Why become a Volunteer?
Volunteers are an important part of Domestic Animal Services' mission.
Thousands of hours are donated by caring individuals each year who provide enrichment for shelter animals, customer service, and education to potential customers.
The minimum age to volunteer is 18. All volunteers must go through a background check. We cannot accept volunteers who have been cited, charged with or convicted of Animal Cruelty or neglect or found guilty, charged with, or convicted of crimes involving physical violence. Volunteer hours do not qualify for court ordered community service.
What can you do as a Volunteer?
Opportunities available for volunteers include, but are not limited to, assisting in the shelter by socializing animals, helping customers by acting as an adoption counselor, and appearing on or helping behind the scenes of the "Happy Tails" TV show.
You can apply almost any talent you possess to make a difference in animals' lives.
How can you begin?
Prospective volunteers are required to attend an orientation and shelter tour to become familiar with pet shelter responsibilities and animal care. After the orientation and processing of the volunteer application, volunteers will attend a training class, and are welcomed to the Domestic Animal Services family.
To apply for a volunteer position, please click here. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule orientation. For your convenience, the DAS Volunteer Handbook is available online.
For more information on becoming a volunteer call 239-252-7387
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer! Your support makes a big difference.