Volunteer FAQ


How old do volunteers need to be?

You must be at least 18 years old to join the adult volunteer program at AFRP.

If I am not yet 18 years old, but want to help, what can I do?

AFRP allows children under age 18 to volunteer with the supervision of a parent (both parent and child must go through the volunteer application and orientation process). Fostering a dog or cat at home is a wonderful family project. Students looking for community service hours can get credit for fostering or for special projects or fundraisers that help AFRP animals. Learn more about community service opportunities.

I work regular business hours. Can I volunteer after work or on weekends?

Weekend and evening volunteer opportunities are available.

What kind of commitment does AFRP require?

AFRP asks for a commitment of six months, at least eight hours a month.

Can I complete my court ordered community service at AFRP?

AFRP requires a six month minimum commitment from all volunteers. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate short term court ordered community service volunteers at this time. 

Are there ways I can volunteer from home?

Consider becoming an AFRP foster! Every new foster family means another pet rescued from over-burdened public shelters. Find out more about the foster program. 

After I attend orientation, how long until I can start volunteering?

Some volunteer jobs require training sessions while other jobs can be started right away. The AFRP Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to get you started as quickly as possible. 

Interested in volunteering?

Please fill out a Volunteer Application

If you have not received a response to your application within 7 days, please email us at volunteer@animalfriendsrescue.org. Thank you