Indianapolis Animal Care Services: Animal Care Volunteer

Indianapolis Animal Care Services

Indianapolis Animal Care Services’ dedicated team of volunteers come in weekly to care for hundreds of animals. In 2023 alone, volunteers donated over 23,500 hours; but more help is desperately needed. To become a volunteer, first complete the online volunteer application. Once the application has been reviewed, applicants will get an email about how to sign up for orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will learn about all the different ways they can help and next steps!

IACS also offers one-time volunteer opportunities for groups. Please email Volunteer Coordinator for more info.

Volunteer Needs

Some examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Walking Dogs
  • Caring for Cats
  • Providing Enrichment for Cats and Dogs
  • Participating in our “Doggy Day Out” Program
  • Staffing Events
  • Supporting Medical
  • Taking Animal Photos
  • Doing Laundry and Dishes
  • Cleaning and Organizing


  • Time: Volunteers must commit to working at least eight (8) hours per month.
  • Age: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and those between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Guardians must also fill out an application to volunteer and attend orientation.
  • Volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 need a parent’s signature to participate.
  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old to walk dogs.

Volunteer Registration

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