our residents.

We're not very fast and we don't even run, but we efficiently transport our animals for veterinary care. 
Many of our animals require multiple trips to the vet and we need more volunteers to take one leg of the relay! 
This leg would include:
Picking up an animal from the shelter or Dr. Wilbanks' counseling office on 50th and Ave Q
Taking the animal to the vet that has been scheduled
Transporting the animal back to the shelter or Dr. Wilbanks' Office

We need as many volunteers as we can get for our team! 
We have many animals that need a lot of vet care! 
We would love for you to be involved! 
You can email us about this team at or 
come by the shelter for more information on how to become involved!

Haven Transport Team

The Haven is in need of volunteers to transport our Haven animals to and from the vet for shots, spay/neuter, etc. 

Please let us know if you are available to help with this and what days and times are best for your schedule. 

Email us at and provide your phone number!