Information for Volunteer Applicants

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older, with the exception of our student volunteer program.
  • A minimum commitment of one year is required to volunteer.
  • Volunteers must complete an application form, successfully pass a phone interview, submit a criminal records check and attend orientation sessions before beginning their volunteer duties.
  • Volunteers must be able to work safely around all species of animals.

Completing an application does not guarantee a volunteer position.

We welcome and embrace volunteers from all backgrounds and identities. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all volunteers to contribute their unique skills and perspectives toward our shared mission.

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You will need to enter a unique username to identify yourself to the system. You should select something that is easy for you to remember such as your email address or your name. Your username must be at least 6 characters long. If the name you enter is already in use by someone else, you will be prompted to choose another username.
Username must not start with space
Username must not end with space
Username must not have two or more spaces in a row

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