Due to Covid-19, we are not recruiting regular volunteers at this time. Foster volunteers are still needed, please click here for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have a child who is under 16 years of age. Can he or she volunteer with me at the Adoption Center?
A: Unfortunately we do not allow children under 16 years of age to volunteer. There are still plenty of things kids can do to help the animals in our care. Please visit kids involvement to find out more information.
Q: The company I work for encourages employees to volunteer once a year, could I volunteer at your facility?
A: Yes and No- We allow service groups of 4-10 volunteers. Unfortunately due to the training and prep work that is involved, we do not accept single time volunteers of less than four people. If you are interested in scheduling a day of service for your company please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Service group dates fill quickly and we are frequently booked months in advance.
Q: Do you accept court ordered community service?
A: Yes, but there are some restrictions. To qualify for our community service program your offense may not be related to drugs, theft or violence. We only accept individuals who have 40 or more hours needing to be completed.
Q: How much time do I need to commit to being a volunteer?
A: Our volunteer program is fairly flexible. We ask that you give us at least four hours a month and that you commit to serving the APA for at least six months. If you have limited availability, consider volunteering at events or fostering.
Q: How long does it take to become a volunteer?
A: It will take 7-10 days to review your application. After your application is reviewed, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and then a one on one training. Volunteer orientations are held twice a month and fill quickly during summer months.
Q: Why is there an application fee to volunteer?
A: The application fee is to help offset the cost of our volunteer program so that we can spend all of our resources on the direct care of our animals. The fee will cover the cost of your volunteer t-shirt, name badge and the rest goes toward program supplies.