Volunteer at Shultz's Guest House
As a volunteer at Shultz's Guest House you play a vital role in the journey of each dog as they search for their forever home. Aside from working with and helping to save, nurture and instill human trust into our dogs, you will also form bonds and lasting friendships with other individuals who possess paralleling compassion and devotion to animal rescue.
Our team consists of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers from who generously contribute their free time to provide care and attention to dogs who would have otherwise been forgotten.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and be part surrounded by wonderful who are dogs eager for love and companionship? You'll be amazed by the profound impact volunteering can have on both your life and the life of a rescue dog.
If we do not respond to your application right away, please remain patient as we only onboard new volunteers 2x per year.
Volunteers must commit to at least 2 Shifts per month for a minimum of 6 Months
We know it's easy to fall in love with every dog that passes through the Guest House. However, volunteers must complete a minimum of six (6) months and at least twenty four (24) (4x/mo or comparable consistent routine) shifts before personal adoption will be considered.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older in order to volunteer at Shultz’s Guest House.
New volunteer applicants must participate in one of our Volunteer Orientation Training sessions, before being able to sign up for shifts. This orientation reviews shift details, safety precautions, dog handling, shelter protocol, and other important information.
The next volunteer orientation will be in October 2023.
VOLUNTEER SHIFT HOURS
Monday - Friday:
8 AM - 11 AM
1 PM - 3 PM
7:30 PM - 9 PM
Saturday - Sunday:
9 AM - 11 AM
1 PM - 3 PM
7:30 PM - 9 PM
*This includes holidays
Volunteer Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:
Thorough cleaning of kennels: mopping, wiping down beds, cleaning food and water bowls
Tidying yards - this entails picking up poop!
Feeding, taking out, bringing in, and walking dogs
Greeting our guests and potential adopters
Monitoring kennels and yards to ensure safe play
Providing basic training and socialization for dogs
Walking dogs on designated trails on the property
Supporting overall cleanliness of our facility
Attending special events such as adoption promotions or fundraising venues
Your Support Makes a Life-Saving Difference
By making a financial contribution, you become an essential part of our mission to rescue and care for dogs in need. We greatly appreciate every single dollar, as no amount is too small to make an impact.
Your donations to Shultz's Guest House directly assist us in covering crucial expenses and keep our canine guests happy and healthy while in Tennessee preparing to make their way to Massachusetts. From providing nutritious food to ensuring medical care to getting the vaccines, tests, exams, treatments, surgeries, spays/neuters, emergency care, preventatives, pull fees, obtaining health certificates for travel, and the transportation expenses for bringing them to a better place where they can find their forever homes.
Shultz's Guest House is proud to be a nonprofit organization recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. As a result, all donations made to SGH are fully tax-deductible, maximizing the impact of your generosity.
Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of these deserving dogs. By making a financial donation today, your support helps create a brighter future for our furry friends.