1735 Monad Rd
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 294 7387

Volunteer Orientation

All individuals interested in becoming a YVAS volunteer MUST fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire FIRST so our Activities Coordinator can get to know you and what you are looking for in a volunteer experience. You can pick up a Volunteer Questionnaire at YVAS or email the Activities Coordinator for one at activities.coor@yvas.org. After reviewing your completed Volunteer Questionnaire, our Activities Coordinator will contact you if you seem like a good fit for our organization and our needs and invite you to attend Volunteer Orientation. Volunteer Orientation is limited and fills up on a first come, first serve basis and is typically held either on a Monday or Thursday evening. At Volunteer Orientation, we will go over the Volunteer Program at YVAS, basic policies and procedures, and have you participate in a tour of the facility.  After the tour you can fill out and submit your volunteer application and waiver form to be reviewed by our Activities Coordinator. You will then be invited to a volunteer interview. For any additional questions about our Volunteer Program, please contact our Activities Coordinator at 406-294-1137 or activities.coor@yvas.org.

Here are the volunteer positions we are currently looking to fill:

  • Feeding, cleaning, socializing and caring for our cats
  • Walking and socializing with our dogs
  • Offsite event staffing
  • General cleaning and laundry throughout the shelter
  • Foster Families for young kittens
  • Special Events Committee members
  • Clerical assistance

*Please note that some of these duties require additional training, which will be discussed at Volunteer Orientation.