Volunteers We Need The Most
- Weekday afternoon 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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8AM-4:45PM
Saturday, Sunday: 8AM-3:45PM
Holidays: Will be announced
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
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 16 to volunteer without a guardian present (at least 15 to work with the cats).
Children and Teens 10 years or older, Learn more here…
Children 9 years and younger, Learn more here…
(We do not have on-site shelter volunteer opportunities for kids 9 years and under)
Current APS Volunteers log in here.