How old do you have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers ages 18 and up are always welcome! Teenagers’ ages 15 through 17 are able to volunteer with the signed consent of a parent or guardian.
We also invite families to volunteer if a parent would like to bring in their child ages 12 through 14. Family volunteers must stay together at all times.
When can I volunteer?
Our shelter is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and weekends from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. Volunteers are welcome during those hours as well as a few hours prior to open.
How do I start the process of becoming a volunteer?
Step 1 – Complete the volunteer application form.
Step 2 – Attend volunteer orientation and complete training. Orientation is offered several times per month and involves orientation, classroom training and hands on training.
Following completion of this training you will be asked to take a quiz. Once this has been aced you are ready to start!
When you come in for your first volunteer shift, we want to get you outfitted with an official t-shirt and name tag.
Once I’m an active volunteer, how do I create my schedule?
Animal Services utilizes Volgistics to schedule and organize volunteers. Once registered, you can update your schedule through this program.
Do you have a question we haven’t answered?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator Crystal Kincaid at Crystal.Kincaid@ocfl.net for more information on our exciting volunteer program.