Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Animal Haven. Our organization depends on volunteer support to help us fulfill our mission. We simply can’t do it without you!

So, how can you help?

There are many opportunities to become involved at Animal Haven. Below are the positions we are currently trying to fill. These are our areas of greatest need and applications for these positions will be processed immediately. Please indicate the areas where you’re interested in helping on the application.

Adoption Assistants: Assist adoption counselors by handing out applications, creating bags for adopters, making adoption packets, getting pets from kennels for guests, assisting guests to car with pet and supplies, pulling kennel cards, stocking adoption supply area and putting together cat carriers. We especially need volunteers for weekends.

Off Site Events Support: Assist at mobile adoption events by handling pets, providing customer service, loading & unloading pets from vehicle, preparing paperwork for events and maintaining a clean & well stocked mobile adoption trailer. Most of our off site events are on the weekends.

Special Events: Assist with our fundraising events.  Duties will be assigned by event coordinator; could include envelope stuffing, going to post office, applying address labels to envelopes, making decorations etc. These events are scheduled throughout the year at various times and locations.

Data Entry: Assist office team by entering information regarding pets into applicable web sites or databases and performing general office duties.

Reception: Assist by answering phones and providing general information about Animal Haven using provided script, directing calls to the appropriate team member, taking and distributing messages. The greatest need for this position is weekends.

Dog Clean Up Team: Assist kennel team by filling water dishes, sanitizing outdoor runs, checking kennels for needed repairs and informing appropriate staff, filling in holes in outdoor runs, distributing toys & treats as appropriate, helping with laundry and dishes. The schedule for this position is 7:30-8:30 am, 10:00am – 12:00 pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm every day.

Meet & Greet Team: Assist kennel and office teams by greeting guests upon arrival to facility and directing to the appropriate area, facilitating guest/pet interaction, answering questions regarding the pet using information contained on kennel cards and/or owner give sheets, directing other questions to a member of the team, answering questions about adoption procedures, fees and specials. We especially need volunteers for weekends.

Foster Care Team: Work closely with our team to provide in home care for our special needs animals. Must have a current State of Kansas Foster License or pay $10 to have one processed through Animal Haven. For more information, contact Dawn Morgan at dmorgan@animalhavenkc.org.

We also have needs for the following positions:

Cat Socializing Team: Spend time with cats and kittens giving them the love and attention they need as they wait for a home. Greet visitors and answer questions about our cats. Help match potential adopters with the right cat for their home.

Dog Socializing Team: Provide shelter dogs with love, companionship, exercise and training. Teach basic skills and help our dogs become more adoptable and find homes more quickly. This position is for those 16 and older. Children under 16 may be with a parent while they train our dogs but will not be able to be in control of the pet.

Call us at (913) 944-4191 or email dmorgan@animalhavenkc.org for more information.

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Our Vision: A lifelong, caring home for every pet

Our Mission: To provide a higher quality of life for homeless pets through adoption, education and collaboration with our animal welfare community.

Animal Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization

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9800 W 67th Street
Merriam, KS 66203
913 432-7548
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Tuesday: Closed
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