Volunteering is a great way to help out the community, hang out with animals, meet new people all in just a few hours!

We are in need of a wide variety of volunteer duties.

  • Morning and evening Kennel and Cat room cleaning and feeding of animals
  • Walking Dogs
  • Offsite – Event assistant (we have many outreach events!)
  • Gardening
  • Foster Home
  • Office/Retail Store
  • Janitorial

More details for each job are located here.

Volunteers must be 18. We require a commitment of one shift per week.

Complete a volunteer application 

After you complete an application, you will be contacted by email to be scheduled for a shelter orientation class that we hold once a month.

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Volunteer Spotlight

 Kandice Zinter

Volunteer Spotlight-Kandice Zinter

Kandice Zinter with a shelter kitten

Kandice Zinter began volunteering for Newberg Animal Shelter in October after finding us on Google.  She is a nurse living here short-term.  Kandice’s partner travels for work.  She travels with him and works if she can obtain her nursing license in the state they are in.  She is an animal lover at heart, so she decided to volunteer at Newberg Animal Shelter while she is in Oregon.

Kandice has fun while she volunteers.  She enjoys being around all the sweet babies, and finds the staff and other volunteers kind and accommodating.  Also, she says it feels good to be helping.

On one of her first days volunteering, Kandice enjoyed sitting in with the adult cats.  They hovered and loved all over her.  They are all so sweet, it is hard not to want to take them all home.

Kandice has met a lot of wonderful people volunteering at Newberg Animal Shelter.  She sees the dedicated volunteers working efficiently and wanting what is best for the animals.  Whether the need is big or small, everyone is committed to the animals.

Kandice would like potential volunteers to know that it is a lot of hard work to volunteer at the shelter.  It is not just playing with the animals, but it also takes a lot of effort that people don’t think about.  All of the animals need individual care every day.

Kandice, a born caregiver, grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida with two older brothers.  She received her nursing degree at Indian River State College.  When she is not volunteering at Newberg Animal Shelter, she is cooking and cleaning at home.  She likes to craft and refinish furniture.  She enjoys trying new food, travel, and going out dancing.  She looks forward to eventually moving back to Florida, buying a home, and having kids.


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