Volunteering at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter


There are so many ways to get involved! Using your experience, skills, passion, and abilities, we can find the perfect way for YOU to help our animals and staff here at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter!

Our Highest Need Positions:
Dog Kennels: Our dedicated dog volunteers help every day moving dogs, cleaning inside kennels, and exercising our dogs three times a day: 7 AM - 10:30 AM, 3 PM - 4 PM, 7 PM - 8 PM We are looking for volunteers willing and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs. We choose to do this three times a day for the health of our dogs. Even committing to just one or two shifts a week is a great help!

Cat Condos, Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos two times daily; 7 AM - 10:30 AM, 3 PM-4 PM. You will also have the opportunity to socialize cats during this time. Purrs of gratitude and ears to scratch await as a "thank you" for helping keep our cat rooms cleaned to purr-fection. Even committing to just one or two shifts a week is a great help!

Housekeeping: Looking for a good, clean opportunity to help animals? Our housekeeping volunteer help to keep up with the dishes, laundry, and light cleaning all throughout the building.

Contact Info: manager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org

How to Become a Volunteer
Step 1:
  • Option 1 - Complete the application form online. The online form includes the Volunteer Liability Release, Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Photo Release.
  • Option 2 - Print out a volunteer application using the links below Fill it out at home, and bring it to the shelter.  
  • Option 3- Stop in at the shelter during open hours for a volunteer application. Fill it out and hand it in.
Step 2:
  • Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer or the manager will contact you within 7-10 days to schedule you for a one-time new volunteer orientation. Each orientation lasts one hour and gives a general introduction to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to schedule your first training shift based on your area of interest.
  • Read or print the Volunteer Handbook. (Link)
Step 3:
Attend your first training shift with the appropriate Staff Lead.