Update: Animal Services Steps Closer to Full Reopening on Oct. 1. Click here for more information. 

Volunteer Program

  • Current and approved volunteers may start volunteering at the shelter in a limited capacity.
  • All volunteers must sign up prior to coming to the shelter.
  • Learn about volunteer activities.

Online Orientations

Interested in becoming a volunteer and/or a foster for Arlington Animal Services? Online orientations are now available! We are always looking for new perspective volunteers!

Volunteers are needed in the Foster Pet Program! Interested in fostering an animal in need? After completing the volunteer orientation above, please also complete the Foster Pet Program orientation and quiz. You can help save a life!

Arlington Animal Services is looking for volunteers. Volunteering for Animal Services is an opportunity to:

  • Give back to the Community
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Make use of your talents and abilities
  • Achieve new skills
  • Explore career possibilities
  • Improve communication skills
  • Stimulate new friendships
  • Receive personal satisfaction
  • Make a difference!

If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the link below to complete a volunteer application. If you have questions about any available volunteer opportunities please call 817-459-6183. Youth ages 10-17 may volunteer when accompanied by a parent or guardian. We would love to have you as part of our team as we work hard to save lives.

View the Pre-Volunteer Orientation


Adoptable Pets Socialization Requirements