Volunteer Applications

Junior Volunteer Program – Cat CuddlingMandAedited

When completing an application for a Junior Volunteer, you must also submit an application for the Designated Parent/Guardian with whom they will be volunteering with. Junior Volunteers and their parents/guardians fit in the Cat Cuddling Program. Applications for minors must be completed with the assistance of the Parent or Guardian with whom they will be volunteering. Each Junior Volunteer must also be accompanied by their designated adult throughout their volunteer experience. The Designated Parent/Guardian application, below, is intended for these animal-loving adults who will be sharing in the volunteer experience.  Due to safety reasons in the Main Adoption room there is a 2:1 youth to adult ratio for families who would like to volunteer together. 

Junior Volunteer Applications will not be accepted unless an application for the Designated Parent/Guardian is also submitted. If the last name of the designated parent/guardian differs from the Junior Volunteer, please e-mail volunteer@heartofthevalleyshelter.org so the application admission process can begin. 

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The PAW Program is for volunteers age 16+ who want to work directly with the shelter’s cats and dogs. Help the shelter animals while they wait for their new homes! We ask for a 6 month, 4 hour per month commitment. Applications for minors must be completed with the assistance of their Parent or Guardian. If you are completing a service project please complete the Service Project Application below. 

Court Ordered Community Service

Community Service volunteers play an instrumental role in efficient shelter operations.

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Service Project Volunteering

Do you need to complete a service project to fulfill a volunteer requirement for an organization or a class project? Complete the Service Project application below and contact the Volunteer and Outreach Manager at volunteer@heartofthevalleyshelter.org or 406-388-9399 ext. 223 to schedule your training session. This application is for individual volunteers only. If you would like to complete a group volunteer project complete the “Group Volunteering” application below. Short term service project volunteers assist with operational support and do not work directly with the animals.

Group Volunteering

Your business or organization can volunteer together at Heart of the Valley! Single days of service can be arranged for groups of 5 or more. Group volunteers assist with operational support and will receive a tour of the shelter and will meet shelter animals at the end of their volunteer shift.