volunteer information and guidelines
Welcome to Good Mews and thank you for choosing to volunteer with our organization. Volunteers are one of the most valuable assets Good Mews has. Without you, we could not accomplish what we do.
Being a volunteer is a very rewarding endeavor. whether you are maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter, working on a fundraising event, petting a cat, or helping with adoptions, you are very important to us. Your volunteer efforts can have a huge impact on an animal who has never known love and friendship. Sometimes the impact is immediate, other times it takes a while to see the impact, but in either case, the result is very gratifying and uplifting.
Good Mews requires that all volunteers be a minimum of 18 years of age or must be accompanied by a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old when performing a volunteer function. Specific volunteer opportunities may have other requirements about age (i.e. people who work beverage booths at festivals must be 21).
Every person entering into the kitty areas must sign an access agreement every year. When you complete the access agreement at the time of your orientation, that covers you for the rest of that calendar year, then reminders are sent at the beginning of the next year. Please note that any friends or family you may bring to the shelter must sign an access agreement, even if they are visiting with you.
Please review the Good Mews Volunteer manual which includes important information.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, complete this form and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch regarding an upcoming orientation.