We love our volunteers! At the Washington Ferret Rescue & Shelter, we are all volunteers. We're busy with jobs, school, families and friends, and lots of other things. We come in all shapes, sizes, ages and social-demographic backgrounds. But one thing we have in common is that we care about ferrets and want to give the kids coming into the shelter a chance to be happy. None of us get paid, but we believe that volunteering is a really great way to make life a little better and more meaningful. So we make time, because it's important all around.
If this sounds good, we would love to hear from you! There are so many ways you can contribute. We can discuss what seems to fit, and get you trained to take care of the ferrets in the shelter.
Our shelter, like so many non-profit organizations, could not survive without volunteers. Here are some of the ways you can make a difference (and maybe save a ferret's life!) in our shelter:
- Trim nails, clean ears, and brush teeth
- Scoop out and clean litter boxes
- Wash dishes or do some laundry
- Fill water bottles and food bowls
- Change bedding
- Scrub down cages
- Help with shelter outreach and education
- Help us educate and advertise by handing out business cards or brochures, and letting people know about our shelter
- Transport ferrets (to a vet, to a new home or foster caregiver, etc.)
- Help organize or participate in public events
And of course, there are many other ways to help out the shelter from home:
- Make or donate new bedding
- Make or donate toys
- Contribute to shelter publications, like a newsletter
- Suggest or contribute new items for our website
- Adopt another ferret!
- Apply to be a foster home!
Volunteers must be 18+, or 16+ with parental permission. Before starting to volunteer with the shelter, you'll need to fill out a volunteer application. Contact us to learn more or get started. We look forward to hearing from you!