Becoming a Volunteer
The services that volunteers provide are critical to the operation of the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center. There are many ways to help.
Our number one goal is to place our adoptable animals into responsible homes and to ensure that all of our shelter animals are cared for and comforted as much as possible during their stay with us. We could not provide such outstanding care without the assistance of a dedicated volunteer force. Thank you for wanting to help our animals!
Want to Become a Volunteer? Contact us!
Submit an Application
Please fill out a volunteer application and bring it with you to your orientation.
Attend a Volunteer Orientation
Orientations provide an important overview of our organization, give specific information about our volunteer programs, training classes, and additional volunteer requirements and opportunities. Sign up for the next available volunteer orientation. Space is limited, so only people who have signed up for an orientation will be able to attend. Friends, family members or pets cannot accompany you to the orientations.
Sign up for orientation
If you have signed up for an orientation and are no longer able to attend, please go back to the sign up and cancel or reschedule for a future date.
Schedule Your In-Shelter Training
Hands-on training with a Volunteer Mentor or a Volunteer Team Leader to train you for the work you will be doing.