Volunteers are an essential part of Providence Animal Center’s lifesaving mission. Without volunteers, we would not have been able to place 4,002 cats and dogs into forever homes in 2017!
We offer many volunteer opportunities in and outside of the Adoption Center.
Volunteers must be 18 years old or 16 years old with a parent’s consent.
Providence Animal Center has a robust volunteer program with volunteers working in every single department within the organization. We always need volunteers to assist with the following:
- Dog Kennels & Cattery: Cleaning, socialization, training & enrichment
- Dog walking
- Bathers and groomers
- Off-site adoption event support
- Photography & online promotion of the animals
- Drivers for transporting animals to and from our safe haven
- Office and Front Desk help – filing, follow-up calls, greeting
- Large & small event committees
To apply to become a volunteer, please visit our Adoption Center during our open hours and fill out a Volunteer Submission Form, which can be found at the front desk. For specific questions about our Volunteer Program, please contact:
We are fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people wanting to help, so please be patient and know that we’re trying to find the best-suited people for our program. There are limited openings in certain areas of our volunteer program, so we use an interview process to fill the available positions. We will call you to arrange for a phone or in-person interview.
Here are some other ways to help Providence Animal Center
if you are not able to volunteer in the facility:
- Raise money for our animals by hosting a bake sale, car wash or other fundraiser
- Organize a pet food collection drive in your community, perhaps at your school or church
- Collect gently used sheets, towels and other items from our Wish List
- Hang flyers promoting animals for adoption and upcoming events
- Share our Facebook posts on your personal Facebook page
- More ways you can help
Kids between ages of 5-13 are invited to take part in this enrichment program for children and shelter cats. The shelter can be a stressful environment for cats. The higher the levels of stress, the more prone they are to becoming sick. The sound and interaction of children reading to cats is both soothing and stress-relieving for our homeless cats awaiting homes. Studies have shown that children reading to pets helps with learning disabilities because it provides them with a relaxing, stress and judgment-free outlet for them to practice their reading. In addition to providing an enriching environment for our cats, this program helps promote adoption, encourage treating animals with kindness and teaches the importance of spaying/neutering. Learn more here.
The Delco Dog Trotters is a group of runners who work with the higher energy dogs awaiting adoption at our Adoption Center. It’s a great way to help our cause while getting a great workout. Are you an athletic animal lover? Well, then maybe it’s time to become a Delco Dog Trotter! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lisa Wetherby.