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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Pocatello Animal Services Lowers Age for Volunteers, Debuts Online Volunteer Application


If you’re looking to get an early start on your volunteer career, now’s your chance.

Monday, Pocatello Animal Services lowered the age for volunteers who are interested in donating their time and effort to the animals at the Pocatello Animal Shelter. Now, volunteers must be a minimum of 16-years-old and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Previously, volunteers needed to be 18-years-old to sign up.

“There are numerous ways to help out,” said Rhett Nicks, Animal Services Director. “It’s everything from working with the dogs on the property, spending time with cats, bathing or grooming the animals, and helping with fundraisers as well as outreach events. No matter how you decided to help, your time will make a difference for the animals.”

In addition to the change in age, volunteers can now apply online at Prospective volunteers are asked to fill out a series of questions on demographic information, availability, and why they’d like to be a volunteer. Once the application is submitted, you will receive a call or email within a week to schedule your volunteer orientation.

“We want the volunteer experience to go as smoothly as possible and that includes the application process,” Nicks said. “Rather than having to stop by the shelter and spend the 15 to 30 minutes to fill out the application, they can now do it from the comfort from their own home.”

If you have any questions about the change in volunteer age, you can email Animal Services staff at or call staff at 208-234-6156.

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