How to Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Jeffersonville Animal Shelter. Volunteers are a huge help to the staff and animals at the shelter. They perform tasks such as washing dishes, walking dogs, socializing cats, helping at events, and taking adoptable animals to Feeders Supply to help them gain exposure. To ensure there are enough activities for volunteers and to make sure the shelter is getting the help we need all volunteers will be scheduled.


Click here to sign up to be a dog walker!


Our volunteer needs fall into two different categories.  The first is helping us with some of the day to day tasks. These volunteers help us wash dishes, do laundry, clean cages, walk dogs, and play with the cats. The second is to help us with special events in the evening or on the weekends. These volunteers bring adoptable pets to Feeders Supply and other events to help get them adopted. Volunteers are so important to us and we appreciate each and every one.


Everyone must fill out a volunteer waiver before volunteering. For a volunteer waiver to fill out in advance click here.


Frequently Asked Questions


How old do you have to be to volunteer?

There is not an age requirement to volunteer. Anyone under the age of 16 years old must have a parent/guardian with them at all times. Anyone under the age of 18 years old must have a parent/guardian sign a volunteer form for them.


What times do you take volunteers?

Volunteers are accepted during normal business hours.  Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11am-5:30pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. To ensure the shelter is getting the help it needs we schedule all volunteers.  Any volunteering when the shelter is closed must be approved. All large groups must be approved.


What can I do to help?

Walking Dogs, socializing cats, washing dishes, cleaning cages, and folding laundry are day to day tasks that we need help with. Volunteers can also take adoptable cats and dogs to adoption events in the evenings and on weekends.


What do I need to do to start volunteering?

To begin volunteering, you will need to fill out a volunteer waiver. These can be turned in at the shelter, faxed, or emailed to Kristie, the Operations Coordinator at kashcraft@cityofjeff.net. After your waiver is turned in,  you can dive in!  We will let you know what our greatest needs are that day.  


I need to complete court ordered community service. Can I complete that at the shelter?

The Jeffersonville Animal Shelter does not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered service hours.