To our friends: Our goal is to review every application and contact new volunteers within one week of applying.  Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you at Almost Home!

WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS!!  We’re always looking for 18-or over responsible, consistent, energetic, friendly and self-motivated individuals to help out. Our new shelter has created a significant need for help in the daily care of our homeless animals. We are in the process of scheduling shelter volunteer training sessions and are looking for people who can commit to various shifts of feeding, walking and socializing the animals. We want our animals to be smothered with love and attention by our volunteers until we can find them all a new mommy and/or daddy to take over. We also need shelter helpers who can assist with the daily domestic chores.

If working with the animals at the shelter isn’t your interest, we certainly have many other volunteer needs in the areas of transportation, adoption events, fundraising, helping our webmaster, fostering, marketing, photography, shoveling snow, helping with the grounds in summer, sending out our e-mails to your friends, and passing out flyers in your area. There are so many, many ways you can help! Just let us know what you’re interested in doing – every little thing helps!  Come volunteer with us, find your niche and experience the job of helping homeless animals find loving homes! 

To Become Part of our Shelter Volunteer Team, Working with the Animals, etc.,  you will need to:

  • love animals and want to help them
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • complete a volunteer application and waiver
  • attend a volunteer orientation/training session
  • pledge to be a stable presence in our animals’ lives by maintaining a 6-month commitment

Click here for the Volunteer application.

New!  A note from our Shelter Managers:

We have a very busy summer coming up, and we need volunteers at the following events —

Premier Pet Supply Saturdays

Saturdays: July 21st, August 4th, August 18th & September 1st

 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to Premier as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 12:20 p.m. and arrive to Premier no later than 1 p.m.! Please arrive to the event by 12:30 p.m. if you can help set up!

** We do Premier every other weekend**

Doggy Style Restaurant

Sunday, June 3rd – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come join us at Doggy Style restaurant located at: 101 N Telegraph Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328. We will be doing adoptions while enjoying yummy food. We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the restaurant as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 10:45 a.m. and arrive to the event no later than 11:30 a.m.! Please arrive to the event by 11:30 a.m. if you can help set up!

Hillel School Adoption Event

Sunday, June 10th 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

We need help on Sunday June 10th, at Hillel! We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the event. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 11 a.m. and arrive to Hillel no later than 11:30 a.m.! Please arrive to the event by 11:30 a.m. if you can help set up! Address: 32200 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Olga’s Kitchen

Friday, June 15th

Eat at Olgas’s on Friday June 15th, and give them your voucher and they will donate up to 25% of proceeds to Almost Home!! Please visit the link below to print out your voucher today. Location: 17651 We st 12 Mile Rd., Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Voucher: http://olgas.com/fundraiser_flyer.php?id=s3zbcyovi0E3hNU6mftWVKLJRgJ3d7H-1uTmzl_0-0Y

Dr. Lyngaas Fundraiser and Adoption Event

Saturday, June 23rd 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Come join us at Dr. Lyngaas office! We will be doing adoptions while enjoying yummy food and games for everyone. We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the event as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 10:45 a.m. and arrive to the event no later than 11:30 a.m.! Please arrive to the event by 11:30 a.m. if you can help set everything up!  Location: 3232, 18518 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

OMara’s Dinner with Your Dog

Sunday, June 24th, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

We will need VOLUNTEER HELP!! We will be there from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. selling Raffle tickets, and T-Shirts, and we need help running the booth (Volunteers needed!). The dogs will be arriving at 5 p.m. and we will need volunteer help with walking the dogs, interacting with potential adopters etc.  We will be arriving at O’Mara’s around 1:30 p.m. with the event supplies before the dogs come. We need two drivers this day, 1 driver to arrive at the event by 1:30 p.m. in our small van to help set up. The 2nd driver will arrive at the event in our big van by 4:45 p.m. with the dogs. The event ends at 8 p.m. so both drivers need to drive our vans back to the shelter after the event.  Location: 2555 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072

Closet NV Boardwalk Event!

Saturday, June 30th, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Come join us for great sales and adoptions! We will be hos ting an adoption event at the boardwalk in West Bloomfield. We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the boardwalk as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 12 p.m. and arrive to the event no later than 12:30 p.m.!  Please arrive to the event by 12:30 p.m. if you can help set up!  Location: 6889 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

Doggy Style Restaurant

Sunday, July 1st, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come join us at Doggy Style restaurant located at: 101 N Telegraph Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328. We will be doing adoptions while enjoying yum my food. We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the restaurant as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 10:45 a.m. and arrive to the event no later than 11:30 a.m.!  Please arrive to the event by 11:30 a.m. if you can help set up!

Title Insurance Fundraiser/Adoption Event

Saturday, July 14th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m,

We need help on Saturday July 14th at Title Insurance! We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters etc. There will be food and beverage trucks at this event as well. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the event. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 10:45 a.m. and arrive to the event no later than 11:30 a.m.! Please arrive to the event by 11:30 p.m. if you can help set up!

Sit Means Sit 10 year Anniversary

Sunday, July 15th

We need a volunteer to set up a table at this event and pass out brochures.  The event is located at 16 Mile Road and John R in Troy. Time details are coming soon!

Doggy Style Restaurant

Sunday, August 5th 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Come join us at Doggy Style restaurant located at: 101 N Telegraph Rd, Waterford Twp, M I 48328. We will be doing adoptions while enjoying yummy food. We would love volunteers to join us and help at this event with walking dogs, setting up cages, showing dogs to potential adopters, etc. We are also looking for a volunteer to drive our van to the restaurant as well. If you can drive the van we will need you to arrive at the shelter by 10:45 a.m. and arrive to the event no later than 11:30 a.m.!  Please arrive to the event by 11:30 a.m. if you can help set up!

Arts Beats & Eats

August 31st, September 1st, September 2nd, September 3rd

We need help at the Arts Beats & Eats. The 1st shi ft will be at 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 2nd shift 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., and 3rd shift is 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; we are needing 3 – 4 people to commit for those shifts if you can make it.

Please email Marla or Gina and let them know what event you can help at, and how you can help!

Marla: info@almosthomeanimals.org

Gina: gina@almosthomeanimals.org

Thanks so much,

Team Almost Home Animal Rescue League