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Volunteer

Adult volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Angel’s Wish! As an all-volunteer organization, we always need plenty of help and we’d love to have your time and talents! Please review the opportunities to help and complete the application form below to let us know your interest(s).  We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online: Adult Volunteer Application or Download the Adult Volunteer Application Here

Top 10 Adult Volunteer Needs

  1. Feline foster homes-provide the daily care for a homeless cat(s), take to veterinary visits, and bring to adoption locations to meet potential adopters. We pay for medicals and food. Click here to learn more about fostering.
  2. Adoption center volunteer-work at our Verona Center on weekends to keep cats and kittens happy and healthy during their stay including important cleaning and help connect families with a new pet. Saturday shifts are 9:30am to 12pm, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Sunday shifts are 12:30pm to 2:30pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
  3. Customer service volunteer-for pros at multi-tasking! Welcome weekend visitors to our Adoption Center, help retail customers, cashier, process adoptions, and answer phone calls.
  4. Saturday morning cashier-help us during our busiest shift of the week with processing adoptions and checking out customers. 9:30am to 12:45pm, one day a month minimum commitment.
  5. Microchipper-microchip animals one Saturday a month for pet parents in the community to help their pet get home safely should they become lost or stolen.
  6. Veterinary care provider-one Saturday a month, provide routine vaccinations, check for parasites, microchip, and more! Veterinarians, vet techs, human medical providers, or people willing to learn welcomed!
  7. Retail committee member-work as part of a team to redesign our retail area, order product, and provide overall  direction for our retail store. All proceeds go to our mission.
  8. Workshop coordinator-help us plan workshops for our volunteers and the general public on animal related topics. Identify topics, find presenters, handle registration and coordinate the day of workshop.
  9. Donations processor-help us process and deposit donations and thank donors in a timely manner. Bi-weekly, six-month commitment.
  10. Public relations coordinator-help us raise awareness of Angel’s Wish by submitting events to community calendars, writing and sending press releases, and other activities.

Featured leadership opportunity: Board member

Angel’s Wish board members provide leadership and strategic direction to an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation, rehoming companion animals, and raising awareness of animal welfare issues in South Central Wisconsin. The board is the legal and fiduciary authority for the organization, comprised of a cross section of people dedicated to the mission of Angel’s Wish. Angel’s Wish has a “working board” that is deeply committed to the work of the organization and provides active leadership for committees, day-to-day oversight, and direct volunteer hours.


Youth Volunteers

Kids are welcome as volunteers as well! Please refer to our Youth Volunteer page for more information on how kids can volunteer, including with their families!

Download and return: Youth Volunteer Application


Group Volunteers

As Angel’s Wish volunteer foster homes provide the day-to-day care of our animals, we are unable to provide any group volunteer opportunities that work directly with our animals. However, we do have another opportunity that still help our animals! Angel’s Wish is always looking to tell more people about our adoptable animals, microchipping, retail store, and volunteer opportunities. We have over 5,000 brochures to be distributed throughout the community. With this volunteer opportunity, your group will start by stapling a small sheet of upcoming events/coupons/etc. to our brochure–at our adoption center, your workplace, or wherever is convenient! Then, you will go out in the community–without knocking on doors or ringing doorbells–and place our brochure under doormats. This activity can be done anywhere in Dane County.  This event can happen on your time frame, and can be as small or big as you want. Contact if interested in this opportunity.