Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Volunteer Information

JANUARY 2022:

UPDATE: At this time due to the increase in COVID19 cases, our on-boarding In-Shelter Volunteer Program is on hold until further notice.

Please watch the website for future updates.
Thank you!

NOVEMBER 19, 2021:

Thanks for reaching out! We are on hold with accepting new in-shelter volunteers at this time – but when we do we will be onboarding new volunteers with a new process. That is still being developed as we monitor the COVID19 pandemic. Please note that we will be onboarding new volunteers at the shelter as we need them. We will post information on our website when this starts up. All volunteers will be required to be COVID19 vaccinated. Thank you again!

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From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers support every facet of our work. Together we are achieving our mission – helping people help animals!

We look forward to helping you find a volunteer role that matches your skills, interests, and schedule so that you can make a big difference in the lives of animals in need.

  • NEW ONBOARDING: ON HOLD 11-19-21
  • We will be onboarding new volunteers with a new process. That is still being developed as we monitor the COVID19 pandemic. Please note that we will be onboarding new volunteers at the shelter as we need them. We will post information when this starts up. All volunteers will be required to be COVID19 vaccinated.
  • AGE: The minimum age to volunteer in the shelter is 18 years.
  • YOUTH: We will be implementing kids’ activities in the future; however, that will not be this fall/winter as we will watch the CDC guidelines with COVID19.
  • Court-ordered mandated service and community service hours for MI Works, and Housing requirements have been discontinued.
  • Groups Volunteering: Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate groups due to the nature of our work. For safety reasons, working with shelter pets requires specialized training and is therefore unavailable for group volunteer initiatives.

Questions? Please email volunteer@upaws.org.

We look forward to getting back to a “new” normal!

Thank you again!

Ann Brownell

Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator

Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm

Location

815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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