Note: New volunteer applications are currently closed until further notice. We anticipate accepting new volunteers in late-2021.
Please check back periodically for updates.
Become a Volunteer
By joining Operation Kindness’ team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded animal lovers, the community, and of course, the animals themselves. Working together, we can help match more pets with loving homes.
Beyond the general tasks around the shelter, volunteers also receive additional training to help in specific roles.
Become a Greeter
Front Desk Administrator
Dog or Cat Assessor
Smarty Cat and Frisky Kitty
Experienced volunteer teachers partner with friendly shelter dogs to help teach the fun, engaging lessons. Through these lessons, children learn how to care for the family pet and develop greater compassion and empathy for animals. Presentations include entertaining visuals and are modified to appeal to different aged children. Key elements include:
- How to be a responsible pet owner
- How to care for your pet
- How to interact safely with animals
- Take-home handouts/materials
Work Paws Playdates
Welcoming Operation Kindness animals into your workplace helps your staff stay healthy and practice good habits, such as taking breaks. On a deeper level, pets help to alleviate some of the stress associated with work life. They also promote team bonding, laughter and a positive work environment. Additionally, there is a huge benefit to the animals currently in our care. Playdates give them a chance to socialize and reveal more about their personalities which helps them get adopted.
What the playdate includes:
- Operation Kindness brings social dogs or puppies, and/or kittens to your workplace.
- Sessions are 2 hours.
- Operation Kindness provides materials needed to set up a clean environment.
- Work Paws Playdate fee is $1,500.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
All volunteer group experiences start with welcoming remarks from our team and a behind-the-scenes tour of Operation Kindness. Then, your team will participate in a volunteer project and gets hands-on time with the dogs and cats. Groups of up to 40 people can be accommodated.
With a corporate donation of $500 or more, a group of up to 20 participants can volunteer. With a corporate donation of $1,000 or more, a group of 21-40 participants can volunteer. Note: The donation is waived for registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.