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At The Circle of Life, we rely on the dedication and hard work of our volunteers to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Volunteering is a rewarding and fulfilling experience that allows you to make a pawsitive impact on the world and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for animal welfare.

Why Volunteer?

As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Make a difference in the lives of animals in need

  • Learn new skills and gain valuable experience

  • Connect with other animal lovers and make new friends

  • Give back to your community and make a positive impact on the world

  • Have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of helping others


We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit different interests, skills, and schedules. Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Animal care: help with feeding, cleaning, walking, and socializing animals

  • Event support: assist with organizing and running fundraising events. Help with fundraising campaigns and donor communications

  • Administration: help with data entry, filing, and other administrative tasks

  • Outreach: represent The Circle of Life at community events and promote our mission and services

  • Photography and Videography: take photos and videos of our animals for adoption listings and promotional materials

  • Maintenance: assist with facility maintenance, repairs, and cleaning

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Our Requirements

We welcome volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. However, we do have some requirements for volunteers:

  • Age: volunteers under 18 must have parental consent and supervision

  • Commitment: we ask that volunteers commit to a regular schedule of at least 3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months

  • Training: all volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation and training session before starting their volunteer work

  • Attitude: volunteers must be enthusiastic, pawsitive, and respectful towards our staff, other volunteers, and our animals

How to Apply

Please complete our volunteer application form to qualify.

We'll review your application and contact you to schedule a volunteer orientation and training session. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for considering The Circle of Life as your volunteer destination. We look forward to welcoming you to our team and working together to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. The Volunteer Application form is hosted of-site on Airtable.

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