Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. 

Volunteers make all the difference in the world to the animals at the center. Volunteers provide the animals with responsive and positive human contact, exercise and relief from their kennels and cages. The time volunteers spend is extraordinarily valuable to the animals and to the staff. The observations about the animals passed along to the staff assists in the care of the animals and in finding good matches in adoptive homes. Also, the word of mouth factor in advertising what kind of animals are available at the center creates more opportunities for adoption.

How to Volunteer  

Our orientation is now online and available for you to watch. This is the first step in our volunteer program, and we are excited that you are wanting to join our team. Check out the Orientation Video. The orientation is 22 minutes. Please note that court-mandated community service hours are not done through the volunteer program. Please call the front desk at 319-356-5295 for more information.

After you have watched the online orientation, you will need to submit the Online Orientation Quiz, which will be graded upon submittal.

If you have any problems, please email ADewolf@iowa-city.org

Volunteer with the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation

There are also many volunteer opportunities through the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation. Visit the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation website for more information.