Volunteer Information

Our goal here at the shelter is to see every animal adopted or transferred out to a dedicated rescue group. The shelter accepts volunteers 7 days a week. You must come in and fill out a volunteer application and then you may come whenever we are open. Volunteers will be allowed to bathe animals, walk dogs, socialize with the animals, clean cat and dog kennels. We are happy to have you help out with any shelter functions you are comfortable working with such as transporting animals to rescue organizations/vet appointments and adoption events. We are also in need of foster families to foster dogs and cats from the shelter until we can find them a forever home. Our volunteers are an invaluable resource and we thank them all for their service!

Donations are always welcome.  To see a list of items needed click our Shelter Wish List.


Below is our  Shelter Volunteer Application. All forms will need to be filled out before you begin volunteer work. Please read carefully, complete form and return to the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter. If you have any questions please contact us!


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