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Important Note: For insurance purposes, you must be 18+ and no longer in High School to volunteer at Homeward Bound.
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Volunteer Opportunities for Adults 19+
There are many ways to support Homeward Bound as a volunteer. We recommend you start with one or two. Please select the top two areas you currently have interest in. You can always sign up for others later!
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Whether the need is picking up a dog from a shelter, or driving it to our local vet, or transporting dogs from distant parts of the state, Golden Taxi volunteers get the job done. Whether you want to do local transports or hit the open road and drive long distances, there may be an opportunity for you on the Golden Taxi Team.
The dogs agree that this is the most important volunteer opportunity to them! This is a physically demanding job that is vital to the operation and rewarded with wagging tails and dog kisses. Morning feeding is from 8:30-10:30; evening feeding is from 4:30-6:30. We need volunteers that can commit on a weekly, or bi-weekly basis – or are willing to fill in when regulars are on vacation or ill.
By providing a temporary home to a dog in need, you not only help prepare them for their forever home, you make more room to help us save another. Short-term fosters are in high demand. Homeward Bound covers veterinary care, and you will be supported by a foster coordinator.
Youth Program Lead
Homeward Bound is blessed with young adults wishing to volunteer. Youth Program Leads are needed to mentor these 15-18 year olds' love of rescue. If you share their passion, and enjoy working with young adults, we would love to talk with you. Commit to as little as once a month, or once a quarter. We'll get you trained, so you can train the next generation of rescue.
Grant Writing Team
Identify possible funding sources and complete grant applications.
Planting flowers and shrubs, trimming trees and vines, weeding along the walkways, replanting the lawn, mowing the lawn, maintaining sprinkler system, and planning, planting, and maintaining our new memorial garden.
Answering phones, making copies, using computers, filing dog records, answering e-mails, or greeting visitors and volunteers when they enter.