Become a Volunteer
Angels Bark Needs Following Volunteers
We’re always in need of help transporting dogs from one location to another. During the week, dogs need to be transported to and from vet visits, grooming appointments, foster homes, etc. On the weekend, we need help transporting dogs to and from our adoption fairs. If you have a car and some free time, let us know and we’ll add you to our list of transporters!
Before an adoption is approved, we always do a home inspection to ensure that our dog is going to a safe environment. In general, we make sure there are no ways a dog can escape, such as gaps in a fence, or balcony that may pose a major risk. We also look for evidence of harmful chemicals such as rat poisons, roach hotels, automotive supplies (such as antifreeze, it happens to taste sweet to animals) or things like loose wires that could pose a threat (especially if adopting a puppy!).
Keeping trash behind closed cabinet doors, or in a trash can with a secure lid is highly recommended. If you’re interested in becoming one of our home inspectors, let us know!
We’re always in need of volunteers to come to our office to help us out with basic office work but we’re especially in need of someone with bookkeeping/accounting experience. If you think you can help us out, let us know!
If you have any fundraising or grant writing experience, we could definitely use your help. Please contact us!
Blogging and Writing:
Are you passionate about dogs? Do you have a clever, engaging writing style? We need someone to help us put together our newsletters, as well as assist us in creating new, dog related content for our blog. Training, vet and medical, rescue insight, breed stories and general interest are all welcomed topics. Please fill out an volunteer application and let us know in the notes that you’re interested in blogging!
Photography and Video:
A great photo and video makes a huge difference in how shelter dogs are perceived by potential adopters, and a professionally taken photo – even if it’s a hobby photographer with a professional caliber camera – makes our rescues stand out even more. We truly appreciate you considering offering your time and skills to our dogs.
Court ordered volunteer service
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life! If you need to full fill court ordered community service (for a non-violent, non animal abuse related crime) we would be happy to have you come to our fairs, join our transport team or even walk dogs in boarding!
Of course, we hope that at the end of your required service you continue to volunteer with Angels Bark, but regardless of what you choose to do, our volunteer coordinator can sign off on your paperwork to confirm your service.