Become a FLAS Volunteer

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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.