Volunteers are the life-blood of our organization. We simply can't do what we do without you! There are many ways to be involved: helping with morning or afternoon cleaning, laundry, Sparkle Crew (cleaning and organizing), yard and facilities maintenance, socializing animals and helping with events.
How do you get started? Complete the Volunteer Application and let us know what you're interested in. Drop off your application at the shelter at 1150 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua, WI. You can also email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
All volunteers must attend an orientation. Volunteer Orientation is held the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the shelter. If you are under the age of 16 you must attend orientation with a legal guardian/parent. Youth volunteers age 16 and older may volunteer without supervision. Those under 16 must volunteer with their guardian or a responsible adult volunteer.
For reference, our volunteer materials are posted here.
Because we rely so heavily on donations, it is important for us to maintain a positive presence in the community. We rely on volunteers to help us with social media, advertising, the website, press releases and word of mouth recommendations. Please call us so we can identify our specific needs.
Fundraising is an ongoing part of our business. We understand that in a small community it's difficult to keep asking for money, so we try to be very creative in our fundraising projects. We welcome any ideas and appreciate any help in planning, organizing and implementing our fundraiser events.