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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.


Featured Volunteer Position

Right now, we are in need of Admissions and Community Support weekend volunteers

As an Admissions Volunteer, you will assist with the intake process of animals accepted to the shelter and with our TNVR check-in process. Other tasks include data entry, community support, answering phone calls, responding to voicemails, replying to emails, and so much more! 

Dog Handlers, we need you too! 

Over 100 shelter dogs are waiting for volunteers that can handle large and energetic dogs so they can spend some time with you outside their kennels! As an Animal Care Dog Volunteer, you will be assisting our staff walking and socializing dogs, cleaning kennels, doing laundry... Please consider dedicate your time to our incredible dogs! This role has available positions 7 days a week, AM and PM!


Dog walkers needed!

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. 
  • Right now, we have limited open positions on weekends. Our main needs are Monday through Friday. Please contact volunteering@peggyadams.org before you register for orientation if you are only available on the weekends. 
  • 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 a 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 weights 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



We appreciate your patience with the onboarding process as we manage all the applications.

To get started volunteering, attend an orientation! All orientations are held via Microsoft Teams. Once you register for an orientation, you will receive an important email that will include links to forms that must be filled out prior to your orientation. You can expect to receive this email one week from your orientation date.

Questions about orientation? 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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