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Volunteers are an integral part of our operations and help to ensure our continued success. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/guardian signature. Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you to attend one of our volunteer orientation sessions. We want to insure that you have a safe, comfortable and fun experience, so additional training may be provided based on particular tasks in which you choose to participate.

Ready to Volunteer? Click here to sign up online or download a PDF of the Volunteer application. Please send your completed Volunteer application forms to: PO Box 63, Monaca, PA 15061 or email to

We have a newly appointed Volunteer Coordinator.  This addition to the staff will be able to assist new and experienced volunteers alike with suggestions and inquiries.  Our Volunteer Coordinator will be on-site on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from approximately 5:30 to 7pm and 11am to 4pm on most Saturdays.

We are in need of volunteers to help with all of our upcoming events.

View a list of all of our upcoming events.

Volunteer Orientations classes will be held:

September 4th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
September 6th
11:00am - 12:30pm
September 9th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
September 20th
11:00am - 12:30pm

***Space is limited in each class, so please call or email to sign up.***

Each class will cover the basic information needed to volunteer at the shelter as well as 30 minutes of guided volunteer activities to start everyone off on the right foot!  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes if you want to begin volunteering with your class.  Please, no flip flops or open toed shoes.

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at or call 724-775-5801.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name, for what class and time you would like to attend and a good email address or phone number to reach you.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Cat Care:  Includes cleaning carriers, bowls and litter pans as well as socializing and grooming cats.

Clerical: Assembling medical folders and informational packets that are used for adoptions and other general office help. 

Dog Walking: Participate in morning walks Tuesdays through Fridays, and evening walks Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fundraising Activities: Participate in many diverse fundraising events that include a variety of activities such as selling Anderson Candies, volunteering at our Thrift Store in Beaver Falls, selling raffle tickets and hoagies or distributing and collecting donation banks at local businesses.

Fostering Animals: Open your home to shelter animals that needs a safe loving environment to thrive and get prepared for their forever homes.  View our Foster Services/Foster Requirements here.

General Kennel: Cleaning dog and cat bowls, helping with laundry, some general dog grooming and any general cleaning and organization in the kennel areas.

PetSmart Adoptions and Cat Care: Clean cat cages at our PetSmart locations. Coordinate with the staff to prepare cats and transport them to PetSmarts in Robinson Township, New Castle, Monaca and Cranberry adoption centers.

PetSmart Adopt-a-thons: Participate in off-site adoption events that happen throughout the year. Adoptable animals need transporting and care while participating in these events.  Also, volunteers that can answer questions and help our community are also needed.

Special Events: Participate in special events such as our annual Tails on the Trails Pet Walk, which is held each September in Brady's Run Park or programs such as our rabies clinics held on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 11am throughout the summer. 

Your volunteer experience is managed by volunteers and your application may pass through numerous hands before getting to the appropriate coordinator for scheduling. Please have patience with us!

Ready to Volunteer? Click here to sign up online or download a PDF of the Volunteer application. Please send your completed Volunteer application forms to: PO Box 63, Monaca, PA 15061 or email to

THANK YOU for supporting these projects and your interest in helping the animals and community of Beaver County!!!!

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