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Volunteer Orientations

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our shelter, located in Olympia, WA.  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 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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At this time, we have the following volunteer needs:

The orientation for these positions is on Wednesday, 5/1 at *3:00 pm.

                  Online RSVP: https://forms.gle/GsW6Y7qZ9YebqQBt7

Foster Home ONLY Orientation (lasts 30 minutes)

This session is for dog/puppy foster homes.

1 session on Wednesday, 5/1 at *6:00 pm (Front doors will open at 5:50 pm.)

Online RSVP: https://forms.gle/J9PvHi6ZuJG2HBuYA

Wildlife Transporter ONLY Orientation (lasts 30 minutes)
We receive injured and orphaned wildlife at the Shelter and we need to send those animals to licensed wildlife rehabilitators, almost all of whom are out of our area.  We are looking for adult volunteers (18+ years old) who are interested in helping transport these animals from Animal Services to the rescues, most likely in Graham and Lynnwood.

This is an on-call position and there are no set shifts or required minimum hours.  Once we have transport volunteers on board, we will send out an email/text to the group to let them know that we have an animal who needs transport.  Whoever is available can then sign up for that transport.

This position does not involve volunteering at the Shelter or handling/touching the wildlife.  For more details on the position, please visit https://jointanimalservices.org/volunteer/.

The orientation for this position is on Thursday, 5/2 @ 6:00 pm (Front doors will open at 5:50 pm.)

Online RSVP: https://forms.gle/9X2qY4cCQH43N6iZ8


*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 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.