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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer with us!

Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help animals. Whether you walk the dogs at the shelter or help with a fundraising event, you can make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. When you give the animals the gift of your time, you'll get back as much as you give -- maybe even more. Check out some of the opportunities we have available!

MHF Volunteer Code

 

Volunteering at MH requires certain skills and abilities. Essential capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of MHF.

  • Willing to work as part of a team.

  • Have a professional appearance and positive attitude.

  • Willing to learn and use Volgistics, our online volunteer scheduling system.

  • Able to take instructions and follow safety protocols.

  • Able to work with cleaning chemicals.

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and crouch unassisted.

Specific Volunteer roles may have additional requirements.

Available Volunteer Responsibilities 

 

Client Experience

Welcome visitors, guide them through the initial sign-in process, and personally ensure clients are directed to the appropriate resource or staff member for their needs. This position greets everyone in a timely and welcoming manner and thanks everyone for coming to MH and encourages them to come back when leaving. This is a crucial front facing role to ensure our visitors feel welcomed and appreciated. We go out of our way to help people and remove barriers to provide assistance. It is our goal for every client to have a positive experience. You will also assist with answering the phone, filing, distributing items from the Pet Pantry, and with general office duties. Does not have to be a full day. We appreciate any help at any time during business hours and especially Saturdays.

 

HouseKeeping

Help with all aspects of keeping our facility in tip top shape. This includes but is not limited to: Laundry, Kitten Room clean up (wash bowls,  clean out litter boxes, straighten and tidy kitten room and cat lounge.)  Dog kennel clean up and hose down, washing bowls, tidy kennels and swap out toys.

 

Kennel Support

Help with miscellaneous care duties at the shelter including cleaning, laundry, and dishes; help maintain the play yards; clean and organize; prep food for Pet Pantry; and other duties. Requires handling soiled items. Indoor and outdoor opportunities.

Canine Companion

Walk, train, spend one-on-one time with, and play with all types of dogs. Learn to work on behavior modification plans with certain dogs. Even take dogs on excursions or our Volunteer favorite, “snout and about.” *Must complete Canine 101,  Handling Skills to become a Canine Companion. A 1 hour training lesson counts as Volunteer hours!

Feline TLC

Provide human companionship, interactive playtime, and socialization to help each cat cope with shelter stress and the disruption of their daily routines.*Must complete Housekeeping and General Volunteer Orientation. A 1 hour training lesson counts as Volunteer hours!

Events

Represent HF at fundraising special events and community events offsite by handling adoptable animals and assisting with event tasks.  Weekend and Evening hours. 

 

*Our youth apprentice program recruitment is currently closed. All current volunteer opportunities are only available to those age 16 and older. Ages 12-15 may volunteer with supervision of parent or legal guardian. Guardian must also complete requisite training.

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We are seeking dedicated individuals

to take ownership of the following roles.

 

Events Team Coordinator: No Experience necessary. Weekend availability required. Comfortable advocating for Middleburg Humane Foundation, our Mission and our Animals with general public. Organizational and collaborative work experience preferred. 

 

Medical Data Entry Volunteer: Must have high capacity for attention to detail. Assist the shelter medical team with data entry of our animals records, including medical history, behavioral notes, and enrichment schedule.

 

Client Experience Volunteer: Be the face that is seen first at Middleburg Humane. You are the eyes and ears of our lobby. Ability to answer phones, take messages and intake donations. Seeking help on Saturdays 10-5.

 

Animal Care Services Assistants: One of the most important roles at Middleburg Humane. Assisting animal Care services with general Housekeeping roles for the animals. If a tidy litter box makes you happy, and a sparkling clean kennel makes you smile, then this volunteer opportunity is for you. Bonus is that you get to play with all the animals.

Please  contact Mandy.Smith@middleburghumane.com

for information.  Thank you!

If you would like to volunteer with us, please fill out the following contact form so our Volunteer Coordinator can get in touch with you.

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