School- Community Service Volunteers & Adult & Junior Formal Volunteers

Community Service Volunteers

(including community service required for school)

If you need to complete community service hours required by your school or organization, you may do them here at PHS. Community service hours are between 8 am and 5 pm on Tuesdays, and 8 am and 12 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Individuals performing community service are able to participate in a variety of tasks around the shelter, but will not receive in-depth animal training and therefore cannot interact with animals. Community service volunteers primarily complete cleaning and maintenance tasks. After you have fulfilled your required number of hours, you can transition into becoming a regular volunteer after attending orientation and training. For questions about volunteering at the shelter please contact Be sure to include your full name, your phone number, the organization requiring you to complete community service hours, and the number of hours you need to fulfill.

Adult & Junior Formal Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PHS volunteer! Please stop by our shelter or email to become a volunteer today!



NOTE: You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer with PHS unsupervised. Individuals between 10 and 15 years of age may volunteer with a trained parent or legal guardian and may be restricted to certain volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering FAQs

1) How old do I have to be to volunteer? Volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer unsupervised. Individuals between 10 and 15 years old can volunteer with a parent or guardian, and are restricted to certain volunteer opportunities.

2) When can I come in to volunteer once I am trained? You can start volunteering today! We will provide onsite training the day you start.

3) Is there a minimum time commitment per month? No, but we do ask that you have a t-shirt and that you try to make volunteering a regular commitment.

4) Do I need to be present for particular times or shifts? No, you can show up whenever you have time! Once you get familiar with how our shelter runs, there may be times you prefer to come in and help out. We just ask you check in with the front desk upon arrival and check out when you leave.

For other questions about volunteering at the shelter, please contact our Front Office Manager at