Thank you for your interest in having your group volunteer with the Animal Protection Society of Durham! Our volunteers are a vital part the work we do here and we are always excited to welcome new, smiling faces.

We can accommodate your group of 12 people or less (no exceptions) at the shelter between 1:00pm-3:00pm, M-F. Groups will be split into pairs to assist with cat and dog kennel cleaning, laundry, beautification projects, and other facility maintenance activities. We’ll start your time with a mini orientation, Q&A, facility tour, and brief playtime with one of our available animals!

Due to overwhelming interest, we have reached capacity for volunteer group opportunities until June. To get on our waitlist, please fill out this brief form and we will be in contact within 5 business days. 

If you have any questions, please email Larissa Chantell at 

We also welcome groups to host donation drives on behalf of our shelter. Interested? Items can be collected and dropped off at APS during open business hours. Check out the wish list here and reach out to Anna Wilcox at if you have any questions.

School group interested in bringing your class? Reach out to Anna Wilcox at