In return for your hard work and dedication, we will provide support, training and boundless gratitude. Volunteers are vital to the lives of homeless pets at FAPS. Each FAPS volunteer pledges at least four hours a month.

Complete your FAPS Volunteer Profile and sign up to attend a New Volunteer Orientation.

After Orientation, you can schedule to volunteer or drop in to help out!

  • Volunteers must be 16+ to walk dogs without adult supervision

  • Volunteers ages 16 –17 years old must have a parent/guardian sign a consent form and a parent must accompany the volunteer on the day of orientation. 

  • Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes, preferably comfortable sneakers. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!

  • Volunteers must commit to at least 4 hours per month and commit to volunteer for at least 3 months (for exceptions to this or questions, please still apply and note this in your application; we still want your help!)

  • Volunteers must be able and willing to follow procedures for the safety of the animals, the public, volunteers and staff.

  • All Volunteers must attend an orientation and complete necessary training before volunteering.

Volunteer Qualifications



Volunteer Hours & Duties




**If you have COURT ORDERED Community Service to be completed, you must come into the shelter during open hours to fill out an application.

You do not need to fill out the application on this page, and you will not be taking an orientation

You will need to bring documentation of your offense, number of hours to complete, and completion date.

Those interested in serving court ordered community service hours at FAPS can also email us at communityservice@fapspet.org or call the shelter at 910-864-9040.

FAPS does not accept court appointed community service to those charged with: animal abuse, violent crime, or theft of any kind.