Summer 2021 Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Updated 5/3/2021

 

Walk and or brush dogs. There is always a need for walking and brushing dogs during shelter hours Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30!  For your first time, please call Amy, the AWF shelter manager, to schedule a shelter tour and learn about shelter protocol for walking and brushing. 319- 975-8283. After your first visit, drop ins are welcome when it works in your schedule. Feel free to bring a friend! 

Cat socialization. Our cats love attention!!  For your first visit, please call Amy, the AWF shelter manager, to schedule a shelter tour and learn about shelter protocol. 319- 975-8283. After your first visit, drop ins are welcome Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30 when it works in your schedule. Feel free to bring a friend! 

AM cat chores. May be done in individually or in groups. Changing litter boxes and general clean up of AWF cat rooms and kennels. Start time daily between 8 and 10 AM for approximate 3 hour shifts seven days a week. Schedule is flexible, so you pick a day or days that work for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-875-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling. 

PM cat chores. May be done in groups or individually. Changing litter boxes and general clean up of AWF cat rooms and kennels. Start time daily between 4 and 5 PM for approximate 2 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule is flexible, you pick days that work for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-975-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling. 

PM dog chores.  May be done in groups or individually. Walk dogs to outdoor kennels and cleaning of kennels. Start time daily between 4 and 5 PM for approximate 2 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday.  Schedule is flexible, so you pick when it works for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-975-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling. 

Monthly van maintenance. A generous donor recently blessed AWF with a newer Dodge Caravan and we are anxious to show our appreciation by keeping the van in top shape. Keep track of oil changes, check tires and windshield wipers, general cleaning of van. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Creation of a YouTube video:

  • Video 1.Welcome to AWF for shelter visitors and volunteers
  • Video 2.How to encounter and walk a dog.

Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Create a pamphlet featuring your town’s destination spots. AWF would like to support area businesses by having pamphlets available featuring area town’s destination sports for AWF visitors. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Filing of shelter paperwork.  Flexible when it works for you during shelter hours: Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Scanning. Scanner required since work will be scanned and saved to a jump drive at your home or office. Jump drive provided. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Spring clean and organizing of shelter storage areas.   Consider yourself neat and tidy? Please give Amy, the shelter manager, 319-975-8283 to schedule time to show AWF your talents!

Organization of an event to promote and or support AWF.  Perhaps you or a group you belong to would like to organize an activity to promote Animal Welfare Friends. Ideas include but are not limited to: dog walks, bake sales, 5ks, spare change collection (domestic or foreign) microchip events, garage sales or area school fundraiser challenges, cookie and candy walks.  Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Shelter research. Many businesses and corporations offer programs for free or reduced supplies for shelters like AWF.  Occasionally, someone will bring an opportunity to our attention but at times, we lack the man power to research these opportunities. In addition, we can always use people to search additional opportunities as well. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Help with AWF Sponsor a Pet Program.  Some people love animals but are not able to personally have one. AWF will soon be offering the opportunity for individuals to sponsor a shelter dog or cat. Volunteers will be needed to help implement the program and or share pictures and updates for pet sponsors. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.

Lawnmower maintenance. We could use someone to maintain our riding lawnmower: check and change oil, sharpen blades. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details. 

Lawnmowing. If you are interested in having your name and contact info added to our lawn mower list, please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details. 

Assist with the Facebook Animal Welfare Friends Virtual Garage Sale site. Volunteers needed to promote, post items, and or pick up donated items. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email cindy@oakstreetmfg.com for details.