Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Please review the opportunities below for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities for ages 10-13

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Are you interested in helping homeless dogs and cats? Do you have school required volunteer hours, or an extracurricular requirement to complete community service? Please check out our Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter Kids Guide to learn about volunteer opportunities for our Junior Volunteers.


Volunteer Opportunities for ages 14 & up
Shelter Cleaning: Our shelter is open for adoptions 7 days a week, which means we need help cleaning and caring for our adoptable animals everyday! If you are interested in assisting us with cleaning, we need help washing dishes, sanitizing litter pans, washing laundry, mopping, sweeping, cleaning crates, and more. Cleaning is completed primarily in the morning, so help is needed beginning at 8 a.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must have completed a general orientation
  • Must be physically capable of cleaning tasks


Event Help/Fundraising
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is funded only through the generous donations of our supporters. Every year, our shelter hosts fundraisers to continue our lifesaving work. We need volunteer help for not only setup, event work, and cleanup, but also the work it takes to promote our fundraisers, solicit donations, create presentations, and more.  Also, if you are interested in hosting your own fundraiser to benefit our homeless dogs and cats, please check out our Special Event Guidelines.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must have completed a general orientation


Volunteer Opportunities for ages 18+ ONLY

Animal Socializing: We welcome our volunteers to spend quality time with our adoptable dogs and cats. Your time spent with an adoptable animal helps them feel loved, happy, and Anne and Lillycomfortable. Volunteers interested in walking dogs are asked to attend a Dog Walking orientation. These orientations are held monthly. Dog walking is available 7 days a week. Volunteers who would like to handle cats are asked to make an appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator to learn the rules of our catteries. Volunteers can handle our cats Monday-Friday during our hours of operation.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have completed a general orientation and dog walking orientation and/or cat socializing training
  • Must have completed at least 5 hours of volunteer work at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter with cleaning, events, or fundraising.

The first step to joining our Volunteer Program is to complete our online application:
Application: Volunteers Under 18
Application: Volunteers 18+