​Volunteers Only


This page is for volunteers only, and not members of the public.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here.

Volunteer Hours


COLD WEATHER: Dog walking is restricted when the temperature drops below 15 degrees -- but you can always come visit the kitties, prepare newspapers, clean cage cards, or ask to see what other jobs need done. Thanks!
Regular Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

9 to 11:30 am.

Nap time 11:30 to 1 p.m., no volunteering.

1 to 4 p.m. (Nap time* 11:30 - 1)


9 to 11:30 a.m.

Nap time 11:30 to 1 p.m., no volunteering.

Walk our dogs or visit the kitties Tuesdays until 6:30 p.m.! Afternoon volunteering begins at 1 p.m.


8:30 to 11 a.m.

Nap time 11 a.m. to noon, no volunteering.

Noon to 3 p.m.


8 to 10:30 a.m.

(Shelter closed after 10 a.m.)

General Volunteering Tips/Precautions 

While carrying an illness home from the shelter is unlikely, after visiting the shelter it is always wise to:


* Keep a separate coat and set of shoes for volunteering.


* Change your clothes when you arrive home before interacting with your animals.

Upcoming Events


Volunteer & Staff Celebration Dinner

Saturday, April 18, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Belmont Complex, Kittanning

Details to follow!


Petsmart Volunteers needed for daily care of our kitties.


Petsmart Pet Days Volunteers are needed. These special events are held Saturdays or Sundays and are a great opportunity for our animals to find their forever homes. If you can donate even a few hours (various dates) we would love to have you!


Please call or stop by the shelter to let us know if you can help.

Thank you!

Bethann Galbraith, Shelter Manager


Latest Volunteer "Mewsletter"

"Mewsletter" Archive & Other News

Do you have an article or photos of our volunteers with the animals or at special events? If so, please share them by clicking here to email them to Chris to include in an upcoming volunteer enewsletter!

Orphans of the Storm  

PA 85, Kittanning, PA 16201          724.548.4520            orphansofthestorm@hotmail.com