Opportunities to Help

Noah’s Ark is fortunate to have a strong group of volunteers who help with a wide variety of tasks that keep the shelter and its programs running. We’d never be able to accomplish all that we do without them.

Not sure if volunteering with animals is right for you? Then read this story by Carol Kline, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul and advisory committee member, Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation.

We warmly welcome all who would like to help the animals of Noah’s Ark to come join us. Whatever you enjoy doing, there’s something (or someone) waiting for you at Noah’s Ark! Give the shelter a call (641-472-6080) to find out when the next Volunteer Orientation session takes place.

You don’t even have to live in Fairfield to contribute. Our Des Moines volunteers help with our dogs at the Clive PetSmart on adoption days and keep our kitties content who temporarily reside in the Adoption Center there until finding their forever homes.

Below are just a few of the volunteer opportunities we currently have available.

Sign Up!

To become a Noah’s Ark Volunteer, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out our Volunteer application (PDF format) and either bring it to the next Volunteer Orientation, or mail it to:
    Noah’s Ark
    PO Box 748
    Fairfield, Iowa 52556
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation session. Contact the shelter to find out when the next Volunteer Orientation will be held. Wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a shirt with sleeves.
  3. Be 18 years of age or olderYouth ages 11-15 must be accompanied by a parent for the orientation, and for all volunteer sessions. Volunteers ages 16-18 may be at the shelter without a parent, but must have written parental consent.

Please send us an e-mail if you have any questions.