Volunteers help make life better for animals! If you're interested in becoming a volunteer at OAHS, the first step is to attend a volunteer orientation meeting. Click HERE for the schedule!
There's a variety of volunteer opportunities at OAHS including:
Guaranteed to keep you and the dogs heart health and happy! Every dog deserves some one-on-one time with a nice person like you. Dog walkers can take dogs out for a daily walk, enjoy playtime in one of our outside runs or just spend some nice quiet time with a dog while reading to them. Dog behavior and handling training is required.
A sure fire way to put a smile on your face and reduce your stress level. Spend some time playing, brushing or relaxing with some of our felines looking for companionship. Cat behavior and handling training is required.
OAHS has over 2 acres of grounds to maintain. There is always something that needs to be done – gardening, minor building repairs, painting, cleaning, etc. Your “handy” skills are always needed somewhere at OAHS.
OAHS does on average 40 loads of laundry a day. If you enjoy the pleasure of washing, drying and putting away fresh laundry, then this is just the job for you. If you would like to volunteer as a Canine Partner or Feline Friend, laundry fits in well. Let us know if you have a friend that likes to clean windows!
This is your chance to bring a bit of joy and happiness into the lives of those in local nursing homes. You may take your dog, cat or other animal to a nursing home for regularly scheduled visitations. An evaluation of your animal is required.
When an animal arrives at OAHS who is not quite ready for adoption, OAHS relies on the love and homes of our foster care volunteers. These volunteers open their homes to kittens/puppies who need time to grow, nursing cats/dogs, cats/dogs that need a little extra attention or a companion animal recovering from an illness or surgery. Numerous animals are given a second chance thanks to the time and love given by their foster families.
Special Events, Outreach Events, Supply Drives
OAHS is involved with many local events. We are looking for friendly-outgoing-customer service oriented people to staff information booths, answer questions about the shelter; help out at Walk for the Animals and other fundraisers. If you like interacting with the public, this might just be the perfect fit for you.
OAHS depends on the generosity of others. Help maintain a donation bank at a local business. Maybe you can have one at your place of employment. Ask a local business to place a canister bank in their store and collect the donations from the bank once a month.
Step one to becoming a volunteer is to attend an Orientation Meeting