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Calling all dog walkers, cat cuddlers, laundry whizzes, event organizers and general worker bees. North Country Animal League can’t exist without your help! Each year, more than 250 volunteers donate approximately 1000 hours of their time to help care for the animals at NCAL. We are so grateful to these individuals who donate their time and skills with the shared goal of helping to better the lives of our shelter animals.

Opportunities in our Shelter:

Please click on the links below for current available volunteer opportunities at NCAL. We hope that our volunteers in the following positions can commit to regular weekly shifts for a duration of at least 4 months:

Interested in becoming an NCAL volunteer?

Please fill out the following volunteer application form, so that we can learn a little bit more about how you are interested in helping. 
*PLEASE NOTE: A volunteer fee of $10 will be charged during volunteer orientations to cover for the volunteer shirt.

Volunteer Application

  • Personal Information

  • NCAL holds volunteer orientations twice per quarter. Pre-registration is required. There is a maximum of 12 participants per orientation. If a session is not listed in the drop down menu, it is full. Please select another available session from the list.
  • If different from above
  • *If looking to get credit or a temporary opportunity, please visit the shelter during open hours as a drop-in volunteer.
  • Please list any allergies, physical limitations, etc.
  • If yes, please explain. Specify if it was was narcotics-related.
  • Availability

  • Areas of Interest

    We are currently expanding our volunteer program, therefore we may not have opportunities yet for all areas listed below. We hope to accommodate everybody in the best interest of our organization. More information will be provided for the various established programs at our volunteer orientation.
  • Please type your First and Last name
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY


*Quarterly orientation dates to be determined once enough applications have been received.
*Orientations take place at North Country Animal League
*You must be 16 years or older to volunteer at NCAL without a parent/guardian.


Come find your next best friend!

To date, North Country Animal League has taken in, cared for, and found homes for over 11,000 homeless animals. Connecting humans with animals is what we do best - whether it be through adoptions, education and outreach, or volunteer opportunities. We created this video to show you what you can expect when you come to NCAL to find your next best friend!