Our organization is always looking for volunteers to join our team! Because volunteers work directly with animals, they increase the chances of an animal being adopted. Additionally, volunteers can help increase awareness of the shelter and the animals in the organization. Volunteers help socialize the animals and give the dogs a break from their kennels by walking them more regularly.
Volunteers are Required to:
- Animal Care and Control Volunteer Application
- Animal Care and Control Volunteer Release Form
- Treat all animals in our care with kindness, respect, and have a concern for their welfare
- Represent themselves and The Live Oak Shelter in a professional manner
Come help ensure the dogs in our kennels get the exercise and TLC they require daily. This is flexible because dogs require walks and bathroom breaks throughout the day. Our most needed times are first thing in the morning and in the evening before we close.
Cleaning Dog & Cat Kennels
Our animals spend the majority of their time in kennels. As a result, they need their kennels sanitized, dishes cleaned, linens washed, etc.
Because animals spend so much time alone in the kennels, they don’t get as much time socializing with people, learning manners and basic commands, and getting affection. Socializing with animals and encouraging better behaviors increases the chances of adoption more quickly.
The shelter runs primarily on donations. We are always looking for people to help with fundraising events and to hold donation drives.
Helping with Adoption Events
Adoption events are important because they increase exposure of the animals and increase the probability of them getting adopted quicker.
Are you willing to temporarily open your home to an animal in need? Find out what fostering entails and how to apply here.
Would you like to help give animals the exposure they need to help get them adopted? We always need people to take pictures of the animals and write cute bio’s about them for our rescue sites. Any camera and experience level are welcome!