Join Us!

The Animal Center needs volunteer help every day. Volunteers are welcome at the main Center on Division Street and at the Village on Bearden Hill as well as throughout the year at special events. All potential volunteers will need to complete a Volunteer Application.


  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Attend a training session
  • Donate at least eight (8) hours each month to the animals for a minimum of 6 months
  • Pay a one-time $30 volunteer program fee to cover the cost of name tags, shirts, printing (volunteer manual, articles about animal welfare), and other program expenses
  • Volunteer on a set schedule of your choosing

Example Duties:

  • Walk and socialize dogs
  • Foster animals
  • Greet visitors
  • Be a “pet detective” and help reunite owners with lost pets
  • Help feed and clean the animals
  • Support the events and fundraising team
  • Assist with administrative duties
  • Take part in educational and outreach programs
  • Join our ‘Petography’ team
  • Answer Phones
  • Facilitate doggie playgroups

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Fill Out An Application