Volunteers are an essential part of Providence Animal Center's lifesaving mission. Our robust volunteer program places volunteers in nearly every department.
We always need volunteers to assist with the following:
- Dog Kennels & Cattery: Cleaning, socialization, training & enrichment
- 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:
Lisa Wetherby | Volunteer Department | 610-566-1370 x238
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.
Other ways to help Providence Animal Center:
- 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
Smarty Paws Reading
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.
Delco Dog Trotter Program
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.