Volunteer FAQ

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A: The minimum age to volunteer is 10. A trained, qualified adult must accompany volunteers between the ages of 10 and 14. Volunteers 15 and over must demonstrate the ability to work unsupervised after training.

Q: How do I become a volunteer?

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a general orientation session. You will learn about FCAC as well as its policies, procedures and volunteer opportunities. Step two will be an instructional training in which individuals learn animal handling, customer service and light cleaning duties.

Q: Will I be able to work directly with the animals?

A: You will need training for many animal-handling duties. . As a volunteer trained to handle animals, you will responsible for the safety of the public and the animals at all times.

Q: When can I volunteer?

A: Once you have completed orientation and training, you are able to volunteer whenever you have spare time and the shelter is open. The shelter is open to volunteer the following days and hours:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday - 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday - By special arrangement