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Volunteers

Energetic Volunteers Needed Now!

Click here: Volunteer forms and instructions are at the bottom of this page.

Pictures are posted from the 2007 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event!

Veterinarian

Assisi needs a part-time volunteer veterinarian. Are you retired, just starting out, or inactive? We need your help with spaying, neutering, and tending to other health needs of the dogs and cats in our care. A day or two a week would really help. Assisi has some equipment, supplies. Please call or e-mail us if you're interested.

General volunteers

Our greatest need is for loving hands at the shelter. Some volunteers are able to help out just twice a month for three hours at a time, and some are here almost full time. Days and hours are worked out to suit the volunteer's schedule and the needs of the shelter. Because we must staff the workload at the shelter, we cannot accommodate volunteers who just want to drop in without making prior arrangements. Please e-mail us to get started. Please leave a your telephone number, with your area code, where you may be reached easily.

As Assisi has washers and dryers in our shelter (workplace regulation classified as "machinery") persons under 16 cannot volunteer at Assisi, even with a parent(s) consent or presence. This is beyond Assisi's control. Assisi regrets this limitation.

Persons age 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when visiting the shelter for the first time. The parent or legal guardian must approve the minor for volunteering. Some of our best volunteers are young people, so we invite parents or guardians to visit our facility with them.

If you are 18 or older, you are an adult and there are no restrictions.

The shelter is in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Click here Mapquest for a map of Crystal Lake. You must call to set up an appointment before visiting the shelter.

If you can't actually come to the shelter, there are other ways you can help the animals. You can donate money or materials to the shelter or hold a fundraising event in your area.

We always need more volunteers to help us take care of the animals and promote adoptions. If you can do any of the following, please contact us to find out more about volunteering.

Work hands-on with cats or dogs
- Clean dog areas - Train dogs
- Clean cat areas - Trim cat/dog nails
- Walk dogs - Brush cats
- Feed dogs/cats - Bathe & groom dogs
   
   
   
Assist with administrative or other functions
- Handle phone calls - Talk with potential adopters
- Use a digital camera - Talk with potential volunteers
- Use photo-editing software - Clean areas
- Use a printer and/or copier - Make repairs
- Use a desktop scanner - Yard and lawn work
- Fundraising activities and ideas - Snow removal
- Donating auction items and services - Attend and support various fundraising events
- Graphic design - Work at fundraising events
- Flyer and invitation designs  
   
 

Volunteer forms

If you're coming to Assisi to volunteer please download, print out, and completely fill in/sign these forms before you arrive. This saves us all time.

The forms are in the .pdf format. The file size is about 3.2 megs and depending on your Internet connection and computer may take two minutes or so to download. After clicking below it will take a few moments for "anything to happen."

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Specialized Volunteer Opportunity

Crafters Wanted

Assisi seeks crafters to donate time and talent to assist with fundraising. We participate in year-round events allowing the sale of handcrafted items benefiting Assisi animals. Interested? Please contact Lee or Peggy.

Crafters, Click Here to Contact Us






 

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