Now accepting applications for JAMESTOWN, TN


The Animal Care Crew

The Animal Care Crew is designed with the comfort of the animals in mind. We believe they are more comfortable when they have regular caregivers. The minimum commitment is 2 shifts per month and the activities are specific to caring for the residents of the refuge. For safety, we only accept volunteers 18 and older.

Work includes:

  • Basic cleaning of animal housing
  • Meal preparation
  • Changing waters
  • Grooming of animals
  • Socialization activities
  • Construction tasks as needed
  • Basic animal medical care tasks/hooves/therapy assistance

We’re always looking for extra assistance with:

  • Fundraising activities
  • Office organization/filing/clerical
  • Contractor/construction work
    • Plumbing/electrical/painting/building
  • Automotive repair

Open Volunteer Days

We occasionally host open volunteer days in the warmer months of the year. Please follow on social media for announcement of those opportunities. They are very limited in space and frequency for the comfort of the animals.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Our all volunteer Animal Care Crew consists of hard-working humans committed to helping our animal residents live their very best lives. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations.


The Animal Care Crew

Odd Man Inn is managed by Co-Founders, Josh and Wendy Smith. Wendy is the Executive Director. Josh is the Facility Manager. Both serve the organization as full-time volunteer members of the Animal Care Crew.

The organization was started on their small piece of personal property in Washougal, WA in 2016. They have been volunteers for OMI since that time. Both of them can be found every day of the week sweeping barns, prepping meals, building fences, and administering care to the residents.

Applications are currently open

  • References

    Please provide two references of a professional nature who can speak to your work ethic and commitment to your obligations.
  • Commitment

    The minimum requirement for joining the Animal Care Crew is to work two 4-hour shifts per month. I understand this application is for the TENNESSEE location, and I need to schedule a volunteer orientation to be considered for the Animal Care Crew.