Volunteer

For each displaced animal that comes to BrightSide Animal Center, there is an opportunity for animal shelter volunteers to provide exercise, socialization, cleaning, grooming, fundraising, and fostering to help make animals healthy and friendly pets for their permanent new homes.

Who Can Be an Animal Shelter Volunteer?

Persons age 16 and older may volunteer. Children and teens ages 12—15 may volunteer if accompanied by an adult. For the Dog Buddy program, volunteers must be at least 18 years old; children and younger teens are not permitted to walk dogs or to accompany dog-walking volunteers.

WHERE AND HOW TO APPLY

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You can fill out an application at the shelter, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or download an application and submit to our mailing address: BrightSide Animal Center, PO Box 1404, Redmond, OR 97756.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

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When your application is received, the volunteer coordinator will contact you with the time and date of the next session. At the orientation you will take a tour of the facility, meet the staff and other volunteers, and sign up for training.

TRAINING

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Each opportunity to volunteer with animals requires some training. A member of the staff or a volunteer mentor will give you instructions and tips on how to do the jobs you have chosen. It’s important that you find a job that fits your skills and interests.

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Become a Brightside Volunteer!