PeachesVolunteering is an immeasurably rewarding experience and integral to the success of Animal Ark’s mission.

We want each volunteer to feel that he or she is a part of our team, each important to our overall success. The shelter could not exist without the support of volunteers who bring a diversity of interests, knowledge, expertise, and caring to our organization. 

The shelter relies on dedicated volunteers to provide:

  • training and socialization for dogs
  • socialization and grooming for cats
  • adoption counseling & Meet N’ Greets
  • post-adoption follow-ups
  • animal database entry
  • fundraising and outreach
  • recruitment of new volunteers
  • and more…

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To get started volunteering at our shelter or for more information, please complete our Volunteer Application.   You can contact us at volunteer@animalarkmn.org with questions.

Volunteer Application

*Printed copies will be available at the meeting for signing

No Kill Policy
Animal Precaution & Safety Policy
Volunteer Manual
Volunteer Waiver
Animal Intake Policy
Whistleblower Policy
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Dog Mentor Session Checklist * Required for Dog Volunteers*
Cat Volunteer Tip Sheet *Required for Cat Volunteers*




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