Become a FLAS Volunteer
Click Here to Download the FLAS Volunteer Application
FLAS is much more than just an animal shelter. It's a place where dedicated professionals and volunteers share their commitment, their passion and their talent to help the animals and people in our community.
Steps to becoming a FLAS Volunteer:
Step One: Submit a FLAS sign up form
Step Two: Complete Volunteer Orientation
Step Three: Sign up on our Volunteer's Facebook Page Calendar
Volunteer Orientation Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:00 AM.
Ways You Can Volunteer:
Dog Walking: Walk dogs on leash in our fenced exercise yard, providing training and socialization to increase adoptability during the animals' stay at the shelter.
Kennel Assistance: Train and socialize dogs in the shelter to increase their adoptability, assist members of the public looking to adopt a new companion.
Cat Habitat/Kitten Room: Socialize the cats in the shelter and assist members of the public looking to adopt a new companion.
Pet Detective: Assist members of the public looking for lost pets; check and compare lost and found reports, internet lost and found reports; and escort visitors to stray hold areas to claim their lost companion.
Greeting: Assist members of the public visiting the animal shelter by answering questions and directing them to their destination.
Adoption Promotion and Assistance: Take digital photos of animals awaiting adoption, upload them to the Internet with cute and descriptive write-ups to promote the animals to potential adopters.
Outreach & Events Assistance: Participate in community events in the Shoals area to promote the work of FLAS and to adopt out animals in need of new permanent and loving homes.
Volunteer Program Assistance: Provide administrative support to the volunteer program at FLAS with data entry, filing and paperwork support.
Transport Team: Help FLAS with the transfer of animals to our placement partners throughout the United States by using your own vehicle to transport animals to other shelters and/or rescue groups on an on-call basis.
General Cleaning: Laundry, dishes, kennel cleaning, disinfection, sweeping/mopping, cage cleaning, cleaning outdoor areas, etc.
Foster Care: Provide a temporary home to animals who need a bit of time and extra TLC before being made available for adoption and going to their new homes.
Fundraising: Provide assistance with marketing and fundraising with FLAS.