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…..

Volunteers are always welcomed and needed mornings and evenings, especially weekday mornings.

Be Part of the Solution

You’ll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership.

Get Warm Fuzzies

You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Who can’t use another loyal support in life?

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 a New Career

You’ll learn things that may lead you to the career—or career change—of your dreams. Employers and college admissions officers look favorably on time spent in volunteer service.

Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile. Didn’t someone once say that the best things in life are free?


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.

An ARF Volunteer Waiver must be completed and signed before any volunteering can begin.

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
  • Walking
  • and of course, providing lots of love and attention!

If you would like to volunteer at ARF please fill out a Volunteer Application.

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