Orientation

Hound pups (1) Thanks for applying to be a volunteer! If you haven’t applied yet, go to our application page to start the volunteer process. For the safety of our animals and volunteers, we ask that all our individual volunteers go through an orientation before volunteering (group volunteers do not have to complete orientation). Orientation classes last about 90 minutes, and held in the annex, which is the small white building to the left of the shelter. The next volunteer orientation dates & times are:

  • October 7th at 1pm
  • October 13th at 1pm
  • October 19th at 5:30pm- in the shelter building
  • October 24th at 1pm
  • November 4th at 1pm
  • November 10th at 1pm
  • November 16th at 5:30 – in the shelter building
  • November 19th at 1pm
  • December 2nd at 1pm
  • December 14th at 5:30pm – in the shelter building
  • December 19th at 1pm

New volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase a GHHS shirt ($20, S – 3XL sizes available). We ask that all volunteers wear a GHHS shirt so the public can easily identify them.

Dog Walking Training

Further training is needed before volunteers can handle the large dogs. After completing orientation, you must complete a dog training class provided by a GHHS staff member. Training sessions last approximately 1 hour. Dog Walking classes are held every Thursday at 1pm (except for the last Thursday of the month). Class size is limited to six, so please reserve your spot by emailing Julia. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Coberly at julia@ghhs.org or call 256-881-8081 x217.