We have recently made some changes to our new volunteer process. Currently, each orientation session and subsequent training takes at least 8-10 hours of staff time to schedule, present, and follow up.  As a nonprofit with limited resources, we have an application fee of $20 which will also include a free volunteer t-shirt.  This fee helps offset the costs involved in our application process and benefits the animals of Northwoods.

To become a volunteer, please complete the following application. The Volunteer Coordinator will then contact you with further information on the process.

    Name (required)



    Email (required)

    What about volunteering with Northwoods interests you? (required)

    What do you hope to gain on a personal level from volunteering? (required)

    Please describe any previous volunteer experience you have. (required)

    What abilities or special skills do you have that will benefit our organization? (required)

    Does your school/work schedule allow for the time commitments needed to volunteer for at least 6 consecutive months? (required)

    If in school, please list your sports/school activities that might limit your availability?

    Many companies not only encourage their employees to give to and volunteer time to nonprofits in their communities, but also will match those efforts with dollars and other means of support.
    If you are willing to share, what is your place of employment?


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