Volunteer Information

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Get Involved


You can make a difference in the life of a homeless animal by becoming a volunteer at the Iredell County Animal Services Department. We consistently need volunteer assistance!

Whether you walk dogs, wash blankets or assist with a fundraising event, you can help make a difference in the lives of animals in your own community. 


Application Process


In order to volunteer with Iredell County Animal Services and Control, you must be at least 14 years of age and complete a drug test. Background checks may also be conducted on all applicants.  Volunteers 16 years of age and under must have a parent or guardian present.

To volunteer, click here to read a description of the volunteer position and fill out a volunteer application.


Current Volunteers


Visit the Shift Scheduling for Authorized Volunteers page to access the volunteer center.



Volunteer Benefits


  • Be part of the solution: You’ll become part of the network of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll help make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and helping to spread the word of responsible pet ownership and animal protection.
  • Get a warm fuzzy feeling: You’ll be rewarded for your efforts by the grateful kisses and snuggles from an animal you’ve helped comfort.
  • Keep good company: You’ll make new friends and we don’t mean just the 4-legged ones. Working with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.
  • Discover a new you: You may discover skills you never knew you had and you will be surprised to find how much you are capable of achieving.
  • A new career? It’s possible: You may want to explore animal related careers.
  • Enjoy the wagging tails, purrs and smiles: After all, the best things in life are free!