Orange County Government, Florida

Volunteer

Get involved, make a difference

About Volunteering

Orange County Animal Services is looking for volunteers available Monday through Friday to join our team! If you are highly motivated, love animals, and want to volunteer at the Orange County Animal Services, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. There are many opportunities to help the animals including the jobs listed below. If you have a special interest, just let us know!

We love our adult volunteers! We also offer a youth program for volunteers ages 15-17.

Volunteering is fun, rewarding, and saves lives! Register for our next volunteer orientation today.

Volunteering Commitment

Please understand that becoming a volunteer does take training time in order to learn the proper animal handling procedures. As a result we ask that all volunteers commit to volunteering with Orange County Animal Services for at least eight hours a month for six months.

Please note: Hours needed for school (community service hours) will not be released until the student meets all requirements.

To Get Started

  1. Volunteer Orientation:
    • Contact volunteer coordinator, Crystal Kincaid to register for orientation. See Contact Us below.
  2. Learn and practice safe animal handling according to Orange County Animal Services cat & dog guidelines.
    • One-on-one training will be provided after attending orientation.

Positions include:

  • Customer Service Greeters
  • Dog companion and Adoptions
  • Cat companion and Adoptions
  • Offsite and Special Events Adoptions
  • Photography assistant (must have camera and experience)

Community Service

If you would like to participate in our Court Ordered Community service program, you must email the Volunteer Coordinator to set up an appointment. This is a separate program and not the same as volunteering. You must bring documentation stating your name and charges to register. We do not accept walk-ins.

Contact Us

Orange County Animal Services
Volunteer Coordinator
2769 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839-2162

Email: Crystal.Kincaid@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-3111

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.