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 cjuhl@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 wait-list, in the event someone cancels, we will contact you.
DOG COMPANION TRAINING   (Training held at ARL Main) 2.5-3 Hours

Mon., May 14 at 4:30 p.m. 
Wed., May 16 at 4:45 p.m.
Sun., May 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Sun., May 20 at 12:00 p.m.
Mon., May 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed., May 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Thur., May 24 at 4:30 p.m.

CAT COMPANION TRAINING  (Training held at ARL Main) 1.5-2 Hours

Sun.,  May 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Wed., May 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Thur., May 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Sun., May 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Wed., May 30 at 5:00 p.m.

  • ARL PetSmart ~ 1 Hour
    Training is held at ARL PetSmart (Ankeny).

    Prerequisites: Cat Companion Training
    Wed., May 23 at 5:00 p.m.
  • ARL West ~ 1 Hour
    Training is held at ARL West.

    Prerequisites: Cat & Dog Companion Training
    Sun., May 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Rabbit and Small Animal Companion Training ~2.5 hours
    Training is held at ARL South.

    (Class includes ARL South Training)   
    Sat., May 26 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Transport Trooper Training ~ 1 hour
    Preferred Dog & Cat Companion Training; 18+ (email volunteer@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 Chris (volunteer@arl-iowa.org).