Without our dedicated group of volunteers, Take Me Home couldn’t provide such outstanding care for animals. Take Me Home volunteers are involved in almost all aspects of the shelter—providing hands-on care to the shelter animals, keeping the shelter clean, bottle-feeding motherless kittens and puppies, answering phones, participating in events and fund-raisers, and even fostering animals in their own homes.

Our volunteer program lets individuals or groups get involved according to their own interests and talents. The Junior Volunteer program is for teens aged 13 to 15, and the Adult Volunteer program is for ages 16 and older. Both offer an opportunity to work on behalf of the shelter’s animals and to make a positive impact on Springfield. Through our Kids’ Programs, children 9 to 12 can also help our animals.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, just complete these four simple steps:

  1. Submit a Volunteer Application. Click here to download it. {NOTE: This link will be a Future feature}
  2. Read the Volunteer Handbook (available at the shelter).
  3. Register for and attend a Volunteer Orientation. To register, call (555) 555-1212.
  4. Complete your first hour of service training with an approved Volunteer Mentor.