The Volunteer Program is BACK after a long suspension due to COVID!
Volunteers play an integral role at the Cape May County Animal Shelter. There are many tasks they do daily at the shelter such as:
- Cage and kennel cleaning
- Cat socializing and exercising
- Dog walking
- Special events
- PetSmart Aide
- Foster Home
Interested residents 14-17 years of age may volunteer, however they must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult while volunteering. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to provide supervision for junior volunteers. That adult providing the supervision must attend orientation as well.
Those interested in volunteering must first attend a mandatory New Volunteer Orientation held periodically. The class is approximately one hour long and is held during the week in the early afternoon. See below to register. Orientation is informal and is your opportunity to learn if volunteering at this shelter is a good fit for you. Volunteer opportunities exist seven days a week - however only between the hours listed below:
Kennel cleaning, cat cage cleaning, kitchen sanitizing: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Dog Walking: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cat Cuddling: 12:30 - 4:00pm
Clerical Assistance: 9:00am - 4:00pm
PetSmart Aide: 7:00 - 930am AND 4:30 - 7:00pm
NEXT ORIENTATION: Contact the shelter.
Pre-registration is required. Contact us to pre-register:
- Phone: 609-465-8923
View the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Volunteer Manual (PDF).
The shelter is an official adoption partner of PetSmart Charities, Inc. at the PetSmart store in Rio Grande, New Jersey. Volunteers make the animals comfortable with clean cages and fresh food in the morning (7-9:30 am) and evening (4:30-7 pm). For more information on this program click here: volunteer activities at PetSmart.