To operate smoothly, Pet Helpers relies on the commitment and energy of its uniquely talented volunteers. Volunteers assist the Pet Helpers staff with many of their responsibilities. These responsibilities include kennel cleaning, cat socialization, dog walking and enrichment, laundry, administrative tasks, adoption counseling, event assistance, and much more.
Volunteering at Pet Helpers is fun and rewarding! As a volunteer, you contribute to the success of Pet Helpers as you facilitate adoptions, fundraising, and general public awareness of Pet Helpers. Our ultimate goal is that you integrate yourself into the Pet Helpers programs and services and truly become part of our family. We offer 3-4 hour shifts Monday-Sunday from 7 AM – 7 PM. We are primarily looking for volunteers who can commit to a long-term schedule.
If you are interested in bringing a group to Pet Helpers, the group leader should complete a group volunteer application form and contact volunteer@pethelpers.org. To allow us time to plan a worthwhile project for your group please plan on contacting us at least 4 weeks prior to your desired date. Families interested in specific volunteer projects will also be considered by filling out the Group Volunteer Application Form.
We accept court ordered community service on a case-by-case basis. We do not accept any charge related to theft or a physical altercation. We offer shifts seven days a week between 7 – 11 AM that must be scheduled with the Volunteer Manager. Please make sure we are accepting new court ordered volunteers before filling out an application form by emailing volunteer@dev.pethelpers.org.
ALL volunteers must fill out an application, attend the orientation, complete a volunteer waiver and arrange a time for their first shift with the Volunteer Manager. There are no walk-in volunteer positions. Most positions require further training to ensure that our animals are provided with the best care while they wait for their forever home.

All volunteers must be 16 or older. Some restrictions may apply to certain activities to those volunteers who are not 18. Closed toed shoes and long pants are required when volunteering. All volunteers must sign in and wear a name tag while on the premises.

Fill out an online application form and email volunteer@pethelpers.org to register for the Volunteer Orientation.

Orientations are normally on the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of each month. Space is limited and they typically last 30-45 minutes.

In addition to a shelter overview and tour, we will provide information about our different programs and upcoming events. If there is an opening in your area of interest we will make every effort to match you with this position. Please keep in mind that not all positions are available at all times of the year, please be flexible, and know that every position you volunteer in makes a significant difference in the lives of the animals we care for.

Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program and we look forward to working with you soon!