APCSM Volunteer Opportunities

Want to dedicate your time to helping homeless animals in need? Volunteer at the Animal Protection Center! We need your help to care for the many of animals we take in annually.

Why Volunteer at the APCSM?

  • Help enrich the lives of homeless pets in need
  • Meet other people who are passionate about animals
  • Find out how an animal shelter and a non-profit organization works
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience

What Do Volunteers Do?

  • Clean animal adoption rooms, including cage/kennel cleaning
  • General shelter cleaning, including laundry, dishes, windows, etc.
  • Feed dogs, cats, and small animals
  • Walk /socialize dogs
  • Socialize/brush cats and small animals
  • Educate and interact with visitors
  • Participate in the APCSM fundraising events
  • Enrich the lives of homeless animals

What are the Volunteer Requirements?

  • We look for consistent, reliable volunteers.
  • We ask for a minimum of 2-4hours a week for 3-6months. Your shift will be scheduled on a designated day and time slot.
  • Please note the minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old.

What else can volunteers do?

  • Volunteer Committee Volunteers – Help run the volunteer program
  • Event Committee Volunteers – Help with fundraising opportunities
  • Foster Care Volunteers – Help provide temporary care for an animal until they are ready to find a new, permanent home
  • Have a talent like Photography, Writing, Construction, Gardening, etc? We always need odd jobs done!

How do I Apply?

Fill out the Volunteer Application Here and email it to volunteers@apcsm.org or bring it in to the shelter!

Additional Requirements

Due to the size of the adoption center, we CANNOT accommodate all applicants. Volunteer positions are filled based on shifts available at the adoption center. We DO NOT offer any short-term community service opportunities. Also, we CANNOT consider incomplete, illegible applications, nor can we consider applicants that do not meet our minimum age requirement of 18. You will be contacted for a meeting with a member of our Volunteer Committee if your application meets our shift needs. We appreciate your patience and please know we do need your help!

Questions? Email: volunteers@apcsm.org