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Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our animals. Our caring and hard-working volunteers help in a variety of programs throughout the year. Our most urgent needs are helping at the shelter, but we also need volunteers for community outreach, fundraising, and special events, grant writing, publication coordinator, volunteer coordinator, marketing, and others. We invite you to join our volunteer team today by completing a few easy steps:

Step 1) Complete the form and volunteer documents. All volunteers must complete the digital form which provides us with your contact information, understanding of what areas you would like to help, waiver, release, and agreement. 


Step 2) Register on HelperHelper.  At the end of this form, you will have access to register on HelperHelper which enables you to sign up for volunteer opportunities. You can download the HelperHelper mobile app to view and sign up for opportunities or you can access your volunteer profile through your desktop computer.

Step 3) Commit to Volunteering.  With our flexible hours, you’ll be able to tailor your volunteer experience around your schedule. We can also give you activities that best suit your skills and interests.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers under 16 must have a parent or guardian with them.

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Step 1 - Your Volunteer Profile

Royal Animal Refuge is a privately funded, non-profit animal rescue organization. The information provided to Royal Animal Refuge by completing this form will enable us to direct you towards an appropriate, rewarding experience. This online application includes digital signatures. By completing the form, you agree that this online form has the same enforcement as a standard document with original signatures.
Some employers provide matching grant opportunities for employee volunteers. If you will provide us with your employer's name, we will check our database to see if they offer matching grants. Thank you!

Due to limited staff, adoptions are by appointment only.