Volunteer

Our volunteers are the life force behind our organization, caring for everything in the day-to-day business of the clinic!

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers are required to become members of our organization at a discounted rate of $15.00/year to help defer the costs of volunteer apparel and training. Membership dues are to be paid at orientation.
  • Volunteers must commit to at least 6 months of volunteering with H.O.P.E. for Animals.
  • Volunteers must be able to complete at least 4 hours every 30 days with H.O.P.E. for Animals.
  • Volunteers must be willing to create a weekly or every other week schedule that fits their and the clinic’s needs.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without a parent or guardian present.
  • Volunteers 12–15 years of age must have a parent or guardian present and actively volunteering alongside them. Parent or guardian is limited to 1 person, but may have up to 2 volunteers with them.
  • Volunteers 18+ must have a valid form of photo ID.
  • Volunteers aged 16–17 must have a parent or guardian sign a volunteer release form.
  • Volunteers must be able to communicate professionally, as human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles.
  • Volunteers must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information, as well as being able to remember and follow clinic protocols.
  • Volunteers must have regular access to an email account and be able to use simple software to log their volunteer hours.
  • Volunteers can be terminated if they do not abide by the rules and regulations set forth by H.O.P.E. for Animals.

If you need volunteer hours for school, work or community service, or if you’re looking for single day group events, please contact the volunteer coordinator at dani@allencountyspca.org or 260 744-0454 x204.

Volunteer Application

**Volunteer Applications are processed every Friday.


Internships in surgery, wellness, and business are available. If you are interested in interning with us, please complete the application below and email Tyna at mreiter@hfafw.org with questions.

Internship Application

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Surgery & Wellness
Help

Monday-Friday
9am-4:30pm

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We reserve these volunteering opportunities for Vet Tech and Pre-Vet students or volunteers who are already skilled in these area from previous experience.

Helpers monitor animals, draw up vaccines, may restrain animals, etc...

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Laundry/Pack Room/Kennel Assistant

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

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Assist with cleaning kennels, doing laundry, cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments, and other special projects.

Volunteers from 2-4 pm
Assist Veterinary Staff with cleaning the back surgery area after surgeries are completed for the day.

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Data Entry and Phone Calls

Monday-Friday
9am-2pm

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We can always use help with data entry, especially to enter notes from patients seen in our clinic.

Like talking on the phone? Help us make appointment reminder calls! (calls made typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.)

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Event Volunteers

Dates and Times Vary

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Volunteer your time at one of our many events to raise funds and awareness.

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Clinic Volunteer

Dates and Times vary

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Clinic volunteers do such tasks as putting together e-collars, folding newspapers, and highlighting forms for the clinic.

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Community Cat Program Volunteer

Dates and Times Vary

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Help make a difference in the Community Cat overpopulation.
Volunteer to:
Clean Traps, Educate The Public,
Help Release Cats, Data Entry...

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