So, you love animals and want to lend a helping hand to the pets in your community? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

The Anti-Cruelty Society has provided shelter and medical care for hundreds of thousands of animals since 1899. Volunteers make our continued success possible by helping throughout our shelter, adoption centers, veterinary clinic, and even from the comfort of their own homes, as well as many other places around the community.


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 many ways you can help.


The Anti-Cruelty Society offers  a variety of programs for children ages 2 – 12. We offer on-site volunteer opportunities as well as service-learning projects for teens that are looking to complete community service hours for school. Additional information regarding these opportunities can be found here.


If you have a high school student who loves animals – encourage them to explore our teen programs. Whether it’s our After School Advocates program, Veterinary Mentoring, service-learning or Teens Who Care, there are a variety of ways students can get involved while learning about a variety of career paths in the animal welfare field. Click here for more details.

The Foster Program

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s dedicated group of foster volunteers provides temporary housing for animals that are not yet ready to be placed in our adoption room. For more information about our foster program and requirements click here.

Group Opportunities

Are you planning a service day with your work colleagues? Do you have a group of students with a passion for pets who want to help? Whether for a school outing or corporate event, there are many ways in which outside groups can get involved with our community of caring! Click here for details on current group volunteer opportunities.

Thank you to our partners whose support makes our work possible