VOLUNTEERING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
You can pick up a Highland Lakes Canine Rescue Release Form at orientation. The release form must be signed and witnessed before you proceed with orientation. Parents of children under 17 who wish to volunteer are required to sign a release waiver for their children to interact with our dogs.
After we’ve received your application, we’ll get in touch with you to schedule your visit to the shelter and your orientation. All volunteers must attend our Volunteer Orientation which introduces you to our shelter and facilities, discusses our volunteer opportunities and explains our operating policies and practices.
Thank you – and get ready to have a lot of fun for a good cause!
As a volunteer, it’s important that you truly understand what HLCR is all about, so HLCR requires that every volunteer undergo Volunteer Training at the shelter. In training, you will work one-on-one with an HLCR staff member or our volunteer trainer. Training is scheduled at a time convenient to you and is usually about 2-3 hours.
During training, you will become familiar with our staff members and our procedures for different volunteer opportunities and maintaining our facilities. At the conclusion of your training, you will know about our operations and how to sign up for volunteer activities.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Training in techniques to use with your own pets
- Better fitness through exercise from handling dogs or helping with facilities
- Satisfaction from helping animals find their forever homes