Volunteer with Brother Wolf

Volunteers help with nearly every aspect of our work and are a vital part of providing care and enrichment to our animals. Whether you’d like to work with dogs or cats, provide direct care or work behind the scenes, spend time on our campus or work from the comfort of your home, we’d love to have your support!

 

                               

 

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Becoming a Brother Wolf Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is easy! Our Volunteer Program is open to everyone 18 years and older. Our volunteer management software, Digital Cheetah, makes it easy to sign up!

Click here to access our application, waiver, orientation video, and quiz.

After you complete these materials, allow two business days for your profile to be activated. You will use your Digital Cheetah profile to sign up for volunteer opportunities, log your hours, and more. We ask that all volunteers commit to at least two shifts, or four hours per month, of service. All of the required classes and resources are free to Brother Wolf volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Help out out at the Adoption Center: socializing cats, doing laundry and dishes, walking dogs, helping at the front desk, training dogs, and much more! Only Brother Wolf volunteers who have completed the application process and required training classes are permitted to walk shelter dogs.
  • Volunteer at adoption and fundraising events.
  • Help out at our thrift store where all proceeds benefit the animals of Brother Wolf.
  • Take our shelter dogs hiking with our Outward Hounds Hiking Club.
  • Help with administrative tasks like data entry or follow-up phone calls to adopters remotely from your own home.
  • Drive animals to and from vet appointments or help with transporting animals to and from other shelters.
  • Help trap, neuter, and return outdoor cats through our Community Cats program.
  • Get a group together to do a supply drive at a local store.

 

 

Volunteer Level Systems

Volunteer levels are classified by a color and symbol, and they correspond with the levels of dogs in our care. These levels range from least challenging dog (Yellow Clubs) to most challenging (Green Spades). These levels simply help us to create individualized care plans for each dog and ensure that volunteers only work with animals they are qualified to handle. We use colored wristbands to identify volunteer levels.

  1. Post-Orientation: This is the first volunteer level. All that is required is to watch our orientation video and pass the quiz that follows. You may work with cats, help out around the Adoption Center, work at our thrift store, and help with many of our events at this level.
  2. Yellow Clubs: To reach this level, you must take our Shelter Dogs 101 class. Once at this level, you can begin walking and interacting with our Yellow Clubs dogs (staff must harness dogs for you for walks).
  3. Orange Diamonds: Once you reach 15 hours of volunteer service (working at the Adoption Center or at events with animals), you automatically reach this level. You can then start walking and interacting with our Orange Diamonds dogs (staff must harness dogs for you for walks).
  4. Pink Hearts: To reach this level, you must take our Harnessing and Working with Brother Wolf Dogs class. Then, you can begin walking and interacting with our Pink Hearts dogs and you can harness dogs for walks on your own at this level.
  5. Green Spades: This is the highest volunteer level. To attain Green Spades status, you must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of service and you must take our three Green Spades classes: Working with Leash-Reactive Dogs, Working with Jumpy/Mouthy Dogs, and Working with Fearful Dogs.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking a one-time group volunteering opportunity? Please email volunteer@bwar.org to discuss the best way for your group to help the animals of Brother Wolf. We are limited in our capacity to host large groups at the shelter and encourage groups to run supply drives at a local store – email us for more information.

Internship Opportunities

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is always looking for unpaid interns to help further our lifesaving programs. We accept interns year-round in many of our departments. If you’d like to be considered for an internship, please email a cover letter and resume to volunteer@bwar.org.