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Become A Volunteer

Have you ever thought about giving your time to help the animals at the Porter County Animal Shelter?  Here is your chance to become a volunteer! 

You can download a volunteer application and choose any of our 2016 three part Volunteer Orientation Programs from our menu on the left.

Advance registration is not required.  Please email any questions to VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Inside The Shelter:  Giving attention to the animals, walking dogs, petting the animals, grooming, cleaning cages/kennels, general help.
  • Outside The Shelter:  Manning booths at fairs and pet adoption events, fundraising, telephone calling (volunteers, donations), assisting with education programs in schools, distribution of pet flyers, etc. 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.  If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must be present to sign the volunteer agreement.
  • Must complete a Volunteer Application.
  • Must successfully complete a three part Volunteer Orientation.
  • Must execute a Waiver of Liability.