Volunteer

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Pet Network!

Pet Network Humane Society relies on the generosity and support of our dedicated volunteers. Your contribution helps to fulfill Pet Network's mission to save the lives of adoptable dogs and cats across the region.

The animals we rescue from overcrowded shelters across the region need much more than just food, shelter, and medical care. Our cats and dogs benefit from going on walks, socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, training, and more. From administrative support to at-home foster care and thrift store assistance, volunteers are instrumental to the lifesaving work we do at Pet Network. No special skills are needed, just compassion, patience, and commitment. We’ll provide whatever training is necessary.

Interested in helping the animals at Pet Network? Becoming a volunteer is easy! Simply fill out our online application, sign up for an in-person orientation time slot and we will train you. Pet Network has a wide variety of activities and duties for volunteers, so there is never a dull moment! 

 Current Volunteer opportunities:

  • animal care* 

  • maintenance

  • landscaping and gardening 

  • education and outreach 

  • special events 

  • housekeeping

  • administrative assistance

  • Thrift Store 

 *Volunteers involved in animal care (dog walking, animal socialization, cleaning, grooming, etc.) require an additional animal care training.

 

We ask for a one-time $20 orientation fee to cover the cost of your tee shirt and name tag, in support of the volunteer program. You can submit your payment here (link donation tab) prior to your orientation, please write “orientation fee” in the comments section. 

If the cost of orientation presents financial hardship, please email the Volunteer/Foster Coordinator at volunteer@petnetwork.org after submitting an application. 

Who can volunteer:

Anyone over the age of 5 can volunteer with Pet Network! 

  • Family Volunteers ages 5-15 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian over 18 (maximum of 2 children per guardian). 

  • Junior Volunteers ages 16-17 may volunteer independently in all areas except in the thrift store. 

  • We welcome volunteers of all abilities, but note that certain tasks, such as dog walking, require strength and full range of motion. 

  • We can approve mandatory community service hours on a case by case basis. 

We encourage our volunteers to stay active and involved with Pet Network, but we understand you have other responsibilities. There is no minimum number of volunteer hours that need to be completed. Following orientation, you may sign up for volunteer shifts online, or stop in whenever you have a chance to lend a hand!

Other ways to help:

Do you have special skills or qualifications that you believe would be beneficial to Pet Network?  Reach out to the Volunteer/Foster Coordinator at volunteer@petnetwork.org or 775.832.4404 EXT 106. Interested in becoming a foster home for our animals? Visit the foster information page here.

For any questions regarding volunteering, contact our Volunteer/Foster Coordinator at volunteer@petnetwork.org or 775-832-4404 ext. 106.