Pocatello Animal Shelter Community Service & Volunteering Opportunities

The Pocatello Animal Shelter has a volunteer program, including community service hour opportunities, for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers ensure our animals receive the care and human interaction they need. We need you!

Adult (16+) Volunteer and Community Service (any age) Opportunities

  • Working with animals on site
  • Bathing and grooming animals
  • Cleaning kennels and performing general kennel duties
  • Greeting and guiding patrons through the animal shelter
  • Helping with tasks in the front office
  • Assisting with fundraising and outreach events
  • Working on projects from home
  • Collecting or donating needed supplies to the shelter

For more information, please contact us.

Apply Now

Apply to be a volunteer or to complete community service hours by completing our online volunteer and community service application.

Project Ideas

  • Refer to our Wish List to organize a supply drive for shelter animals.
  • Organize a fundraiser such as a bake sale, paper paw tag sale, car wash, lemonade stand, or penny drive. You could also sell homemade items like jewelry.
  • Collect pet food for the shelter animals using our Pet Food Drive Starter Kit (PDF):
    • Wet Food: Paté cat and dog canned food is best.
    • Dry Food: Science Diet

Shelter Tours

Teachers, students, and youth groups may request educational shelter tours of our facilities or off-site presentations made at their schools or programs. Thank you for shining a light on the animals at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.