Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Volunteers make it possible for Dakin to serve more than 20,000 animals and their people each year. The first step volunteering with Dakin Humane Society is to attend a Volunteer Welcome Session. These gatherings take place once or twice a month currently at our Springfield location. You'll learn more about Dakin, how you can get involved, and the different types of volunteer opportunities that are currently available.
 
Included in the Welcome Session is information about becoming a foster parent as well.  Our Foster program saves lives and helps us get animals out of the potentially stressful shelter environment and into homes, allowing us to then help even more animals in need. Fosters can be as short term as a week or up to a few months, most animals that go into foster have medical needs as well - it all depends on each individual situation.
 
The session should last about an hour and a half and is at our Springfield Adoption Center at 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA
 
Here are our upcoming Volunteer Welcome Sessions:
 

February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15 at 5pm at 171 Union Street in Springfield.
 
This session will be a combination of a Volunteer Welcome Session and a Foster Orientation.

Please click here to register.

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9-10:30am

 
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9-10:30am at 171 Union Street in Springfield.
 
This session will be a combination of a Volunteer Welcome Session and a Foster Orientation.
 
In order to secure your spot, there is one-time non-refundable $10 application fee.  This fee does not guarantee placement into our volunteer program, but will serve to shelter and care for our animals. 
 
Please click the button below for payment. After your payment is processed, please click "Return to Merchant" to complete the registration form.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2-3:30pm

 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2-3:30pm at 171 Union Street in Springfield.
 
This session will be a combination of a Volunteer Welcome Session and a Foster Orientation.
 
In order to secure your spot, there is one-time non-refundable $10 application fee.  This fee does not guarantee placement into our volunteer program, but will serve to shelter and care for our animals. 
 
Please click the button below for payment. After your payment is processed, please click "Return to Merchant" to complete the registration form.