Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Animal Services, located in Olympia, WA. Shelter 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. You can make an online reservation (link below) or directly contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 360-352-2510 x1009 or email her to make a reservation for a scheduled orientation–leave your name, number, AND which orientation/position/time period you are applying for. If you are making the reservation for more than one person, include their information, too. Please make sure you include all of the above information as we cannot accept incomplete reservations.
After we receive your reservation request, the Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you within a couple of working days (Tue-Fri) to confirm your reservation. *
Thank you for wanting to be a foster home! We had almost 50 foster homes sign up for our last orientation. At this point, it looks like we will have enough people to help with our current needs. If you’d like to be notified of our next foster home orientation, please fill out your information on this form.
General Volunteer Orientation (lasts 75 minutes)
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There are no scheduled orientations at this time. Orientations are offered when we have a need for volunteers in specific positions or shifts. (We cannot take reservations for orientations that are not yet scheduled.)
*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.) The application includes background check paperwork and your social security number is required.
It can take up to a couple of weeks to process your application and background check. We will then contact you to schedule your training or home check for fostering.