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

Volunteer Orientation Classes

All individuals interested in becoming a YVAS volunteer MUST go through Volunteer Orientation first. Volunteer Orientation is limited to 10 spots, and fills up on a first come, first serve basis. 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, Kelsey Dwyer. You will then be invited to a volunteer interview. To sign up for Volunteer Orientation please contact Kelsey at 406-294-1137 or activities.coor@yvas.org.

Here are some of the most common things we needs volunteers to help us with:

  • Feeding, cleaning, socializing and caring for our cats
  • Cleaning, walking and socializing with our dogs
  • Offsite event staffing
  • General cleaning and laundry throughout the shelter
  • Foster Families for young kittens
  • Assisting before, during, and after our spay/neuter clinics
  • Pet grooming
  • Clerical assistance

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

2017 Volunteer Orientation Dates

Date Time
January 2nd 5:30 pm
February*
March 6th 5:30 pm
April**
May***
June 5th 5:30 pm
July****
August 7th 5:30 pm
September*****
October******
November 6th 5:30 pm
December*******

*Due to our fundraiser ‘My Furry Valentine’, there will NOT be a Volunteer Orientation in February. **Due to the spring Spay & Neuter Clinic, there will NOT be a Volunteer Orientation in April. ***No Orientation in May. ****No Orientation in July. *****Due to the Labor Day holiday and the fall Spay & Neuter Clinic, there will NOT be a Volunteer Orientation in September. ******Due to our fall fundraiser, there will NOT be a Volunteer Orientation in October. *******No Orientation in December.