Group + one-time volunteering
Thank you for considering the APS for your volunteer project!
Our Group Volunteer Program is designed for groups of adults (18+ years old) looking to help one time, for a few hours. This program is perfect for company volunteer days, college service projects, or church groups looking to give time to the shelter. We are able to accommodate groups Monday-Friday.
Due to liability concerns, one-time volunteers will not be hands on with our animals during the group day. However, if you would like to work with our animals, we would welcome you to one of our general volunteer orientations (1 hour), and subsequent training (2 hours), to become a dog care or cat care (or both!) volunteer! Scroll up on this page for the general volunteer application. Regular volunteers can come in 7 days a week!
In order to create the most fulfilling experience for your group, we schedule one group service project per month. Groups of volunteers contribute their time and efforts to deep cleaning projects our staff can’t always get to. You may be deep cleaning our dog kennels (spraying and scrubbing), our cat rooms, or, you may be otherwise contributing to ground beautification. Some groups have come in and helped wash our glass windows–it depends on our greatest need for that month’s project!
All members of your group must be 18+ to volunteer onsite, with a maximum group size of 10. We ask that you fill out a Group Service Application at least 30 days prior to your preferred service date. Group service opportunities are scheduled in the order applications are received.
Have a group of young adults who wish to contribute? Consider an off-site volunteer activity, such as making cat beds or fundraising for our animals! You’ll find those activities also listed in the Group Service Application.