Get Involved

Giving back is good for so many reasons. Whether you help by donating money or time, giving back is beneficial, and not only for the animals! Did you know, that by doing something for others, you can develop new skills, increase your self-esteem,and have greater self-worth? So if you are motivated, caring, and reliable, read on to find out how you can become part of the FHAS team! There are a lot of different ways to make a difference.

Each day, just like your pets, the animals at Forever Home Animal Sanctuary require fresh food, water, exercise, and lots of love. FHAS is looking for committed volunteers, who must be at least 16 years of age or older. Volunteer training is required for all volunteers, and a waiver of liability must be signed. If you want to join our team, check out the list below, then fill out the volunteer form, and let us know if there is something on the list you’d like to help out with!

*Please note: Due to the Coronavirus we are not able accept volunteers on the sanctuary grounds at this time.


Animal Care:

Each day, the animals living areas need to be thoroughly cleaned, bedding washed, litter boxes changed, etc.

*Sweep & mop
*Wash, fold, and put away animal ( bedding) laundry
*Change litter boxes*Wash & water food bowls
*Feed & water animals
*Transport animals to vet appointments or groomers  

General maintenance:
FHAS is currently looking for someone who is handy with a hammer and/or paint brush, and would enjoy working around animals in a relaxed, peaceful setting, we could use your help.

*Fix fences
*Paint benches, picnic tables, etc.
*Replace carpet or linoleum on the cat perches (in the cat buildings)
*Fasten indoor/outdoor carpet on outdoor cat jungle gym 

*Help sort boxes and ship recyclables, (see recycling under fundraising to find out more info on our recycling program)
*Help with fundraising
*Grant research or writing
Grounds Keeping:
*Mowing (outdoor cat play areas & picnic area)
*Pick up sticks or branches


Do you have a special talent or skill, and some extra time on your hands that you would like to put to good use?  If so, please contact us and share your ideas, even if you do not see it listed on our volunteer page. We are very interest in hearing your ideas! Below are some talents we are currently in search of.

*SEWING - Do you have sewing skills? FHAS is currently looking for people or groups interested in donating their time to sew pet beds. We recently received a large donation of polyester fiber fill for pet beds. Please inquire if you are interested in helping!

*GARDENING - Do you have great gardening skills, enjoy planting flowers or how about designing a catnip garden for the FHAS cats or planting a patch of carrots for the horses? If gardening is your thing, let us know.  The FHAS animals would be so grateful!

*BUILDING CAT TREES - Can you build cat trees and cat perches? FHAS is currently in search of a volunteer who would love to build cat trees (or other cat related items) and make the FHAS cats very happy!

*ARTISTIC OR CREATIVE PEOPLE -  If you are artistic or creative, and are interested in sharing your talent to help raise funds for animals in need, contact FHAS and tell us all about it!

*PHOTOGRAPHER - If photography is your thing, and you are interested in volunteering your time, we would love to hear from you!. We are always in need of updated photos of animals for the website, sponsors, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our volunteer application to send (PDF)