Volunteer with us!

**If inquiring for the purpose of Court Ordered Community Service, please contact the Volunteer Manager at your preferred shelter location directly.**

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we would not be able to serve more than 35,000 pets annually without the much-needed support of our dedicated volunteers!  To help you get connected with our organization faster, all of our beginning training videos are online.  These training videos are required and contain important safety information that you’ll need to know before your first volunteer shift.  Once you’ve completed the online training following the steps below, you will receive instructions on getting paired with one of our mentors!

Below are the steps to starting your volunteer journey with us:

1. Download and review the Volunteer Manual.

    • 2. Fill out the volunteer application for Merriam or Independence.  During the application process, you will electronically acknowledge you’ve reviewed, understand and will adhere to the “Release and Waiver of Liability,” as well as all other policies outlined within the Volunteer Manual.  **Please allow up to two days for your application to be received and processed.

    • 4. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email explaining the next steps in your volunteer opportunity.  Please visit our tabs to learn more about service opportunities, having the mindset that the sky is the limit! Not sure where you fit in? Email or call one of our Volunteer Managers at the information listed at the bottom of the page to learn more about where your help is needed most!

    • Volunteer Hours:

Monday, Tuesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Volunteer Contact: