Link to the Self-Scheduling Calendar >
(you will be asked for login and password)


Basic tasks (no additional training required)

After you attend the New Volunteer Orientation, these are the tasks you can do right away:

Cat Butlers & Cat Cage Butlers
Curb Appeal
Kitten Keepers
Puppy Butlers
Facilities Friend/ Laundry
zHC Laundry (at Holding Center)

When you arrive for your shift, please sign in, put on a name tag, and get an instruction sheet from the Volunteer Check-in area. Then let an Animal Care staff person know it is your first time doing the task, and they will help you get started.

Tasks with training requirements

The following tasks require a training class prior to volunteering:

Dog Butler
Canine Housekeeper
Matchmaker (Dog/Cat/Puppy)
Bunny Buddy
zHC Cat Cage Butler
zHC Dog Walker
zHC Kennel Keeper

See training schedule below.

Anyone working with dogs will be required to attend the 30-minute Dog Handling class in addition to the task training(s). Please watch Molly Stone's Dog Training video prior to volunteering on any dog tasks.

Dog Training classes (recommended)
Molly Stone's Dog Training Video


Training Schedule

Sign up for Task Trainings on the schedule calendar (under the task name "Training for:")

First Saturday of each month:
12:30pm - 1:30pm   Training for:  Holding Center

Third Saturday of each month:
10:30am – 11:15am   Training for: Bunny Buddy
9:15am – 10:15am   Training for: Dog Matchmaking
10:15am – 11:00am   Training for: Dog Handling (dh)
11:00am – 12:15pm   Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper
12:30pm – 1:30pm   Training for: Puppy Matchmaker (& handling)
1:30pm – 2:30pm   Training for: Cat & Kitten Matchmaker

Weeknight trainings (see newsletter for dates):
Monday 6:15pm – 8:15pm   Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)
Tuesday 6:15pm – 8:15pm   Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)