Marion County Dog Services Volunteer Information
Are you interested in helping Marion County’s homeless dogs?
We are looking for volunteers who are committed, caring and responsible to truly make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and homeless animals in our care. The Marion County Dog Shelter’s volunteer program has a variety of options for anyone wanting to help dogs either directly or indirectly. You can make a difference!
How to Become a Volunteer
For more information or to register for orientation, please
email us or call 503-566-6966.
To get the ball rolling, complete a
volunteer application. For more information about volunteering, please read our
Volunteer & Intern Orientation Manual.
Volunteer Time Commitment
Once you have attended an orientation, you can set your own schedule. When you have free time, just drop in when it is convenient for you during our open hours. Only a few positions required advance scheduling: Outreach Worker, Adoption Counselor, and Shelter Tech.
We need caring & enthusiastic volunteers to walk and play with the dogs throughout the day.
Volunteers are needed to promote the Dog Shelter’s programs and dog adoptions at offsite events.
We are always busy in the office. You'll perform general office duties and assist the public.
This job requires experience as a shelter volunteer and additional training with shelter staff. You'll help match people with pets.
This job takes place in your own home. Most often we need foster parents willing to devote the time, attention and affection to puppies with or without mamas, dogs recovering from surgery or illness, and dogs with behavioral issues. We supply the training and all the food and supplies.
Click here for more information.
Experienced drivers are needed to transport shelter animals to veterinary appointments, offsite special events, and other shelters and rescues.
Special Events Helper!
The Dog Shelter sponsors special community and in-house events that could use volunteer help.
Assist our shelter staff in maintaining the safety and well being of the dogs in our care, which may include handling dogs for evaluation, taking temperatures, running tests, clean up after dogs, and assisting with feeding. Previous shelter tech experience required.
Don't miss our upcoming volunteer orientation
If you are wanting to become a volunteer, please register for our next volunteer orientation, which consists of an orientation and two trainings. The orientation and trainings take place at the shelter. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate.
You must RSVP to confirm your attendance at any of our orientations. Without confirming your attendance there is no guarantee that there will be space available. Please
click here to RSVP.
Saturday Morning Volunteer Orientations
Where: 3550 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem (shelter location)
Please contact the shelter at 503-566-6966 for available date and times.
Be helpful. Be happy. Volunteer.