Volunteer Opportunities

Here is just a sample of the many volunteer opportunities to help inside the shelter, off-site, and fundraising.

In-Shelter Assistance

  • Help us care for the animals by walking dogs, brushing and petting cats, cleaning cages, and refreshing water bowls.
  • General daily cleaning duties including dishes, laundry, sweeping, etc.
  • Help us keep our grounds beautiful by watering, gardening, weeding.

Off-Site Adoption Events

  • Help us showcase our animals at various venues around town.
  • Be an ambassador for the Friends by interacting with the public.
  • Help spread the word about future Friends events.


  • Volunteer at one of our many yearly fundraisers.
  • Help recruit attendees to Black Tie & Tails.
  • Man a station at our Cool Cat Casino.
  • Help organize Mutt Strut.
  • Many, many more opportunities await our volunteers!

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please visit the Join Our Team page to sign up for your volunteer orientation today, and let’s get started!

Already a volunteer? Enter the Volunteer Information Center(VicNet) to find current opportunities and sign up for shifts.  Please Note:  Your Login Name is the e-mail address which we have on file.  If you are new to using VicNet you may want to view a short video that provides an overview of the system.

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