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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to join our volunteer team? Call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Tammy Roberts at (561) 233-1281 or to get started! Initial interview with the Volunteer Coordinator is a are pre-requisite for any volunteer position at the shelter.

Volunteer Positions Available:

  • Lost and Found (assisting pet owners with lost and found pets)

  • Community Projects & Special Events (volunteer to work displays and events)

  • Pawpurrazzi Volunteer (photographer)

  • Customer Service Greeters (welcome the public and assist with adoptions)

  • Cat Socializing (exercising and socializing cats in the adoption program)

  • Foster Care
  • Pet Exercise & Play Group Program (bathing, walking, and socializing the dogs)

  • Spay Shuttle Client Registration (registration table each morning)

  • Educational Programs and Tours (presenting educational programs at the elementary, middle, and high schools)

  • Kennel Care Assistant (caring and feeding the animals)

Student Volunteer Program for School Credit: Complete a student application and call (561) 233-1281 for more information. This program is for students ages 12-17 to earn school credit hours by collecting the pet food and supplies needed to support the 'Foster Care' program. For those students required to provide Court Appointed Community Service hours, the program is restricted to ages 12-17 only.

Adult Court Appointed Community Service
Adults, age 18 and older, with 20 or more court appointed community service hours must be approved by shelter officials. Upon completion of application, please call Tammy Roberts, Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 233-1281 for an interview appointment.

Animal Care and Control operates seven days a week. The pet adoption program and business hours at the shelter are Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers working with customers should schedule their volunteer hours during business hours. Other positions working in the kennel with dogs and clinic areas have a more flexible work schedule throughout the day. Some volunteer positions require work-experience in handling animals.


Contact Us


Main Facility
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Shelter Hours:
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
Shelter Map

Main Phone:
(561) 233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
(561) 276-1344

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
Stray/Injured Pick Up (561) 233-1200, extension 0
Spay/Neuter Clinic (561) 233-SPAY
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