How You Can Help
APL is a private, not-for-profit organization with a small paid staff. We have a constant need for volunteers to assist in caring for our animals, and to keep our community programs and events operating efficiently. From walking our dogs three times a day to serving food at our annual Chili Supper; to clipping nails and cleaning cats' ears to selling candy and holiday greenery; to answering phones to taking our animals to visit nursing home residents; the volunteer opportunities at APL are endless and constantly expanding. APL is open to volunteers every day of the year from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an overview of volunteer opportunities, join us for a New Volunteer Orientation. Sign up for a one on one or over the phone orientation here!
Sign up for an orientation with the button above. Limited spaces are available for each session.
Volunteer experiences include dog walking, cleaning, cat & dog socialization, pet therapy visits, office work, humane education, adoption events, fundraising and much more!
Volunteers under 16 years old must volunteer with a parent or legal guardian, and all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to orientations and trainings.
Orientations are located at the APL at 1001 Taintor Road in Springfield. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.