Any potential volunteer must be 18 years of age. If you wish to bring your child to assist you during your volunteer hours, they must be 10 years or older and submit an application as well. All parties volunteering must be trained. All volunteers under the age of 18 must stay with their guardian at all times while at the Sanctuary.
In addition, this volunteer application is only valid for 2 months. After 2 months, if you have not attended a volunteer training, you must reapply. Volunteer Training sessions are once a month. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you regarding the next session once your application has been received.
We ask that you help 2 hours a week and make a one year commitment. Of course, you are welcome to volunteer more than 2 hours because we are sure once you start spending time with our seniors, you will want to be here with them more often! Volunteers will be re-trained if they are not volunteering 2 hours a week with the dogs for more than 2 months.
SDS does not sign off for community service hours.