Volunteer Overview


Click on any opportunity within the calendar to view details.


     While monetary donations and donation of physical goods are critical to our operation, the giving of your time is also an invaluable resource for our organization.  We rely on the help of our volunteers daily to help us provide the best possible care for our animals.  Year round we welcome help with a large variety of tasks that need to be done here at The Little Guild.


  What Kind of Positions are Available?

​     You can review the calendar of available volunteer opportunities by clicking HERE; and once you have decided which position you are most interested in, complete the online application form.  Please note that due to the high volume of requests that we receive, and our limited physical space, we are not able to accommodate all applicants.  Positions for volunteers are filled based on our current scheduling needs and positions available.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.  Anyone under 18 wishing to spend time with us here at the Little Guild must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • The Little Guild requires a 3-month commitment to most volunteer positions.  Details of requirements for specific job assignments can be found on our available volunteer opportunities calendar.

  • Volunteers must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information, and follow shelter rules and safety guidelines.

  • Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles.  Volunteers must always communicate professionally.

  • Volunteers must understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.

  • Many volunteer assignments require volunteers to stand, and/or walk for up to 2-hours; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach and lift; and be able to communicate clearly with clients, employees, and other volunteers.

  • All volunteers must attend a 1-hour orientation prior to volunteering.

  • Dog Walkers must attend a dog walking certification class with our trainer prior to walking.

  • If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for a student or client please email us at volunteer@littleguild.org so we can work with you directly to determine if there is an appropriate position to fit your needs.

  • If you are looking for ongoing Group or a "Day of Service" opportunities please click HERE to be redirected to our group Volunteer Information Section.