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Learn about volunteer opportunities with Washington County Animal Services and at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter.

Public meeting set for Wednesday, June 21

Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter are in the process of exploring the needs for a new animal shelter. We will be holding a public meeting for key stakeholders and other interested community members on Wednesday evening, June 21. While we don’t have approval to build a new shelter, this is part of our future planning process. Learn more about this meeting and RSVP here

Become a Volunteer Ambassador 

Volunteer Ambassadors are specially trained volunteers who have completed our Animal Services Academy, which prepares them to help answer animal welfare questions within their own communities. Volunteer Ambassadors may share information with neighbors and friends informally (either online or in person) or represent Washington County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter at community events.

This opportunity is open to those living in Washington County who are at least 16 years old.

Become a Volunteer Shelter Assistant

We are not currently recruiting for this volunteer position. Check back or follow us on social media for recruitment announcements!

POSITION SUMMARY: This volunteer position helps keep shelter operations running smoothly by handling laundry and dishes. People in this role may also be asked to clean kennels and prepare enrichment for animals staying at the shelter. This position does not interact with animals. 

AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 years of age or older 

TIME COMMITMENT: One two-hour shift weekly for at least two months 

We don’t have any volunteer opportunities that work directly with animals or foster volunteer opportunities at this time. We encourage you to check with local rescue organizations if you want to volunteer directly with animals.