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Volunteer time and talents are an asset to the Idaho Humane Society, and there are many ways you can make a difference. You may wish to work directly with the animals at our shelter or prefer to get involved with other important aspects of our shelter’s operations.
Here are some of the many areas in which volunteers can help:
It’s easy to start helping out! Below are the minimum requirements to become an IHS volunteer:
After we receive your completed application, you will be emailed additional information and a link to our online orientation videos and quiz. Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete this portion. Once completed, you will be able to sign up for a New Volunteer Tour at our Adoption Center where you will receive information on our kennel and cattery skills classes, take a tour of our facilities, and receive your Volunteer T-Shirt.
Court-ordered community service is not part of the volunteer program. Please see front desk personnel at the Idaho Humane Society for more information at our S. Bird Campus located at: 1300 S. Bird Street, Boise, Idaho 83709.
A group of co-workers, churchgoers, friends, etc., can do a lot for the Idaho Humane Society by organizing a fundraiser, pet food drive or supply collection for our shelter. While we aren’t able to accommodate groups at our shelter, your group efforts can still make a huge difference to the animals in our care and to our community. Visit our Pet Food Pantry page to see what your pet food drive can do, check out our Amazon wish list for supplies and other items your group can make a reality. If you’re interested in fundraising ideas, please fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many ways that volunteers can help our Veterinary Medical Staff – such as assisting with patient checkout, feeding and exercising canine patients and even sanitizing and preparing surgical instrument packs. That work requires some special training. If you’re interested, you can watch this video to see what it’s like to volunteer in the clinic:
If you have any questions about our volunteer program, please contact Courtney at 208-331-8553 or email@example.com.