As a volunteer-run organization, we cannot carry out our live saving efforts without the help of someone just like you!

Browse all of  our volunteer opportunities below and find the ones that appeal to you.

Then just register for Maddie‘s Fund. Sign in, and then go to https://university.maddiesfund.org/products/animal-aid-society-volunteer-training-canine and register for the training.

If you experience any issues, email maddiesuniversity@maddiesfund.org and they will get right back to you!


Once you have completed the online training, please send an email with the certificates attached to volunteer@animalaidsociety.org and we will get you scheduled for an on site orientation.

We look forward to having you join us!


Kennel Caretakers are the backbone of our shelter.

The shelter houses approximately 30-35 dogs and is open from 9:00a.m. to noon seven days a week regardless of weather conditions. KCs feed the dogs, clean the runs, and walk/play with pups in an assigned section.

Ideally, Caretakers are able to commit to one shift a week for scheduling purposes.

Please note you must be at least 18 years of age.


Volunteers needed for our PM shift (3:30 – 5:30’ish PM) at the shelter.

– Assisting current PM shift volunteers with meal / medication prep for our shelter dogs.

– Give our shelter dogs some much needed time, love & attention & some time outside of their kennels. These activities can include a short walk, a good snuggle, a game of tug or one of our many enrichment activities that can be provided by our dog training & enrichment team!

Please note you must be at least 18 years of age.



1) Enrich – Find out what your dog enjoys doing and do it.

2) Document – Take note of your dog’s likes/dislikes. What are their favorite activities? What startles them? How do you calm them down? This information will go in our Training Updates so all volunteers can better understand your dog, and will be used by the Adoption Committee to help AAS place your dog in the right forever home.

3) Lastly, and most importantly, simply love on all of the pups and give them some much needed time and attention!

To become a Companion:

Complete the online, self-paced Maddie’s Fund training modules (see below.) Then complete 16-hour hands-on period during regular shift hours (9 AM-12 PM or 3:30 – 5:30 PM).

Please note you must be at least 18 years of age.


Are you outgoing, energetic and love helping a worthy cause while having fun?

We are always looking for volunteers to help us think of new, fun & creative fundraising ideas & events as well as people who are able to volunteer at offsite events.


No special training necessary. You will sign a waiver each day you come to walk a dog. Walkers under the age of 18 years are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the waiver. The parent or guardian is required to supervise the walk and remain on the premises for the duration of the visit. Persons under the age of 16 years cannot walk a dog by themselves; if the parent or guardian wishes to have a second leash attached to the dog that will work.



Maintenance tends to our facility buildings, runs, and fences on Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 12pm – 3pm (weather permitting)


Enjoy connecting with people?

Greeters help daily shift operations by interacting with visitors and asking for dogs to be brought up to prospective adopters. Having someone “front of house” is invaluable for the daily shift operations and allows our Kennel Caretakers to concentrate on the tasks in their section.


We have 7 acres of land to care for – including open fields and flower beds. If you are interested in mowing/trimming, tending flower beds (including our memorial garden), as well as doing other general cleanup. This work is essential in ensuring a safe and attractive facility for our volunteers and visitors. Lots of “hands” in a few hours can accomplish a lot!


It’s not all dog walking and poop scooping – there is a lot of administrative tasks associated to caring for the pups. Scanning, archival, filing…you name it, we likely need it done! If you have a knack for record keeping and/or digital organization, this could be the job for you!

Have questions in the interim? Send us a message…