The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a variety of ways people over the age of 18 can engage in our community of caring. From hands-on programs where you work directly with the animals, to group volunteer events, fostering, pet visitation, and more, if you love animals there are several ways you can help.
On-Site Adult Opportunities
In these programs, volunteers work side-by-side with staff to help with the daily care, training, and placement of adoptable animals. All volunteers looking to join one of our on-site programs must be at least 18 years of age, available to volunteer at least 5 hours each month and make a one year commitment.
Visit our On-Site Programs page for more information about time commitments, program requirements, the application process and training details.
If you’re looking for a way to get involved beyond the shelter, or you’re currently unable to make a one year commitment to one of our on-site programs, consider taking part in one of our off-site special projects. Review our Off-Site Programs page for a list of short-term volunteer opportunities.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
If you’re looking for a one-off on-site volunteer opportunity with the Society, consider signing your team up to become a Crafting Crew! Our group volunteer sessions enable your team to help shelter animals in a practical way by crafting enrichment projects using common everyday materials. These finished items go a long way in making sure the critters remain happy, healthy, and comfortable while they’re in our care. Learn more about group volunteer opportunities here.
The Foster Program
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Foster Program is a vital lifeline that helps to rehabilitate and adopt animals in our care. The individual love and care of a foster parent gives pets the opportunity to flourish in a home, rather than in a shelter environment. Foster periods vary from a few weeks to months, but the impact on the person and pet lasts a lifetime. Learn more about the foster program here.