Volunteers We Need The Most
- Weekday morning dog walkers (8am-10am)
- Cat Volunteers (as of February 2017, greatest need is for weekend volunteers)
- Education/event Volunteers (bilingual a plus!)
In return for your hard work and dedication, we will provide support, training and boundless gratitude. Volunteers are vital to the lives of homeless or neglected pets in Durham County. Each APS of Durham volunteer pledges at least eight hours a month to dog or cat care, socializing animals, front desk support or serving on an Education Committee.
Volunteering at an animal shelter will be physically and emotionally challenging. Should you decide to volunteer, please know you will make a difference in the lives of the animals at the Durham County Animal Shelter and the Durham community, at large.
Please sign up to attend a volunteer orientation. If you do not see any orientation dates available, please select ‘Keep Me Posted’. We will email you as soon as the new dates are posted.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping homeless pets in Durham County. We hope to meet you soon!
The Animal Protection Society of Durham
(919) 560-0640 ext. 221
Many young people ask how they can help the homeless animals at the Durham County Animal Shelter. Due to liability concerns, volunteers working with the dogs (feeding, socializing, etc.) must be at least 18 to volunteer without a guardian present (at least 15 to work with the cats). Learn more here…
(We do not have on-site shelter volunteer opportunities for kids 12 years and under)
Volunteers 13 – 17 years old can volunteer alongside a parent or guardian for dog care, and can volunteer independently with cats from age 15. Teens and parents are both expected to meet and follow general volunteer requirements. Unless specified below, teens must be under direct supervision of a parent/guardian at all times. Learn more here…
Current APS Volunteers log in here.