Why volunteer? Each person may have a different reason: some want to learn new skills, some want to experience working with animals, some simply enjoy the opportunity to spend time with new people and new pets. What all of our volunteers have in common is a love for animals and a desire to help them – and we couldn’t do what we do without their help.
There is an age requirement to volunteer at Woodford Humane: volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All of our volunteers who will be interacting with animals are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation before they can begin volunteering. These are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at our Adoption Center. Check the calendar of events for the next upcoming date.
Space at Volunteer Orientations is limited, so sign up early! You can sign up in person at the Adoption Center, or contact us to reach our Community Outreach Director.
Our volunteer opportunities are many and varied, from hands-on activities like cleaning, exercising, socializing, and grooming, to behind-the-scenes activities like pet photography and posting flyers. Many of our events require volunteers in a variety of roles. When you attend Volunteer Orientation you’ll get an overview of a broad range of ways you can help – and if you have an idea about how to volunteer that isn’t on the list, we will be happy to hear it!
Volunteering for Groups
Woodford Humane welcomes volunteer help from corporate, campus, school, and scout groups (and more!) – if you have a group of volunteers looking for a project to work on together, contact us to make arrangements! Due to limited space and staff, we are not able to accommodate groups on short notice, so please plan ahead and give us as much advance notice as possible.