Due to an unprecedented number of animals in our care, the Dumb Friends League will accept dog surrenders by appointment only. Please visit the Pet Surrender page to schedule a time. Read More

Volunteer Application

Application process

  1. Complete the application below - Upon completion, you’ll receive an email inviting you to our next volunteer orientation. Be sure to check your junk folder, and email volunteer@ddfl.org if you don’t receive a communication within 24 hours. Please note that there is a $30 application fee that covers the cost of administrative processing, background check fees and volunteer uniform. However, if you are passionate about our program and are unable to pay the fee, please reach out to Megan Newhouse mnewhouse@ddfl.org to discuss options!
  2. Attend orientation - Each volunteer attends a two-hour informational session where we provide an overview of our services, philosophies, and an introduction to our volunteer program.
  3. Interview - Prospective volunteers interview one-on-one with a Dumb Friends League representative to discuss volunteer interests and determine the most suitable volunteer assignment.
  4. Attend training classes - New volunteers attend multiple trainings throughout a 5-6 week long onboarding process to learn volunteer policies and procedures, shelter safety, and become familiar with League programs and services.