Do You Want to Help the Animals?
The Salt Lake County Animal Services Volunteer Program exists to support and enhance the goals of our shelter:
- Serve our customers
- Reunite lost pets with their owners
- Increase the number of licensed pets in our jurisdictions
- Increase the number of shelter adoptions
- Ensure that people who adopt pets from our shelter are happy with their adoptions
- Keep our shelter animals healthy, clean, safe, and happy
- Encourage responsible pet ownership which includes licensing, spaying/neutering, and understanding the relevant local ordinances
To get started, please join us for our next volunteer orientation and training where you will learn our animal handling procedures, meet our staff, tour our facility, and learn our volunteer protocols. Volunteer orientations are listed on our Event Calendar each month, so click the button above to find the next one.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter. Volunteers that are between the ages of 13-17 may be accepted into the bottle baby program, and will need to be accompanied by a parent to all trainings and shifts. Not all volunteers between the ages of 13-17 will be accepted.
List of Duties
We are always in need of volunteers to help us at the shelter and at events in the community. On-going volunteer activities include:
- Bottle-feeding unweaned and orphaned kittens
- Exercising and socializing animals
- Grooming and training
- Preparing treats and toys
- Photographing, writing, and networking about our animals up for adoption
Special projects may include:
- Facilities maintenance
- Outreach and educational campaigns
- Much, much more
Community Service Workers
If you need hours for court-mandated Community Service, we want your help. Our Community Service program involves helping clean kennels. Hours are available every day of the week (early morning shifts only). This program will not involve direct contact with the animals.
Call us at 385-GOT-PETS (385-468-7387) for further information about community service.