Volunteering for ARF


As an all-volunteer organization, ARF is always looking for new animal lovers to join us! We need caring people who are interested in devoting some time and effort to helping needy animals. When you give animals the gift of your time, you’ll get back as much as you give—maybe even more.

Just a few hours out of your day or week would make a world of difference in the lives of our animals… We often have a particular need for weekday morning volunteers.

Shift times are slightly flexible based on volunteer availability and particular duties, but are generally:
Morning  8AM to 10AM
Evening  5PM to 7PM


DOGS: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to work with our dogs.

CATS: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to work alone in any of the catrooms. Volunteers between 7 and 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

There are no specific skills required and our volunteer opportunities include general duties, many of which you would do for your own pets such as:

  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Dog walking
  • and of course, providing lots of love and attention!

If you would like to volunteer at ARF please fill out an application. Once received, an ARF coordinator will reach out to schedule training based on your availability. An ARF Volunteer Waiver must also be completed and signed before any volunteering can begin.

Volunteer Application


Questions? Contact us.

Be Part of the Solution

Become part of a volunteer community dedicated to creating a more humane and compassionate world for all creatures. Your help caring for the animals at ARF is crucial, enabling our organization to rescue cats and dogs in need and advocate for responsible pet ownership.

Help Innocent Animals

You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting friend than an animal you have comforted. You can be a part of their journey to find a loving home.

Keep Good Company

You’ll make new friends—and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.

Meet the New You

You’ll discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of achieving. Plus studies show volunteering increases self-confidence.

Gain New Skills

You’ll learn things that may lead you to new passions and opportunities. Plus, employers and college admissions officers look favorably on time spent in volunteer service.