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 a class. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@arl-iowa.org 

  • Please sign up each volunteer attending the training individually.

Cat Companion Mentorship Shifts   (Training held at ARL Main) 1-3 Hours Sign up for shifts using Volgistics

  • 7-10 a.m. everyday
  • 1-2 p.m. everyday

Dog Companion Mentorship Shifts   (Training held at ARL Main) 1-3 Hours  Sign up for shifts using Volgistics

  • 7-10 a.m. everyday
  • 1-2 p.m. everyday

DOG COMPANION TRAINING   (Training held at ARL Main) 2.5-3 Hours

*More trainings coming soon*

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

Sunday, June 23  1:30-3:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEER AT SATELLITE LOCATION TRAINING
  • ARL PetSmart ~ 1.5 Hours
    Training is held at ARL PetSmart (Ankeny).

    Prerequisites: Cat Companion Training (must be at least 18 y.o.)
    Wednesday, May 22 5-6:30 p.m.
  • ARL West ~ 1 Hour
    Training is held at ARL West.

    Prerequisites: Cat Companion Training (required) & Dog Companion Training (preferred)
    Sunday, May 26, 3-4 p.m.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES  (Trainings held at ARL Main)
  • Transport Trooper Training ~ 3 hours
    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 level with handling/caring for different barn animals volunteer@arl-iowa.org.