Thank you for your interest!

There are many ways to work directly with homeless pets, assist with their care and be a part of the programs here that make our community a kinder place for pets and people. We do provide specific training so that volunteers can safely and efficiently assist shelter staff and help animals in our care.

Step 1: Review the volunteer requirements

  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum six-month commitment.

  • Many positions require a minimum of 8 service hours per month.

  • All scheduling is done online through our scheduling software Volgistics.

Volunteers must sign up for their shifts in advance. Because we are a busy and fast-paced animal shelter, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.

Volunteer Age Requirements:

  • Volunteers 12-15 years of age are eligible to join our youth volunteer program, however, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 21.  For more information regarding volunteer positions open to those under age 16, contact our Volunteer Coordinator using the form below.

  • If registering for our youth program, the parent/ guardian and child must both register.

  • Please note that at this time we are not accepting dog-enrichment volunteers that are 12-15 years old.

  • Youth 16+ may volunteer independently at the shelter without a parent or guardian.

Step 2: Sign up for an orientation

At orientation, we provide an overview of our programs and services, review safety protocols, outline expectations and share available volunteer opportunities. Then we will guide you through the next steps in enrolling as a volunteer.

A $10 donation is required to reserve your spot at orientation.

Please note, our shelter does not have the space to accommodate large numbers of volunteers for each shift. If there is a specific activity you are interested in, please use the form below to check availability.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
NOTE: You must pre-register for volunteer orientations. Please click link below to register for the date you’d like to attend.


Saturday, January 22nd 10am - 11am - FULL/CLOSED

Saturday, February 5th 10am-11am -FULL/CLOSED

Space is limited to 12 registrants. Opportunities available at this time are: Small Animal Care/Socialization, Cat Care/Socialization, and Workroom assistance. Learn more about these positions and qualifications needed.


Step 3: Submit a Volunteer Application
After attending Orientation, you will be invited submit a volunteer application. Once processed, you will receive additional trainings as needed for the specific activities you are enrolled in.

Questions? Contact Our Volunteer Coordinator

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