Volunteering

BAS relies heavily on community volunteers to care for shelter animals, spanning all age groups. Volunteers commit their time, ranging from occasional visits to weekly hours, with various tasks such as hands-on animal care, cleaning cages, and other essential shelter duties. These roles extend beyond direct animal care, store management, manning informational booths, and fundraising support. Some tasks can be performed remotely, like phone calls and fostering, while others require on-site presence. Specializing in specific areas can greatly benefit the shelter. We’re always looking for skilled laborers.

Here is a sampling of the things that you can do to help the shelter:

  • Seasonal decorating
  • Assisting with our SOS spay and neuter clinics
  • Walking dogs (at least 18 years of age)
  • Yard and grounds up-keep, weekly and or seasonal
  • Cleaning cages
  • Inside and outside maintenance
  • Repairing pens, fences, and cages
  • Fostering newborn, sick, injured, shy pets, or providing hospice care
  • Transporting pets
  • Interacting, playing and socializing with pets
  • Follow up phone calls on pet adoptions
  • Research, develop, and implement projects and programs
  • Brushing and grooming the shelter pets
  • Organizing events (ie:yard sales, holidays, fund-raisers)
  • Coordinating Publicity
  • Assisting with off-site adoption events
  • Staffing booths at fund-raisers
  • Always looking for skilled labor

….and so much more!

With so many duties at the shelter, we always welcome help in all areas. You might not even realize that your expertise could be something that would help the shelter. Suggestions are always welcome