Become a Volunteer

Animal Rescue Project Volunteer Application

Join our team of smiling faces

We need the gift of your time and talent!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Animal Rescue Project. We look to volunteers to walk dogs, socialize cats, cuddle with kittens and puppies, bathe and groom animals in need, and so many other hands-on interactions with pets.

We also need volunteers to help with fund-raising, marketing, and administrative tasks.

Whatever your talents and interests, we have a role for you.

The first step in the process is to complete and submit a Volunteer Application. Once we receive your application we will schedule you for an orientation session.

Code of conduct

Our code of conduct defines the values and beliefs of our organization

When you join our team, you're part of our family, whether you've been with us since we started or you have just signed up. As an Animal Rescue Project volunteer we ask you to agree to our code of conduct:

  • Professionalism
  • Kindness
  • Fairness and Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Safety

Our code of conduct guides us in maintaining a harmonious volunteer community, where people are respected for their contributions and are dedicated to helping one another succeed.

You’ll be expected to sign a pledge committing to these values before becoming an active volunteer.

The Next Step

You're on your way to becoming our next volunteer!

To find out more about volunteer opportunities with Animal Rescue Project, please contact us. Or just fill out our volunteer application below, and we'll contact you about a volunteer orientation.

Volunteer Application

Applicant Information

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  • Please bring picture ID with you to your volunteer orientation.
  • If you're under 18, you will need to bring a parent/guardian with you to orientation to fill out waivers.
  • If you're under 16, you will need to be accompanied by a registered adult volunteer when volunteering with ARP.

Background and Interests


Thank you again for your interest in working on our rescue team!
Please check that the information in all fields is accurate and then click the button below.

Animal Rescue Project Logo. Depicts a silhouette of a dog and cat within a red and white lifesaver buoy.

Animal Rescue Project focuses on saving at-risk pets in pound facilities. We save homeless pets, one at a time, give them medical care and a safe temporary home, and provide responsible adoption services to those seeking pets.

Featured Pets

Contact Us

Animal Rescue Project
219 Peekstok
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed