Court-ordered Community Service

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a firm believer in second chances and has opportunities set up specifically to help individuals finish court-ordered community service time. 

What Court-ordered Community Service Includes

Available shifts to complete hours run from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week, and the work you will be performing is strictly janitorial. You will not be handling the animals. If you would like to work with the animals, we encourage you to come back and go through our training as a regular volunteer.

Please note: we do not accommodate individuals with past or present assault, harassment, theft, or animal abuse charges.

Steps to Getting Started

  1. Pay a small class fee and attend a 1-hour orientation that includes a brief presentation about the ARL, tour of the shelter, and training on tasks you will be responsible for during your completion of hours. Orientation does not count towards your hours.

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  2. Fill out the volunteer application on the My Impact volunteer site
  3. Sign up for shifts through your My Impact volunteer profile