Volunteer

Our volunteers are our most important asset and they do a remarkable job for the animals, the shelter and our programs. Every day, a volunteer improves the lives of the animals here at the Delta Animal Shelter. Our volunteers help hundreds of animals a year through fostering, dog walking, or working in, and cleaning our shelter. If you would like to join us to find homes for animals:
Complete a Volunteer Application. Once your completed application is received you will be contacted to schedule an orientation.We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of once per week for 3 months or more. Individuals should be at least 16 years of age to volunteer independently.  Youth ages 10-15 may volunteer alongside a parent or guardian.  Please submit an application for both adult and child.   Arrangements for court mandated community service and volunteer projects for groups can be made by contacting us at (906) 789-0230 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Individual opportunities are available in the following positions:

Kennel & Cattery Caretakers

For those who prefer work behind the scenes, you are needed to help care for the animals’ daily needs. Working alongside the staff, volunteers assist with feeding, cleaning, washing dishes, laundry, and of course, passing out treats and toys.
Caretaker shifts are 8:00am - 12:00pm daily.

Adoption Hosts

Adoption Hosts are key in the shelter, truly bringing pets and people together. We are looking for volunteers to showcase and care for the animals in our shelter! By becoming an Adoption Host, you are giving these wonderful pets an opportunity to be noticed by potential families. Hosts will:

  • Greet visitors
  • Answer basic questions about animals
  • Show animals to potential adopters
  • Care for animals’ needs such as refilling food and water dishes, washing soiled dishes and spot cleaning.
  • Adoption Host shifts are Mon-Wed-Fri 12-4pm Tues/Thurs 12-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. (Any hours during those times would help.)

Admissions Assistant

Our Admissions Assistants welcome incoming animals and their people, reassuring them that they have come to the right place. Volunteers assist in answering questions, help clients fill out the necessary paperwork, perform data entry, and lend a hand in answering phones.
Admissions Assistant shifts are Mon-Wed-Fri 12-4pm Tues/Thurs 12-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. (Any hours during those times would help.)

Dog Walking

Guaranteed to keep you and the dogs healthy and happy! Every dog deserves a nice walk outside every day. The Delta Animal Shelter volunteers take the dogs out for strolls around the property throughout the day. This is also a great time to reinforce good manners and teach your canine walking partner life skills - like walking politely on a leash, sit, etc.  Volunteers are asked to commit to one scheduled shift per week. Afternoon shifts
Photographers
Do you have a talent for animal photography or want to develop your skills? Photographers are needed to take pictures of our adoptable animals to post on our website. A little bit of your time can help an animal get noticed – and get adopted!

Foster Care Parents

Are you willing and able to open your heart and home to temporarily care for the needs of puppies, kittens, cats, dogs or other critters? Foster care is a vital part of the shelter’s ability to care for animals who need just a bit more time or special attention before they are ready to go to a new home. Foster care can vary from a few days to several weeks.

Off-Site Adoption Event Volunteers

We need volunteers to help with adoption events held at various locations throughout the area.  This involves picking animals up from the shelter and taking them to the location, holding or walking the animals while introducing them to potential adopters, and bringing the animals back to the shelter at the end of the event. We really need more volunteers to help to this in our community. 
Maintenance/Grounds
The shelter has several acres of grounds and buildings. There is always something that needs to be done - gardening, minor building repairs, painting, cleaning up, etc. Your “handy” skills are always needed somewhere at Delta Animal Shelter!

Maintenance/Grounds

The shelter has several acres of grounds and buildings. There is always something that needs to be done - gardening, minor building repairs, painting, cleaning up, etc. Your “handy” skills are always needed somewhere at Delta Animal Shelter!

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