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Volunteer Orientations

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our shelter, located in Olympia, WA.  Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months, as we do not have the resources to accommodate short-term volunteers.  Below is information on our volunteer orientations which are held at the Shelter.  Upcoming orientations are posted on this page and Facebook.

**Reservations are required for all orientations.  Please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 360-352-2510 x1009 or email her to make a reservation–leave your name, number, and which orientation you want to attend.  If you are making the reservation for more than one person, include the same information for them, too.**

General Volunteer Orientation (lasts 75 minutes)
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At this time, we have the following volunteer needs

Lobby Greeters- These volunteers are the first point of contact for people coming in the door – answering basic questions and directing visitors to appropriate place. Lobby Greeters need to be outgoing and comfortable greeting new people.  They need to be 14 plus years old, able to stand for the 2-2.5 hour shift, and able to lift and carry 25 pounds. Greeters sign up for a weekly Tuesday-Friday shift (11-1, 1-3, 3-5:30) or a bi-weekly Saturday shift (9:30-12, 12-2, 2-4).

The orientation for Lobby Greeters is on Thursday, March 22 at *5:30 pm.

When we have openings for other positions, we will schedule an orientation for that group.

Foster Home ONLY Orientation (lasts 30 minutes)

1 session on Wednesday, April 18 at *6:00 pm
(We will open the front doors by 5:55 pm.)

*We are unable to allow late entry into an orientation. If you are not able to make it to the beginning of an orientation, please come to another session. Children under 14 must be accompanied by their adult volunteer partners at all times.

If after the orientation you feel that volunteering would be a good fit for you, please submit a volunteer application. (Applications are handed out at the orientation.)

It takes a couple weeks to process your application and background check. We will then contact you to schedule your training or home check for fostering.