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April 2017 Volunteer Orientation Program

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Have you ever considered giving your time to help the animals at the Porter County Animal Shelter?  Here is your chance to learn to become a volunteer!

The Shelter has revamped our Volunteer Orientation to a three part training.  The first session of our February Orientation will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 1st in the Education Center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 N Meridian in Valparaiso. Session Two will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 5 at the Shelter.  The third part is shadowing an employee and can be scheduled at your convenience.

Be sure to download and complete a Volunteer Application Form and bring it with you to the first session.  You can CLICK HERE to download the form.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Inside The Shelter:  Giving attention to the animals, walking dogs, petting the animals, grooming, cleaning cages/kennels, general help.
  • Outside The Shelter:  Manning booths at fairs and pet adoption events, fundraising, telephone calling (volunteers, donations), assisting with education programs in schools, distribution of pet flyers, etc.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.  If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must be present to sign the volunteer application.
  • Must complete a Volunteer Application.
  • Must successfully complete a three part Volunteer Orientation.
  • Must execute a Waiver Of Liability

Open Sessions

  • Session Day(s) Times Dates Location Age Participants
  • W 6:30 PM — TBD 4/5/2017 775 N Meridian Road Valparaiso, IN 46385 16 and over 5 / 20 Register

    Registration for this session begins January 15, 2017 3:00 PM and ends March 31, 2017 4:00 PM.