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Join us for our monthly Volunteer Orientation, held on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Animal Care and Control. Interested in becoming a volunteer? If you are 16 and older, please stop by for our monthly volunteer orientation! No appointment necessary. Call Tammy Roberts for information at (561) 233-1281. Orientation and interview are pre-requisites for volunteering at the shelter.

*The March 2014 orientation will be held on Sunday, March 9th.

There are three volunteer programs available:

1) Residents ages 16 and older may volunteer at the facility, and must qualify for an available volunteer position.

2) School credit and court appointed community service for students ages 12-17, see student application below.

3) The Foster Care Program for is available to students and adults of any age.

The court appointed Community Service Program is available for adults ages 16 and older. See information below. A special program is available to students ages 12-17 required to provide court appointed community service hours.

Animal Care and Control operates seven days a week. The pet adoption program and business hours at the shelter are Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers working with customers should schedule their volunteer hours during business hours. Other positions working in the kennel with dogs and clinic areas have a more flexible work schedule throughout the day. Some volunteer positions require work-experience in handling animals.

Adult Volunteer Program: Complete a volunteer application and mail to PBCACC, Volunteer Program, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 or fax to attention 'Tammy Roberts' at (561) 233-1234.

Student Volunteer Program for School Credit: Complete a student application and call (561) 233-1281 for more information. This program is for students ages 12-17 to earn school credit hours by collecting the pet food and supplies needed to support the 'Foster Care' program. For those students required to provide Court Appointed Community Service hours, the program is restricted to ages 12-17 only.

Foster Care Program: Complete the application and mail to the above address. Download an application PDF

Adult Court Appointed Community Service
Adults, age 18 and older, with 20 or more court appointed community service hours must be approved by shelter officials. Upon completion of application, please call Tammy Roberts, Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 233-1281 for an interview appointment.

Volunteer Positions Available to Qualified Applicants:

  • Lost and Found (assisting pet owners with lost and found pets

  • Community Projects & Special Events (volunteer to work displays and events)

  • Pawpurrazzi Volunteer (photographer)

  • Customer Service Greeters (welcome the public and assist with adoptions)

  • Cat Socializing (exercising and socializing cats in the adoption program)

  • Placement Partner Program
    • If your organization rescues dogs and cats and would like to work with Animal Care and Control, call (561) 233-1219 for more information or mail your completed Placement Partner application and attachments to PBCACC, Attn: Customer Relations Manager, 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411.

  • Pet Exercise & Play Group Program (bathing, walking, and socializing the dogs)

  • Spay Shuttle Client Registration (registration table each morning)

  • Educational Programs and Tours (presenting educational programs at the elementary, middle, and high schools)

  • Kennel Care Assistant (caring and feeding the animals)

  • South Florida Fair Animal Care and Control Exhibit (January/February)

 

 

Contact Us

 

Main Facility
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Shelter Hours:
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
Shelter Map

Main Phone:
(561) 233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
(561) 276-1344

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
Pahokee
Stray/Injured Pick Up (561) 233-1200, extension 0
Spay/Neuter Clinic (561) 233-SPAY
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