Volunteer


Helping Our Community's Homeless Animals 

The Montclair Township Animal Shelter hosts volunteer orientation sessions throughout the year. We will post session dates and times on this page. If you are interested in volunteer work at the shelter, please download the form below, complete it and send or bring to: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Download Montclair Township Animal Shelter volunteer form.


For questions about volunteering, email us at: adoptmontclairshelter@gmail.com


Volunteer Goals: 
  • To assist staff with the socialization of the animals up for adoption through continuing dog training and behavior modification programs, dog walking, cat playtime and grooming
  • Community outreach and shelter approved education programs
  • To relieve the burden of shelter overcrowding or to provide specialized care for individual animals through  foster care system
  • To help us achieve a sound and reliable fundraising program to help supplement the shelter budget so that we may continue to improve our shelter services and programs
  • To help promote our animals for adoption
  • To be productive and conduct themselves in an appropriate and professional manner
What do volunteers do? Volunteers are an essential part of our shelter. We appreciate you! There are many opportunities, each one with their own duties. Each day is different and there's always something to be done - just ask a staff member what the needs are that day!
  •  Join up to three of our volunteer teams! Dog handling, Cat Action Team, Placement Team, Fundraising & Event Team, Outreach & Education Team, Marketing & P.R. Team, and our Wildlife Team. 
  • Groom or bathe a dog (ask the staff first please). This makes them more appealing for adoption
  • Throughout day in the cat adoption areas swap dirty litter boxes with new ones, replenish food and water in cages
  • Wash, dry and put away laundry
  • Wash, dry and put away animal dishes
  • Assist staff in cleaning adoption area cat cages/cattery

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SIGN-UP
*Orientation space is limited. If all spots are full (Eventbrite links will say it is "sold out") then please continue to check back for upcoming orientation dates.  
As soon as dates are scheduled they will be posted here.*

When New Orientation Dates are Added, Register below:
*Please bring your Eventbrite Ticket with you to Orientation*
*Arrive a few minutes prior to start time.  Orientations start on time.
Latecomers will not be allowed to attend*

New Orientation Dates Coming Soon!