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Volunteer at ARL


Choose to change the world for homeless pets

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. We are very grateful for your support. There are few things as rewarding as helping a homeless animal find a new home. When you volunteer at the ARL, you make a difference for homeless animals AND the people choosing to adopt them.

Volunteering can take a variety of forms. From serving as an ambassador spreading awareness in the community, to providing enrichment and socialization for an animal, to training other volunteers on how to support our mission, volunteer team members give their time and talent to change the lives of thousands of pets each year. We could not do what we do without you, and we have unmet needs waiting for more talented volunteers to help us fulfill our mission!

ARL volunteers are committed to furthering our mission to promote animal welfare, strengthen the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of pets.

  • New Volunteers

    New Volunteers

    Looking to start your journey as a volunteer and wondering how to get started? We've laid out the process step by step so you can start making a difference as soon as possible.

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  • One-time and Group Volunteers

    One-time and Group Volunteers

    Volunteers wishing to complete service hours for school, civic groups, religious organizations, or corporate volunteer-time-off programs offer invaluable support to our shelter. For volunteers unable to commit to more than 12 hours annually, we have opportunities to make the most of your time.

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  • Current or Returning Volunteers

    Current or Returning Volunteers

    Log in to your volunteer account to sign up for volunteer shifts at events and get additional volunteer notes.

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