Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) board of directors is interviewing local residents interested in being part of their Shelter Team Committee.
CAWS will assume all operations and management of the Delta City Shelter beginning on April 1.
The team will work closely with paid and volunteer shelter staff to assist with resource acquisition, shelter policy and broad management procedures and issues.
"We're looking for animal lovers with business experience especially in the sheltering business," said JoAnn Kalenak, who will be acting as the volunteer shelter director and team chair. "The time commitment will include a once-a-month meeting and occasional special events."
"Getting the community involved in the shelter is one of our biggest goals," said Alison LePage, CAWS development director. "There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities at the shelter and we really need people who care about animals to join us in making the shelter a success."
Shelter volunteers are currently being sought to assist with animals and adoptions at the shelter, as well as for fostering animals in their home. "It's truly gratifying work," said Kalenak, "seeing a dog or cat connect with a new family and knowing that they are going to the loving home they deserve makes it all worthwhile."
The shelter will be holding Saturday open houses throughout the winter, starting Jan. 14. The public is invited to stop in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about volunteering at the shelter and to visit adoptable animals.