We are excited to offer an invitation to volunteers who would like to join our team and work alongside our amazing staff. Your contributions are invaluable, and we deeply appreciate your positive impact. Volunteering is more than just completing tasks; it’s a chance to find fulfillment, create meaningful connections, and make a difference in our community. As a volunteer, you will have a chance to play a crucial role in various essential tasks, including:

  • Training and socialization for dogs
  • Socialization and grooming for cats
  • Animal database entry
  • Fundraising and outreach
  • Recruitment of new volunteers
  • And more…









Volunteer Positions



Rescue Transport Volunteer

Cat Socializer Volunteer

Shy/Fearful Cat Socializer Volunteer

Feline Feeder Volunteer

Dog Walker Volunteer

Video & TikTok Creator Volunteer

Donation Sorter Volunteer

Foster Program Coordinator Volunteer

Dog Volunteer Coordinator








Volunteers must be at least 13 years old, with those aged 13-18 requiring accompaniment by a parent or guardian.

To commence your volunteering journey at our shelter, kindly complete our Volunteer Application and submit the Volunteer Position you are interested in to lorraine@animalarkmn.org. Please make sure to mention the name of the volunteer position you are interested in, in the subject line of your email. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at volunteer@animalarkmn.org.


Volunteer Application

*Printed copies will be available at the meeting for signing


Volunteer Waiver

Volunteer Manual

Volunteer Protocol Adherence

Volunteer Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreement

Social Media Best Practices for Animal Ark Volunteers

Dog Walker Volunteer Guide

Cat Volunteer Tip Sheet

No-Kill Policy

Animal Precaution & Safety Policy

Animal Intake Policy

Whistleblower Policy





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