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Volunteer

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

We will hold our last new volunteer information sessions of 2019 on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00 am and Saturday, September 7th at 9:00 am.  

The next new volunteer information sessions will not be held until the New Year (2020) please check back closer to the new year for dates and times. 

 

About our volunteer programs: 

Our Youth, Teen, and Adult volunteer programs have been wildly popular.

To better accommodate all of the volunteer interests we get, we are

working on expanding our programs, and are not currently accepting

new volunteers for 2019. 


We expect to begin accepting new volunteers in

the New Year (2020) so please check back frequently

for updates! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers are vital to operations at the Hayward Animal Shelter. There are many ways you can help us humanely care for and place the more than 3,700 animals that come through the shelter each year. 

Here are some of the ways you can volunteer:

- help clean cages and feed the animals (kennel support)

- transport animals to local SPCAs and rescue groups

- participate in community events

- help with fund raising activities

- socialize and play with cats & rabbits
- walk the dogs
- take photos and videos of adoptable animals
- attend adoption events with the animals
- adoption counseling
- pet grooming
- contribute to the Shelter’s newsletter
- Social media and website building

- Foster - underage or nursing kittens. 

WE HAVE CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPENINGS IN KENNEL SUPPORT & TRANSPORT.

About our volunteer programs: 

Our Youth and Teen volunteer programs have been wildly popular. To better accommodate all of the volunteer interests we get, we are working on expanding our programs, and are not currently accepting new volunteers for 2019. 

We expect to begin accepting new volunteers in the New Year (2020) so please check back frequently for updates! 

 

 

To apply:  Our volunteer program has been so popular, that we are currently full and do not have volunteer openings. We are working on expanding our program 

 

At the information session you will learn more about our volunteer programs and will be able to pick up an application. All applicants must undergo a background check. 


For volunteers 18 years of age and older you must be able to commit to staying with the program for at least 6 months and must be able to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a month.

 

For Volunteers 16 – 17 of age you must be able to volunteer 2 hours a week every week for 4 to 6 months depending on the animals you want to work with. To learn more about this option, please attend an information session with a parent. 

For volunteers between 10 and 15 years of age you must have an adult who can volunteer with you, and must commit to volunteering 2 hours a week and commit to staying with the program for a minimum of 4 to 6 months depending on the animals you want to work with. If the adult is not the legal guardian of the child, we request both the parent and the adult who will volunteer with the child attend the information session.


Without our volunteers, many shelter pets would never find a new, loving home. Come join us!

 


New Volunteer Information Sessions

 

Learn more about our program and volunteer opportunities. Join us for an informational session.


First Tuesday and First Saturday of every month at 9:00 am.

Questions? Contact 510-881-7927. Informational sessions are held at the Shelter.

About our volunteer programs: 

Our Youth and Teen volunteer programs have been wildly popular. To better accommodate all of the volunteer interests we get, we are working on expanding our programs, and are not currently accepting new volunteers for 2019. 

We expect to begin accepting new volunteers in the New Year (2020) so please check back frequently for updates!