Volunteer Opportunities

How You Can Help

ACSKC has a variety of volunteer opportunities. Interested in working directly with the animals? Have a deep appreciation for administrative and clerical work? Want to interact more with the community? Before filling out our application, learn more about all the different ways you can get involved:

Animal Enrichment

Help keep animals happy and active by assisting with dog walks, playgroups or socializing cats and dogs.

Administrative Support

Use your organizational skills to assist with filing, mailings, data entry and other clerical tasks.

Upkeep Crew (Non-animal handling)

Everything runs more smoothly when the towels are clean and the shelves are stocked! Help manage the never-ending loads of laundry, dishes, sort donations, and maintain the trails and grounds.

Photography & Promotion

It’s a fact that adoptable animals with great photos have a better chance of catching the eye of potential adopters. We’re always looking for talent in photography, graphic design and video editing.

Community Outreach & Special Events

Help share information about our mission and programs by attending special events as an ambassador. This may include distributing flyers and providing support at our fundraisers or community events.


Volunteers use their own vehicles to transport animals and/or resources to our rescue partners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ACSKC’s insurance covers volunteers who are 16 years of age and above. While children under 16 are not able to volunteer in our typical volunteer duties, we have a variety of community outreach programs and at-home projects available!

Once you have completed a volunteer application, our Volunteer Coordinator will send you an email with available Orientation dates. During Orientation, you will receive a tour of our facility and hands-on training for how to interact with our animals. Once you’ve completed your Orientation, you can volunteer as much and as often as you’d like!

Yes! We offer a robust training program for cat and dog lovers. Our Cat Training Program covers cleaning their condos and enrichment. Our Dog Training Program covers how to enter a dog’s kennel, taking them out for walks, and daily enrichment. 

These training sessions are covered during Orientation, and are required before a volunteer can interact with the animals. 

Yes! Scouts, honor societies, clubs, classes, summer camps, youth programs and organizations are invited to visit our shelter for an educating and enriching experience! 

Please send us an email at volunteer@acskc.org to learn more and schedule your visit! 

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