Online Volunteer Application

Volunteers are always wanted and appreciated. Our volunteers are heroes to the many animals who pass through the Shelter each year. You can make a difference in many ways. You may wish to work directly with the animals, on community events, or in Shelter operations.

Please complete the following application to help us identify your interests.

For questions about our program or the application, call 208-788-4351, or email

Local Contact
Alternate Contact

18 is the minimum age for volunteers to be at the shelter alone. For volunteers who are 16-17, a parent or legal guardian must sign a liability waiver at the shelter. Volunteers who are 15 & under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while at the shelter.

Emergency Contact
Areas of Interest/Skills

Please indicate the areas of interest and skills you may have. Check all that apply.

Animal Care
Barkin' Basement Thrift Shop:

An orientation class is required for some volunteer activities.


How often will you be able to volunteer?

Liability Waiver and Disclosure
I fully understand, as part of my volunteer assignment and/or community service at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, that working with animals carries a risk of injury, and that it is possible that I will be bitten, scratched, and/or otherwise injured. I understand that the Shelter work puts me in direct contact with cleaning chemicals, which are caustic. My signature on this liability release attests to my intent to hold harmless and release from all liability the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, its agents and assigns, from all acts, which are related to the normal performance of required and implied duties.

Once approved, you will be required to sign a Volunteer Release form.

If you feel your application is complete, click on the button marked Submit Application.

A copy of your completed application will be sent to the email-address entered above.

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