Volunteer with us!

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program at The Center for Animal Health & Welfare.

We are always in need of assistance to take care of our animals and run our programs.

We strive to open our doors to anyone who wants to support our work in the community and help homeless pets.

We offer opportunities to volunteer for community service and court-mandated community service.

We accept applicants starting at age 12, although 12-15-year-olds must have a parent or guardian supervising/volunteering along-side them. You must be 18 or older to walk a dog on your own.

If you are younger than 12 and would like to help out, we can create special opportunities for you, or you can stop by and read to one of the dogs or cats residing in our facility through our Friends of Fred Reading Program during our normal operating hours.

Please note that we are open to volunteers at the following times:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday – 8:30-3:30
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – 8:30-5:30

We offer at least two volunteer orientations a month. You can call the Front Desk at 610-252-7722 ext. 6 to sign up for an upcoming orientation. You can fill out the application in advance or at the orientation.

At Volunteer Orientation, you will tour the facility learning more about the opportunities available to you as a volunteer at CAHW. In addition, you will learn important policies that you must agree to in order to become a volunteer. Upon completion, you will sign up for a training opportunity that reflects your interest as a volunteer. Once you have completed that training you will be able to access our Volunteer Calendar and sign up for opportunities that reflect your interests and the training you completed. We do ask for a minimum commitment of 5 hours a month.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please contact our Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator, Mitra Wilkenfeld, at or 610-252-7722 ext 4.

Thank you for your commitment to the homeless pets in our community!

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member of our team.

Volunteer Application

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​in joining our organization.

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