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Volunteer Orientations

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for 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.  You can make an online reservation (links below) or directly contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 360-352-2510 x1009 or email her to make a reservation–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 working days (Tue-Fri) to confirm your reservation. *

Shelter Volunteer Orientation (lasts 75 minutes)
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Foster Home ONLY Orientation (lasts 30 minutes)

At this time, we are only in need of Dog/Puppy Foster Homes.

1 session on Thursday, June 27 at *7:00 pm (Front doors will open at 6:50 pm.)

         Online RSVP: https://forms.gle/ThpBHWVts5LAk4Fs9

Lobby Greeter Volunteer Orientation (lasts 75 minutes)
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This orientation is just for people who are interested in being a Lobby Greeter.  Lobby Greeters 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.

  At this time, we need volunteers for the following Lobby Greeter shifts:

The orientation for this position is on Friday, June 28 at *3 pm.

            Online RSVP: https://forms.gle/taP826hL6RXLbQ2V8

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