Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

We recognize the valuable roles that volunteers play and are committed to providing thorough, hands-on training, as well as ongoing support to every volunteer. For this reason, anyone looking to help at our main location or at the satellite adoption center must complete the training curriculum below before they can begin their volunteer work.

If you are under 18 and wish to become a volunteer, check out the volunteer opportunities for kids and families, and teens

If you are a member of a group or corporation looking to support the work of The Anti-Cruelty Society, check out the volunteer opportunities for groups.

Before starting the application, you will want to ensure that you meet our basic volunteer requirements. Within the application you will be asked to designate the volunteer program for which you would like to receive initial training. Click here to view a full list of available programs. Once trained you will have the opportunity to cross-train into different areas.

Please allow 15-20 minutes of your time to complete the form. Once submitted your app will enter our processing queue for review.

Volunteer Training Requirements:

  • 1 year commitment
  • 5 hours of service each month
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Volunteer application
  • Program training
  • Pre-pay for Volunteer Welcome Kit ($25)
  • Includes volunteer t-shirt, apron, ID badge, program button and program supplies

Additional qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Eagerness to learn and develop abilities
  • Basic computer skills and an active email address
  • An understanding and passion for animal welfare issues
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and on a team
  • Customer service experience
  • Attention to detail

Volunteer Training Curriculum:

  • Virtual Volunteer Orientation
  • Animal Handling Training
  • Program Training
  • Solo Session

Thank you for choosing to support our mission by becoming a volunteer! Due to an evolution in our volunteer training curriculum we are not accepting volunteer applications for core programs at this time. We will reopen the application process in Fall 2020. Though we aren’t onboarding for our internal projects at time there are lots of ways you can still get involved in our community of caring! Click on one of the opportunities below to learn how you can impact the life of a shelter pet.

Foster Program

Reading Buddies

Kids Who Care

Youth Who Care

Teen Programs

DIY Donation Crafts

Busy Fingers Sewing Club

Group Volunteer Opportunities