Animal Shelter Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Shelter Volunteer

Animal Shelter Volunteer

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old to handle dogs at the shelter. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has also met the volunteer requirements. LifeLine’s volunteer experience requires an orientation workshop at the shelter where you will volunteer. Sign up at this link for a volunteer orientation.


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Animal Shelter Volunteer

Types of Volunteers and Duties

Administrative Assistance - Assist with filing, mailings, data entry, completing paperwork, returning phone calls and other specialized projects.

Adoption Advocate
- Promote adoptable animals by attending adoption events, distributing flyers, and posting on social media.

Adoption Event Volunteer (Offsite) - Assist staff at various adoption events with set up, maintaining the safety of the dogs, answering questions from the public, and exercising/entertaining the dogs.

Adoption Matchmaker - Help match potential pet owners with dogs or cats at the shelter by answering questions, discussing compatibility and interpreting information on kennel cards.

Animal Photographer and Pet Profile Writer - Takes pictures of adoptable animals and writes descriptions that will appeal to potential adopters

Cat Socialization – Provide human contact to cats and assist staff members with basic care.

Community Cat Program | Trap-Neuter-Return Volunteer - Help with trapping, transporting to our clinic (use of your own vehicle required), fostering kittens, and feeding cat colonies.

Community Outreach – Participate in community events to promote spaying & neutering, vaccinations, monthly adoption promotions and responsible pet ownership.

Dog Bather and Groomer - Groom and bathe animals available for adoption (primarily dogs)

Dog for the Day – Take a dog to the park or your home wearing a leash, harness, and an "adopt-me" vest.

Doggie Jog - Take the shelter dogs out for some fresh air and exercise every Tuesday on a group jog.

Dog Walker – Provide dogs with exercise and help develop leash manners.

Foster Parent - Care for animals in their home while they await adoption.

Laundry Attendant - Assist with loading washers and dryers and folding towels, blankets, and sheets.

LifeLine Ambassador - Attend special events and educate the public about the Animal Shelter programs.

Transport Volunteer – Use their own vehicles to transport animals to veterinary appointments, rescue groups or offsite adoption events.

Weekend Warriors - Care for animals for at least four days in their home while they await adoption.