Current Volunteers Log In Here! 

We want you feedback! Please click here to take our anonymous volunteer survey.

General questions? Email Brittany Farrell: brittany@animalshelterwrv.org or call 208-788-4351.

How to Volunteer

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If you’re interested in a volunteer position please complete the following steps:       

1. Complete your volunteer profile here

2. Sign up for orientation. The next orientation is, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5-6 pm at the Shelter. Email or call Brittany to sign up. Her info is at the top of the page.

3. Read the Volunteer Handbook

4. Check out our general Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities

May 3  Offsite Adoption Event Boise, ID  7 am - 7 pm

We are so excited to be partnering with Idaho Humane Society for an offsite adoption event at Petsmart in Boise, ID! The event will go from 10 am - 4 pm. Volunteers will help handle the dogs and promote them for adoption. 

May 13 Volunteer Orientation 5-6 pm

Join us for volunteer orientation! Get to know all about the shelter and learn about the ways you can help animals in your community.

May 14 Dog Handling Training 5-6 pm

If you are interested in working directly with our dogs, bringing them to events, and/or joining our Pet Pal dog training program then you won't want to miss this!

May 17 *Dog Handler at the Barkin' Basement 2-4 pm

Can you show off one of our adorable adoptable dogs at this event? *Dog handler training is required

May 17 Mascot at the Barkin' Basement 2-4 pm

We are looking for 2 volunteers to dress up as shelter mascots at the Barkin' Basement's 20th Anniversary party!

May 28 *Dog Handler at the Shelter for a school field trip 12-2 pm

We will be working with the 4th graders teaching them dog training basics. Signups available on Volgistics. *Dog handler training is required

July 4 Parade Planning Committee 

We will have one meeting in June and will meet on July 3 to decorate the float. We will also walk in the parade on Friday, July 4th!

Barkin’ Basement Customer Service: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

If you’re interested in helping at the Barkin’ Basement Thrift Store, we would be grateful to have you as a volunteer. There are 2 training shifts that will prepare you for future service with the Barkin’ from 9-12 and 12-3 on Tuesdays and Thursday

Group Volunteer Activities and Tours

If you have a group that would like a tour, field trip, or to complete a one-time project, please contact the Shelter at 208-788-4351. A minimum of one week advance notice or more is usually required to schedule a group. We try to accommodate groups of any size. Be advised that, because of safety issues with our pets and your group, there may be little to no interaction with animals for large scale group projects.

Mandatory Community Service

We require all court-appointed community service volunteers to contact the Shelter prior to beginning their service hours. Community Service Volunteers must set up their schedule prior to coming in for their first shift.

To do your service at the Animal Shelter, call      208-788-4351

To do your service at the Barkin' Basement, call  208-788-3854

Community Service Protocols:

All community service workers must be pre-approved by the Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter allows court-appointed volunteers who are 16 years of age or older.

The following offenses will not be allowed to perform community service: 

  • Any offense relating to theft, burglary, fraud, arson, or breaking and entering
  • Any violent offense, including, but not limited to:
    • Animal Cruelty
    • Assault and Battery
    • Household Assault
    • Injury to a Child
    • Domestic Violence

For questions about volunteering or to learn more about our program, call 208-788-4351, or email volunteer@animalshelterwrv.org.



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