Want to do your part?

Volunteering at Hopeful Tails

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue!
Our Volunteers are crucial to our animals and the success of our rescue.
By joining Hopeful Tails’ team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded volunteers, the animal-loving community, and of course, the animals themselves.

There are many aspects of volunteering with us. Our committed volunteers:

  • Socialize
  • Walk
  • Groom
  • Clean up kennels
  • Cuddle the homeless animals entrusted to our care while we search for their forever home
  • Show animals at offsite locations
  • Work special events
  • Share special skills/talents/services with us!

If you would like to start volunteering with us, please complete the online Volunteer Application. We ask that our volunteers be at least 21 years old.

Please email our volunteer coordinator with any questions: hopefultailsvolunteers@outlook.com.

If you are looking for court-ordered community service, please email us PRIOR to coming in or attending an orientation session.

Volunteer Hours:

Daily: 9:30am – 12:30pm;
5:30pm – 8pm

Volunteers should:

  • Wear closed toed / non-slide shoes and should not wear dangling jewelry.
  • Understand clothes and shoes may become dirty during volunteering
  • Understand that all donations given to Hopeful Tails are the property of Hopeful Tails.
  • Understand that volunteers do not receive compensation.
  • Understand that volunteering at the Hopeful Tails building and/or working with the animals may lead to injury or illness
  • Be up-to date on the Tetanus Shot
  • Understand that volunteers do not receive salary or benefits
  • Understand that using or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited while volunteering.
  • Understand that verbal or physical abuse to shelter volunteers or staff will not be tolerated.
  • Adhere to all established policies and procedures.

Volunteers are expected to:

  • Attend training classes when appropriate.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when involved in Hopeful Tails activities.
  • Perform tasks under the guidelines established within the job description for that task.
  • Report any abusive behavior in the Rescue to the appropriate staff person.
  • Adhere to all established policies and procedures.
  • Treat the animals with respect and kindness
  • Report animal injuries, illness or behavior concerns to a staff member.
  • Follow all posted instructions in animal care areas.

Volunteer involvement may be terminated if the volunteer does not meet the commitment in an appropriate manner or fails to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Volunteer Application.

Ready to get started?

Fill out the volunteer application:

Volunteer application

Send questions to hopefultailsvolunteers@outlook.com.