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Become a TVAR Volunteer!

Are you interested in becoming a TVAR volunteer?
Please follow the steps below to get started!


STEP ONE: You must first attend our general orientation. This session provides an overview of our volunteer opportunities and explains the next steps for each opportunity so you can decide if volunteering with TVAR is a good fit for you:
If you are a member of the National Charity League (NCL), click here to watch the NCL orientation video
If you are a general public volunteer, click here for the New Volunteer Orientation Schedule

STEP TWO: Whether you decide to volunteer with TVAR or not, there are a few things you can do to help us out long-term, and it just takes 5 minutes of your time now:
Like us on Facebook and share our events and animals
Follow @tri_valley_animal_rescue on Instagram and share our photos
Follow @TVARtweets on Twitter and retweet
Register with eScrip and name Tri-Valley Animal Rescue as a beneficiary. Every time you shop with a registered card at a participating retailer, that company will donate a portion of your purchase amount to TVAR
Register with Amazon Smile and name Tri-Valley Animal Rescue as a beneficiary. Every time you shop at Amazon using the smile.amazon.com link (don't worry - they remind you!), Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase amount to TVAR

STEP THREE: If you decide you want to volunteer with TVAR after attending orientation, you must enroll on our Volunteer Portal. This will allow us to get in touch with you about your volunteering interests, and it also lets you sign up for activities of your choice. Click here to sign up! NOTE: We have implemented Better Impact. If you already have a Better Impact profile with another organization, you can choose to have both profiles on one user ID, or have separate user IDs. If you choose to share a user ID across your organizations, please note that information for both organizations will be INTERMINGLED on each page.

STEP FOUR: this step will vary depending on how you would like to volunteer. Please follow any/all of the below, as applicable:

If you would like to socialize animals at the shelter, you must attend a buddy training session for the species (dog or cat) that you wish to socialize. If you plan to socialize dogs AND cats, you must attend one of each session:
Shelter Cat Volunteer Buddy Schedule
Shelter Dog Volunteer Buddy Schedule
IMPORTANT: In order to socialize animals at the shelter, in addition to attending the applicable buddy session(s), you must commit to spending a minimum of 4 hours/month at the shelter for a minimum of 6 months

If you would like to become a foster volunteer, read more about our programs at the links below and contact the coordinator to get started:
Fostering kittens
Fostering bottle baby kittens
Fostering dogs and puppies
Fostering adult cats

If you would like to be an administrative or events volunteer, indicate this in the interests section of your profile (see step 3 above) and coordinators will reach out to you when needs arise

If you are not an NCL member and your 10-17 year old child would like to become a TVAR volunteer, click here for information about our award-winning Teen/Junior Program

If you are an existing volunteer, click here for volunteer resources and forms