Q. What would I do as a volunteer?

A. Volunteers assist staff in almost every area of the shelter. They clean, feed, walk and help socialize animals. They also help run special events and fundraisers.

Q. How do I become a volunteer?

A. Download and complete a volunteer application. Once you have submitted the application, someone from OPHS will contact you to discuss what you would like to do to help out. We will then schedule an orientation for you at the shelter.

Q. My child is under 16 years old but really wants to help – is there anything they can do?

A. Yes! Children between the ages of 12 and 15 are welcome to volunteer as long as they are with a parent or legal guardian.

Q.  I have court-ordered community service to complete – can I do it at OPHS?

Yes, you may complete your community service hours at the shelter. To fulfill community service hours, please call us at (360) 457-8206. Community service workers assist with laundry, dishes, cleaning and walk dogs.