Volunteer Training

Thank you for volunteering at the ARL to help us CHANGE LIVES!
You will find all of our current volunteer training classes listed below. Click on the date to register for the class through Volgistics. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@arl-iowa.org

  • You MUST sign up EACH volunteer attending the training (including the number attending in your registration does this for you).
  • Space is limited, so please sign up early.
  • If an training you wish to take is full, please let us know so that we can place you on the training waitlist, in the event someone cancels, we will contact you.
DOG COMPANION TRAINING   (Trainings held at ARL Main) 2.5-3 Hours

Thurs., Oct 26 at 4 p.m.
Fri., Oct 27 at 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct 28 at 9 a.m.

CAT COMPANION TRAINING  (Trainings held at ARL Main) 1 Hour

Sun., Oct 22 at 2 p.m.
Wed., Oct 25 at 5 p.m.
Thurs., Oct 26 at 5 p.m.
Sun., Oct 29 at 10 a.m.
Sun., Oct 29 at 3 p.m.

VOLUNTEER AT SATELLITE LOCATION TRAININGS
  • ARL PetSmart ~ 1 Hour
    Training is held at ARL PetSmart (Ankeny).

    Prerequisites: Cat Companion Training
    Wed., Oct 18 at 5 p.m.
     
  • ARL West ~ 1 Hour
    Training is held at ARL West.

    Prerequisites: Cat & Dog Companion Training
    Sun., Oct 22 at 10:30 a.m.
     
  • ARL South Training ~1 hour
    Training is held at ARL South.

    Prerequisites: Cat Companion Training
    *October dates TBA*
     

  • Rabbit and Small Animal Companion Training ~2.5-3 hours
    Training is held at ARL South.

    (Class includes ARL South Training)   
    Sat., Oct 21 at 9 a.m.

  • Cat Companion Training ~1 hour
    Training is held at ARL South.

    (Class includes ARL South Training)
    *October dates TBA*

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Trainings held at ARL Main)
  • Adoption Ambassador Training
    Prerequisites: Tier One Dog Companion Training; 16+; 12 hours of recorded Tier One Dog Companion volunteering completed
    Email Kevin to coordinate: (kburton@arl-iowa.org)
     
  • Paws on the Pavement (includes OFFSITE): Walk/Run Dogs ~1.5 hours
    Prerequisites: Tier One Dog Companion Training; 16+; 12 hours of recorded Tier One Dog Companion volunteering completed
    Email Kevin to coordinate: (kburton@arl-iowa.org
     
  • Animal House Store ~2 hours
    Email Megan to coordinate 1-on-1 Trainings: (mprimrose@arl-iowa.org)
     
  • Second Chance Ranch Barn Volunteer 
    Prerequisites: Must be 16 with a trained adult or 18 to volunteer alone.
    Please Email a summary of your experience and comfort levels of handling/caring for different barn related animals to Kevin (kburton@arl-iowa.org).