We are extremely fortunate to have a large group of talented volunteers who help with everything from dog walking and cat socializing to administrative duties. Our volunteers provide all the “extras” that we need to keep our animals happy and our shelter running.
Never afraid to roll up their sleeves and tackle a new task, the GMHS' dedicated volunteers pitch in when and where they are needed most, sometimes at high-profile events and sometimes folding the mountains of laundry generated every day. Every task is important, and we sincerely appreciate every volunteer hour.
Volunteering at the GMHS is a two-way street. New volunteer recruitment is based upon GMHS' needs, which means that not every person who applies to volunteer can be accepted.
Please understand that not being accepted into the volunteer program does not mean that we do not appreciate or want your support, but rather that your current skills and/or availability are not a match for the shelter's current needs. Some volunteer assignments are in need of new energy and talents, while other assignments are at capacity with volunteers.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
Email Volunteer Coordinator Waynette Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 804-693-5520 ext 116 to learn more about volunteer opportunities and get involved.
We'll schedule a one-on-one meeting to help you find the volunteer opportunity that's right for you!
Need hours for BETA, NHS or another high school group?
Contact the Volunteer Manager at 804-693-5520 ext 116.
Not 16 yet?
Check out our Activity Book, full of ideas on ways you can still give back to your local shelter!
NOTE: We will ALWAYS accept new FOSTER volunteers! If you are interested in fostering, please email email@example.com. The volunteer information session is not required for those ONLY interested in the foster assignment. Find out more about the volunteer foster program.