Volunteers make a difference! We rely on the hard work, love and commitment of our volunteers in all of our programs. To help, you may:
- email or call Sarah Fallin at 919-942-PETS (7387)
- print a volunteer application
- print a foster application
Volunteer opportunities are categorized by groups:
Basic – entry level volunteer position
Advanced – after twenty four (24) hours of basic volunteering
Mentoring – after a combination of 36 hours of basic and advanced, plus apply with the Program Coordinator.
If you have a special skill, talent or hobby, please feel free to share them with us. There may be a need you can help with.
- Clerical Assistant
- Cat Socializer
- Dog Walker
- Kennel Assistant for cats and dogs
- Outreach/ Special Events Representative
- Small Animal Companion
- Facility Friend
- Emergency Shelter Assistant
- Adoption/Meet and Greet Counselor
- Pet Visitation
- Co-location Shelter Assistant
- Animal Training Assistant
- Public Speaker
- Dog Walking off campus
- Volunteer Mentor – “Go To” person for new volunteers and to give gentle reminders for other volunteers.
- Training Mentor – assist with the volunteer orientation, volunteer training, adoption, meet and greet, and disaster management trainings
- Adoption Meet and Greet Mentor – assist the new counselors with questions shadowing, etc.
Volunteer Age Guidelines
- Age 16 and older: volunteer with no special supervision
- Age 13 - 15 : volunteer with parent supervision
Volunteers may come to the Animal Services Center to volunteeer during the following hours:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 – 6:00
- Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 – 7:30
- Saturday: 8:30 – 5:00
There are two volunteer orientations scheduled each month and each one lasts about 90 minutes. All volunteers are required to attend orientation. Please pre-register for the orientation of your choice by emailing Sarah Fallin, Program Coordinator or calling 919-942-PETS (7387).
Volunteer training is scheduled every month. All vounteers are required to attend training. You must pre-register for training at orientation.
The recommendations are in from the Free-Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board! Read Managing Free-Roaming Cats in Orange County, North Carolina to find out more!
Check out the CDC's new webpage about Pets and Ebola for all the latest news!
Find out even more about Pets & Ebola from the American Veterinarian Medical Association.
Find out all you need to know about Rabies in Orange County and beyond on our Rabies Page.
Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page
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Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!
SNAP-NC Surgery Day
Wednesday, April 1
The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Wednesday, April 1st. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/
SNAP-NC Surgery Day
Tuesday, April 14
The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Tuesday, April 14th. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/