Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! As an all-volunteer organization, Lighthouse is truly community-run. Our rescued animal friends depend on committed volunteers to ensure that they have everything they need to live a happy and healthy life. Volunteering is a truly rewarding experience and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know our rescued friends and make a difference.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteering at an animal sanctuary isn't for everyone - we ask that you only apply if you are truly interested and committed to volunteering. It takes a significant investment of time to train new volunteers and as an all-volunteer organization, our time is precious. Please read the following requirements before applying:

  • Volunteers must commit to at least 1 (one) shift per week, for a minimum of 4 hours per shift (preferably a regular weekly shift)

  • Minimum 6-month commitment

  • Shifts are Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be able to lift 30 or more pounds and work in a variety of weather conditions

  • The volunteer tasks primarily consist of cleaning animal living areas. This means shoveling and scooping lots of poop, scrubbing water bowls and filling them, sweeping areas, replacing bedding, and other related tasks. We need help year round, rain or shine, so please be prepared! The work is very physically demanding

  • Failure to show up or consistently canceling scheduled shifts can lead to termination from the program

If you are ready to apply, and can commit to the minimum volunteer requirements, please fill out an application and we will contact you (please note that filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance into the volunteer program): 


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