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. We are looking for volunteers willing and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs. Even committing to just one morning a week is a great help!

Cat Condos Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos three times daily. 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. Like the dog kennel opener, even just one morning 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.

Front Office Assistant: Do you have experience with clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, answering phones, and greeting visitors? If so, we have plenty of opportunities for you at our front desk.


How to Become a Volunteer
Step 1:
Print out a volunteer application. A link is found on our website, fill it out at home, and bring it to the shelter.  Stop in at the shelter for a copy.

Step 2:
Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer 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 RABAS, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to schedule your first training shift based on your area of interest.

Step 3:
Attend your first training shift with the appropriate Staff Lead as you begin your new role at RABAS!