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Future Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The Volunteer Program is designed for individuals 16 years and older who want to donate some of their valuable free time to help our animals. Our volunteer team plays an important role in helping fulfill our vision of creating a community where 100% of adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.

If you are ready to commit your time and talents to Peggy Adams, please read the instructions and follow the steps outlined below to get started.


- Volunteer Orientations are currently being held VIRTUALLY via Zoom. 

- Volunteers must be 18 years old to handle dogs.

- Certain positions are currently available Monday- Friday only. Please email volunteering@peggyadams.org if you are under 18 and only have availability during weekends.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old to handle dogs. Dog handlers must be aware that many of the dogs in our shelter are large and energetic. Dog handlers will be required to pass an in-person class. 
  • Ability to make a weekly commitment of a 3-4-hour work shift, for at least three-months. Please be aware that the onboarding process may take up to two weeks after orientation. 
  • Volunteers under 18 years old: At this time, some positions are only available Monday through Friday. If your availability is weekends only, you can contact volunteering@peggyadams.org to check availability before registering for orientation. 
  • A $25 Volunteer Application Fee is required and will be collected at the time of your orientation. This fee includes a volunteer t-shirt, name badge and background screenings.
  • A Background Screening is now REQUIRED for all interested volunteers. Your acceptance into the program will be determined based on the outcome of the screening.
  • Court-ordered volunteering is NOT accepted at this time.

Essential Capabilities for a Volunteer:

  • Commit to at least one volunteer shift, per week, for at least three-months
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of team
  • Ability to take instructions and follow safety protocols
  • Some volunteer positions (including those that work with the animals) require the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend and lift weight between 5-25 lbs.
  • Ability to speak and understand English
  • Ability to tolerate loud noises and unpleasant odors
  • Ability to walk unaided on uneven and/or rough terrain
  • Dog handlers/walkers must be able to pass an in-person training. Please note that shelter dogs are usually large and energetic.
  • Understanding and belief in the mission of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League


Please complete the form below. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation which will include information about future volunteer orientations. Please check your email regularly.

If you do not receive this information, please send an email to volunteering@peggyadams.org.


Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are an extension of the staff at Peggy Adams.  Each position has training, scheduling and physical requirements. Review the role descriptions of volunteers needed at Peggy Adams. 


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“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle

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