While waiting to be adopted, our City of Edmond Animal Shelter pets need you. They need people who love animals to give a couple of hours a week to walk dogs or play with cats. By extending some tender loving care, you can make a difference in the lives of these adoptable pets.
Must be 18 years or older. Children 13 years and up permitted with parent or guardian.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
VOLUNTEERING AT EDMOND ANIMAL WELFARE
Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Edmond Animal Shelter. Our volunteer program is designed for committed, long-term volunteers. We do not have volunteer opportunities for short-term volunteering projects or community service. We require our approved volunteers to commit to “working” at least two times per calendar month for a minimum of four hours each month. We also have certain “shifts” where volunteers are needed, which may change from time-to-time, but to prevent disruption of business, we limit the number of volunteers who work a particular shift. Volunteering opportunities include: dog walking/exercising, playing with cats, assisting cleaning the animal areas, bathing dogs prior to spay/neuter surgery and assisting with off-site adoption events. After you submit the volunteer application, a records check will be completed. If that comes back clear, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Animal Welfare Supervisor to discuss our volunteering program in more detail and to determine if this is the right fit for you and us. If we both agree that it is a good fit, you will be scheduled for an orientation with one of the existing volunteers. Following that orientation, you will be scheduled for a “shadowing” session with an existing volunteer just to make sure you have no additional questions and/or understand all the protocols. At that point, you will be ready to volunteer on your own and can be scheduled for one of the available “shifts”. Please note that this process may take a few months to complete; it is not best suited for people looking for an immediate volunteering opportunity. Thank you, again!
If you have not completed an application, you may download one here Click Here for Application and drop it off or mail it to:
Here are some of our volunteers walking the dogs. Helping to better a dog's quality of life while in the shelter is fun and rewarding!
Stephanie Coldiron, Mary Robertson, Deb O'Day, Becky Noe, Janice Bird, Shirley Foster, David Shafer and Dee Miller