Make a difference in the lives of our animals!

Spend time with homeless animals who need your love and care and meet fellow animal lovers!

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Volunteers work with cats or dogs once a week for a 3-hour shift.


Available shifts:

Weekdays:  6-9 PM
Weekends:  8:30-11:30 AM and 4-7 PM
Cats only:  Weekday mornings, 9 AM – noon



Time commitment: Because of the training investment involved and the way shifts are structured, we ask for at least a four-month commitment to a weekly shift. If this is not possible for you, we might have other ways for you to get involved, such as fundraising or offsite events.


Age: We welcome volunteers ages 16 and over. We ask that 16- and 17-year-olds be accompanied by a parent for training and for the first several shifts.




Junior Volunteer Program: For animal lovers who are 8-12 years old, we offer a Junior Volunteer Program, which involves monthly meetings at the shelter with educational programs and projects to help the animals.



How to volunteer:

Come to the shelter at 10:00 AM on any given Sunday for our orientation!


Email EASvolunteering@gmail.com