In addition to BARC’s dedicated staff, BARC relies on teams of trained, responsible volunteers to provide extra care and services to the public and our animals housed at BARC.
Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational and fun. You can have a significant positive impact on the lives of homeless animals. Giving a puppy a bath, reading to cats, or taking a dog for a walk will touch your heart and keep you coming back for more. It’s especially rewarding to see how the animals respond immediately to the love they receive while they are at the shelter.
Here’s what you need to do to begin your volunteer journey at BARC!
Step 1 - watch a short presentation about BARC's mission and volunteer opportunities
Step 2 - schedule BARC Shelter Orientation and Tour. The orientation and tour take approximately 2.5 hours.
Step 3 - schedule your first volunteer shift/hands-on orientation
IMPORTANT! Please read all of the following to ensure you’re eligible to attend orientation!
- You must be 13 years or older to volunteer at BARC. Volunteers under 16yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent while on site.
- Attendees under 18 must be accompanied to the Volunteer Orientation by a parent or guardian.
IF YOU ARE LOGGING SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, YOU MUST COMMIT TO AT LEAST 25 HOURS OF SERVICE in order TO ATTEND ORIENTATION.