To volunteer with Marion County Dog Services, you must be:

1) At least 18 years old to work in the kennel with the dogs;

2) At least 16 years old with parental permission;

3) Able to attend department orientation and training;

4) A humane & caring person with time and love to share.

Please complete this application form if you meet the above qualifications and are interested in becoming a Dog Shelter volunteer for Marion County, Oregon. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

*We are not able to accept court-ordered community service at this time.

*In order to be eligible to volunteer at the Marion County Dog Shelter, applicants' personal dogs must be licensed.

Name and address

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Reason for Volunteering

Why do you wish to volunteer with Dog Services?

Where did you hear about us?

Where did you learn about volunteer opportunities at our shelter?


Do you currently own any dogs?

Do you have experience working with the public?

If yes, please list:

School/Program Association

If you are volunteering as a member of a group (school, employer, ect.), please indicate the following:
(We are not able to accept court-ordered community service at this time)

Position of Interest

Check the position(s)that most interest you:

Emergency Contact

Name of person we can contact in an emergency:

I understand that submitting this application form and attending orientation is just the first step in placement. Completing these steps does not guarantee placement, further screening and training may be required. Background checks may also be required for certain positions.