Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our dog walker and customer service/front desk positions are currently full. Please email if you would like to be put on a waiting list. 

 

 

FOSTER-see previous page for Foster application

SUMMARY-

Foster volunteers provide temporary care for one or more shelter pets in their own homes until the pets are ready for adoption. Often, these pets are too young to be placed in the shelter or have special needs that require a nurturing home environment.  After spending time in foster care, these pets are healthier and happier, which means they are well-prepared to be adopted by a loving family. As a foster parent, you may give a mother cat and her kittens a place to live until the kittens are old enough for the entire family to return to the shelter for adoption. You could help rehabilitate a dog with a broken leg that is healing or you might foster an animal that needs behavior modification, socialization or one that is not thriving in the shelter. Foster animals may stay anywhere from two weeks to three months or more. Animals are matched with foster parents based on the individual needs of the pet and the experience, preference and availability of foster parents. KHS fosters animals year-round, but the greatest need is during “kitten season.”

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-

Provide a clean, safe, loving environment.

Follow all directions given regarding feeding, medications and care.

Agree to home visits and periodic checks.

QUALIFICATIONS-

Must be 18 years or older.

You must own your home or have landlord permission and have a safe, clean room designated for the animals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS-

Varies depending on animal being fostered.

 

 

MAINTENANCE (Building, vehicles, landscape, etc.)

 

SUMMARY-

KHS relies heavily on our volunteer base to assist with shelter, thrift store, and vehicle maintenance needs.  If you are a 'handy' person willing to work on a variety of maintenance needs, please let us know! Our 40-year old building could use you!  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-

Varies depending on the job.

QUALIFICATIONS-

Must be 18 years or older.

Varies depending on the job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS-

Varies depending on the job.

 

THRIFT STORE

 

Please contact Dagmar the store manager at 208-667-5373 to apply.

 

SUMMARY-

Thrift Store Volunteers help make the store successful in its mission to financially support programs and services provided by KHS. This is a good position for a volunteer that wants to make a difference in the animals' lives, but may not be comfortable working in a shelter environment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-

Restock shelves.

Clean, vacuum and organize.

Assist customers.

Accept donations from the public.

Cashier

Answer phone calls.

QUALIFICATIONS-

Must be 18 years or older.

Customer service experience.

Business phone experience.

Organizational skills.

Cash handling experience.

Be available during store hours. Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4 and closed on Sundays.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS-

Ability to stand for long lengths of time.

Ability to lift if helping with donation drop offs.

 

 

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

SUMMARY-

Fundraising events are a crucial part of everyday life at the shelter.  Several events occur throughout the year and are managed mostly by volunteers.  Each event is unique and requires a variety of skill sets.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-

Assist the Development Director and Volunteer Coordinator with fundraising strategies and event coordination.

Work with fundraising committees to support fundraising activity plans that maximize participation and/or contributions, while minimizing costs.

Coordinate and promote fundraising events and activities that encourage new and/or increased contributions.

Assist with the solicitation of cash and in-kind donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

Secure commitments of participation and donations from individual and corporate donors.

QUALIFICATIONS-

Must be 18 years or older.

Must have previous fundraising experience.

Must have good knowledge of the community.

Strong motivational and persuasive skills.

High level of attention to detail.

Must have reliable transporation and is willing to utilize your own vehicle.

Hours will vary depending on the fundraiser  schedule.  Weekends and evenings are typical.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS-

Dependent upon event.

 

 

ADOPTION CENTER

 

Hours of Operation

12 - 6 pm Mon - Sat

12 - 4 pm Sun

 

Physical Address

11650 N. Ramsey Road

Hayden, ID 83835

 

Mailing Address

PO Box 1005

Hayden, ID 83835

 

208.772.4019 - Phone

208.762.8645 - Fax

FEATURED PETS

Zelda - 4-yr-old. female, DLH
Rusty - 8-yr-old, male, Shepherd mix

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