Volunteer & Help Save a Life
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team at The NOAH Center. We are so appreciative that you are considering spending your valuable time helping us save homeless cats and dogs.
The NOAH Center is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization and operates primarily through the support of our volunteer program. Volunteers play a key role in the work we do and it is only with your help that we are able to rescue, adopt, foster, spay/neuter, and provide exceptional care to all the animals that come through our doors! Our volunteers contribute an equivalent of 30 full-time staff members every year!
ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Q. How old do I need to be to volunteer at The NOAH Center?
A. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Anyone 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering their time.
Q. What type of time commitment do you require?
A. We value any time that you are willing to contribute. Our daily operations depend heavily on our volunteers covering certain shifts. These shifts vary 2-6 hours per day depending on the volunteer job position. We hope that all of our volunteers can cover at least one shift a week and can commit to at least four months. However, we have many opportunities that will work with a variety of schedules.
Q. Does it cost anything to become a volunteer?
A. All new volunteers are required to enroll in our membership program as a condition of service. The membership fee is a one-time fee of $25 per person and includes one volunteer t-shirt, name badge, and training. If you are unable to pay the membership fee special accommodations can be made with the Volunteer Coordinator on a case by case basis.
Q. Do you offer volunteer opportunities for High School Community Service requirements.
A. High school students in need of school required community service hours are welcome to volunteer. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Anyone 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering their time. Students will be scheduled according to their service hour requirements. The membership fee will be waived for students.
Q. Can I complete my court-ordered community service hours at The NOAH Center?
A. We are not able to offer court-ordered community service hours at this time.
Q. Do you require background checks prior to volunteering?
A. Due to liability reasons, we cannot accept volunteers that have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for violent crimes against people or animals, theft, weapons or drug charges. Background checks are required. Please see our background check policy for more details.
HOW DO I GET STARTED
If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.