To introduce potential new volunteers to the needs of the animal shelter, the Door County Humane Society will host orientation sessions in both April and May.
The first meeting is set for Tuesday, April 22 from 11 am – noon at the shelter on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. In an effort to reach out to the Northern Door community, the second meeting will be held in at the Sister Bay Fire Department on Mill Road on Tuesday, May 20 from 10 – 11 am. This is the first time a recruitment effort has been planned north of Sturgeon Bay.
Volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the Door County Humane Society in both animal care and fundraising areas. Activities at the shelter on Park Drive include cleaning cat and dog kennels, feeding, and dog walking.
Because 95 percent of the shelter’s budget must be raised from private donations, volunteers are critical to the shelter’s success. Insurance coverage requires shelter volunteers to be 18 years old; there is no minimum age for helping at festivals, brat frys, or shopping days.
For more information on how to volunteer at your local shelter contact Nancy Fisher, Door County Humane Society Front Office Coordinator at 920.746.1111 or email [email protected].