Volunteers We Need The Most
- Weekday Morning dog walkers (8am-10am)
- Cat Volunteers (especially litter box cleaning and feeding 8am-10am on weekday mornings!)
- Education Committee Volunteers (bilingual a plus!)
In return for your hard work and dedication we’ll provide support, training and boundless gratitude. Volunteers are vital to the lives of homeless pets in Durham. APS Volunteers pledge at least eight hours a month to dog or cat care, socializing cats or dogs, front desk support or serving on the Education Committee.
Volunteering at an animal shelter can be challenging both physically and emotionally. Making the commitment to volunteer is not a decision I want anyone to take lightly as we do ask a lot of our volunteers. Should you decide to volunteer, I hope it will be a wonderful experience for you and gratifying for you to directly make a difference in the lives of the animals here at the Durham County Animal Shelter.
This is where you’ll be able to sign up to attend a volunteer orientation. If you do not see any orientation dates available, please choose ‘Keep Me Posted’ on your volunteer form. 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 and we hope to meet you soon!
APS of Durham
Staff and Volunteers
(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 animals at the shelter (feeding, socializing, etc.) must be at least 18 years old. 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 any regular APS volunteer job. 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.