Youth Volunteers

Volunteer Hours


Youths 6-13

Can accompany an adult on a scheduled Kid’s Day.

Teens 14-15

Must volunteer with an adult.
Both can apply below.

Teens 16-17

May volunteer alone.
Apply below.

it’s easy to join!

1. Apply Online

Submitting an online application is quick and easy. Our team will be in touch within a few days.

2. Orientation

 Come to Orientation at The NOAH Center to get onboarded, tour the facility, and learn the ropes.

3. volunteer!

After Orientation, we’ll work with your availability and get you on our volunteer schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities

General Animal Care

Cat Kennel Tech

Help us keep our kitty living quarters spick and span, and spend time loving on our whiskered friends.

Dog Kennel Tech

Tidy up dog suites and provide new enriching toys, plenty of love, affection, and social time for dogs in our care.

Dog Walker

Come get those steps in and some fresh air while walking dogs out on our on-site half-mile walking trail, or play with dogs in our off-leash area. 

Foster Care Tech

Assist our Foster Care Team with check-in of new arrivals, completing wellness exams for neonates in our care, cleaning suites, and more. 


200+ animals create a LOT of laundry! Help us stay on top of our daily loads by washing pet bedding and towels out in our garage.

Medical Care

Isolation Ward Tech (18+)

Assist our ISO Team with caring for sick cats and dogs, ensuring strict protocols for handling, cleaning, and sanitization.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Assistant (18+)

No veterinary experience is required for volunteering in our clinic, but is great for those with a medical interest; wash surgical instruments, build surgical packs, and more. 

Shelter Support

Facilities Maintenance

Mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, painting, and more! Help us keep our grounds looking great. 

Fundraising & Events

Join our fundraising team and help bring in the funds that our organization needs to operate. Help in the office (computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office is necessary for this) or lend a helpful hand at events. 

Common Questions

Minimum Age Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Teens 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering, but once they turn 16 they may volunteer alone. Teens 14-17 can apply to volunteer above. 
Adults 18+ should visit our Adult Volunteer page. Youths 8-13 can register for one of our Kid’s Day volunteer opportunities. 

Expected Time Commitments

Volunteer shifts are typically between 2-6 hours, depending on the volunteer job position, with 4 hours being the most common. Most volunteers come once per week following a regular schedule (for example: Saturday’s, 8-12; or Wednesdays, 3-6). We ask new volunteers to commit to volunteering for at least 4 months, however we have volunteers who have been with us for 15 years or more! Busy school schedule? That’s okay; we are flexible and can work with your availability.

Membership Fees for Volunteering

All new volunteers are required to enroll in our membership program as a condition of service. The membership fee is a one-time fee of $25 per person and provides one volunteer t-shirt, a name badge, and training. If you are unable to pay the membership fee special accommodations can be made with the Volunteer Coordinator on a case by case basis.

High School Community Service Opportunities

High school students in need of school-required community service hours are welcome to volunteer. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Anyone 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering their time, both can apply above. Students will be scheduled according to their service hour requirements. High School students under 18 who are looking to volunteer at The NOAH Center can apply to volunteer above. High School students age 18 can use our Adult Application.

Court-Ordered Community Service Hours

We are not able to offer court-ordered community service hours at this time.

Background Checks

We do not require anyone under 18 to complete a background check.